When I read this article, I remembered an expression I heard a long time ago: “No technical problem will remain unsolved forever”.

A new Sun Microsystems initiative aims to make the programming of sensor networks easier -- ushering in an era of widespread adoption.

Sensor networks are collections of nodes, sometimes as small as millimeters in length or diameter, that consist of small computer processors, memory devices, and radios that transmit and receive information between devices. These networks hold much promise for performing tasks such as monitoring and regulating the harsh environments in industrial plants, controlling home and office climates (see Where Sensors Make Sense), and tracking the condition of packages.

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