Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?
Government Cellphones Handhelds Input Devices Your Rights Online

Brazil Using Smartphones For Planning the Future 115

shafiur writes "Brazil has bought 150,000 LG smartphones and has embarked on the world's first fully digital national census. Can they succeed when the US recently failed to go digital? The Brazilians say that the digital census has several advantages over paper and pen methods. They say that the data is more accurate since GPS data will pinpoint the exact location of a household. The GPS data is cross-referenced with satellite images to ensure that responses are correctly geo-tagged. The recently begun census will underpin future publicy-making decisions."
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Brazil Using Smartphones For Planning the Future

Comments Filter:
  • Re:First? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 29, 2010 @05:56PM (#33410916)

    You're talking about completely different cultures. Americans are afraid that the nanny state will take over in the future. Nordic people are afraid that their nanny states won't be sufficiently good at nannying in the future.

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.