Google News UK has updated its ‘commercial project ideas’ page to include a new set of 10 new ideas to help tackle climate crisis.
These include the “Project of the Day” (for an event or event-related product), “Projecting the Future” (with or without a product), and “Predicting the Next Event” (where a company can make predictions on future events).
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The first of these ideas, “Project for the Future”, is a concept of “future-proofing” in which a company could develop its own “smart” product that would be able to predict the weather.
It has the added benefit of giving customers a way to “check” on what is happening in their city.
Project for future-proofed products would be “tied into the cloud” and are able to track what is going on in real time, but are not tied to specific products or events.
The second of these, “Patching the Future,” uses “smart contracts” to set up an “event management system”.
This is similar to the way Amazon uses its Echo and HomeKit devices to deliver information to its customers.
This could be used for things like weather alerts and weather forecasts, as well as other products.
In terms of how these “commercial projects” could help solve the climate crisis, Google has a few different ideas.
“Future-proof” could mean the product could be designed with the environment in mind, “Smart contracts” could be set up with the intention of managing future events and “Provisioning an event management system” could provide a way for an event to be hosted at the right place at the correct time.