July 30, 2013
The other day a forest ranger was describing how volunteers count butterflies on a certain weekend every year. She said that the event is set up to avoid, for the most part, counting the same butterfly twice.
I started wondering if Google Glasses might someday be programmed to notice the individual differences in each butterfly’s pattern, so that when a person spots a butterfly the image will immediately be sent to a database and the computer could tell automatically if that particular butterfly had already been spotted. It would sure take a lot of the guesswork out of the situation.
Maybe someday when I’m feeling energetic I’ll contact Google and suggest it.