An interesting interview in Silicon Valley Biz Ink with a couple Berkeley-based researchers working on smart dust. It provides a pretty good overview of the research, and where it could go. For some reason, this paragraph jumped out at me.
Having worked in a big database company before, I think companies can learn that data doesn’t just reside on disks. Tons of data available in the physical world can be sampled via sensor networks. There is a clear need for database software in sensor networks and a lot of work still needs to be done simply because sensor networks require network integration on a vast scale.
Must cogitate. Find espresso….
[via Arlington Institute Future Edition]