Citysense Nightlife Indicator
Citysense is an software application that runs on your cellphone; it shows where all of the
activity is in your city. Citysense was developed by a Columbia computer science professor; it
'uses advanced machine learning techniques to number crunch vast amounts of data emanating from
thousands of cell-phones, GPS-equipped cabs and other data devices to paint live pictures of where
people are gathering.'
(Citysense shows city-wide activity)
"Citysense is an application that operates on the Sense Networks Macrosense platform, which
analyzes massive amounts of aggregate, anonymous location data in real-time. Macrosense is already
being used by business people for things like selecting store locations and understanding retail
demand. But we asked ourselves: with all this real-time data, what else could we do for a city?
Nightlife enhancement was the obvious answer. This release is just a test, and we're interested in
your feedback on how to make the application better. You'll find a feedback button in Citysense."
This application reminds me a little of the monoblock dating system from Larry Niven's The Best of all Possible Wars; you can get a map of all the people in an area (like a bar) and then find out about them.
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