We wonder many times in our day-to-day routine
“Are there any tables available in a popular restaurant?”
“How long is the line at a private hospital OPD right now?”
“Does that bank have a long waiting line?”
“Are there any tickets left for an upcoming movie at the local cinema?”
It would be impractical to rig up electronic sensors to answer such questions about every place on the planet, but the people in those places already know the answers, if only you could ask them.
Dyslocate does exactly this by letting users ask time-sensitive questions about specific locations, and get them answered by complete strangers on the spot with anonymity.
This is crowd-sensing: a way of tapping into networks of distributed human beings