The world is witnessing tremendous innovation in wireless technologies, leading to significant changes in how humans and machines interact with one another. These new wireless technologies and the changes they support are generating exciting opportunities to address environmental impacts in a range of fields, from agriculture to utilities.
Wireless enables rapid and efficient information exchange with remote, mobile, or otherwise hard-to-reach people and equipment, in ways that were previously difficult, if not impossible. This encourages the collection of much more detailed information, which can be used in new ways by a wider range of users. This growing “information anywhere” environment creates opportunities to benefit the environment in significant ways.