Did you know that in the twentieth century, more lives were taken by the outbreak of diseases than by wars? Microsoft has a solution for this problem: Experience Project Premonition.
Many, including myself, underestimate the toll that may require to stop epidemics. Few know that shortly after the First World War an outbreak of flu killed more people than the war itself, in fact: In every war in which America fought in the twentieth century, malaria claimed more lives than bullets were shot by soldiers. The US military is also logically seeking solutions to this problem, so they can anticipate diseases. But how do you capture all the insects that spread the disease? Microsoft has the answer: Drones. Meet Project Premonition.
Microsoft wants Project Premonition to catch insects and identify the diseases that is spread before it pose a danger to humans or their livestock. The whole forms a kind of drone cylinder in which insects can be caught. According to first reports, the system is very effective. After the drones are back in the laboratory, the insects are analyzed by scientists, who then quickly able to map the distribution of existing and emerging diseases. The result is that a large group can create drones that could save the lives of thousands. Nice words, of course, but Project Premonition must prove itself.