Implementing an earth monitor
Blog: End to End BPM
When I was a teenager – well if we have a startup nation mentality, we all continue to be the real rebels aren’t we? – I noticed when I was at the beach, this very same kind of human negative presence on earth. That was an agglomeration of plastic melted with small rocks and other kinds of debris. Today it seems this has a name, called, plastiglomerate.
Human negative impact could be prevented if we were more aggressive on monitoring and measuring the imbalance created by human activity. This is achieved if we generate and make more data accessible.
Have you come across what is the potential to solve earth problems that include social, environmental and economic convergence if more anonymized data was published, make it assessable and make combine it to find solutions?
We can have two kinds of domains to measure impact:
- Evaluative: conducted retrospectively and based on actual outcomes that have already happened.
- Forecast: predicts how much social value will be created if the activities meet their intended outcomes.
Promoting the creating of a global telemetry system and public data disclosure can be used to improve climate models, provide surveillance of environmental status and enable early warning systems for extreme events, or protect the biosphere and ecosystems, that also includes people finding a way to be included in the society and have access to a source of income, being able to access a bank account, clean energy.
- TELCOS can enable the use the end point sensor capabilities to measure microclimate in the context of farming or make a joint venture with utilities to promote maximize green energy generation and introduction into the transportation network, giving also an edge on energy trading markets.
- Facility management companies can create global energy management models leveraging in the buildings where services are provided to induce practices to reduce energy consumption and promoting self-generation or storage.
- Governments can correlate patterns that will put people at risk, by changes in the societal context that will make people lose their job. It can promote wellness education to improve quality of life and decrease the cost of care.
You might argue that like in those challenges of the customer golden record, we will never get to know with full precision who the customer is, and the profile is incomplete, however, it is better to have some data on day one and build the scale effect, conducting to reliable, verifiable, and objective data to that will make us to step-in to:
- Climate action: greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions; disaster prevention and resilience; waste management and water management.
- Economic development: green energy production, and consumption; agriculture and land use; mobility; healthcare access; infrastructure development.
- Social equality: access to employment; food security; upskilling; participation and integration into society.
The viability of this approach thus depends primarily on the number of people, entities, and the intensity of use of the datasets and ultimately, data existence.