IoT Pigeons for air quality monitoring

Arming pigeons with sensors to monitor air quality! This idea sounds a bit excessive, however cool it might seem. The high level description does cover the cost aspect and the history of pigeons being used in warfare before, but consider this: Is the cost of IoT hardware really that expensive? With hardware costs coming down faster than ever, deploying a citywide solution is not prohibitively expensive anymore, certainly not worth extreme measures. Also, it would be worth considering whether any studies will be undertaken to address animal cruelty issues that will absolutely come with the territory. While this idea seems experimental for now, the above factors will determine it's viability for sure.

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