Do you want a warning before the world ends?
What is a supernova?
a Supernova It refers to the “catastrophic explosion of a massive star at the end of its life. It can emit more energy in a few seconds than our Sun will emit in its billions of years.”
Two or three supernovae occur every century in galaxies such as the Milky Way.
So how does Extraluminal detect Earth’s killer supernovae?
The collapse of the supernova core produces a mass of neutrinos.
The extraluminal service detects these neutrinos by stringing together half a dozen neutrinos observatories around the world.
This data is analyzed regularly. If/when there is cause for concern, the data is pushed to your Exaluminal device, triggering an alarm.
And we’re not talking about a big-ass red button, but something that looks like this:
The plug-in device connects to your WiFi network. Connects to your smart speakers to automatically play the REM song “It’s the End of the World As We Know It” when an alert is received.
Is Exaluminal the IoT Device We Deserve?
I managed to make some gains: its use of a local network avoids the need for complex communication protocols. The data comes from reliable sources.
And for those who want an hour to say goodbye to their loved ones, it offers a massive return on investment.
However, I am not clear business model. How many people fear being destroyed by a supernova are willing to pay up front for a subscription? Maybe it is an alternative to the funeral plan?
Fortunately, the device is a joke (if you haven’t read this yet, you’ve missed this crucial fact).
Do we want alerts of our demise?
However, I question the feasibility of early warning systems after the 2018 Hawaii Emergency Alert Disaster.
Residents received a notification of the arrival of a ballistic missile that advised them to petition, and concluded: “This is not a maneuver.” Local television and radio networks also received the alert.
Unsurprisingly, the notification was sent in error and was only corrected after 38 minutes and 13 seconds. This is so damn big.
However, the Internet of Things can play a vital role in detecting and communicating with environmental changes.
The Internet of Things is very good at predicting natural disasters
Although the Internet of Things is not as dramatic as a supernova annihilating Earth, it is able to detect the early stages of natural disasters To help mitigate and prevent loss of life and property.
For example, a German startup dryad It has developed off-grid solar powered sensors that are attached to trees. Machine learning processes sensor data to look for specific gas patterns.
During the very early stages of wildfires, gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen are released. This makes it possible to detect fires before an open flame starts and send an alert to emergency services.
It’s a massive advance from the traditional Internet of Things, which uses satellites or cameras in trees to detect smoke. The problem is that the fire can It burns for up to three hours before it is visually detected. So the discovery of gas is a huge advance.
As for supernovae, rest assured, there isn’t enough Earth left to cause a mass extinction.
But a (appropriately distant) supernova does exist Expected later this year In the Northern Hemisphere, which would be visible without specialized equipment.
So you might want to check it out – and raise a glass as if it were the end of the world.