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Is the ground beneath the Stanford campus listening to you?

Mercury News

As unnerving as it sounds, the technology could eventually have beneficial real-world applications

“When we start talking about smart cities and digital infrastructure… we are pointing to a future where there’s not just sensors everywhere, but the whole world and all of the infrastructure in it can be used as a sensor. What does privacy even mean when every place you go your individual gait is trackable or the specific weight of your car is trackable? The Stamen team thinks even buildings can be used as sensors in the same way to pick up slight vibrations.”