Re: Smart Dust Article

From: Joel Pitt (
Date: Sat Apr 20 2002 - 20:13:02 MDT

Evan Reese wrote:

>I hadn't seen this mentioned here, so I thought I would.
>The Smart Dust project at Berkeley is farther along than I had thought.
>Imagine a bunch of these little things networked up. Or, to bend Sen.
>Dirkson's oft-quoted phrase a bit: 'A billion here, a billion there, pretty
>soon you're talkin' real [intelligence].'

I just finished reading Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness in the Sky" where things
just like this are called Localizers. After I had finished it, I was
"it can't be too long till someone implements them". Looks like I was
right :)


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