Sensor Webs Snag The Times

Nice article yesterday in the NY Times about sensor webs. We need more environmental applications of location technology, and fewer silly authoritarian applications.

By coincidence, I've just finished reading the 21st annual Year's Best Science Fiction anthology. The last story in this collection is Terry Bisson's "Dear Abbey", featuring a planetary environmental sensor web grown omniscient and omnipotent. A fantastic story. Charles Stross's "Rogue Farm" was the only one I enjoyed more.