#482: Vieweather

Weather forecasts usually get represented iconically in the news media. To quote Mandelbrot, however, “Clouds are not spheres” -it’s usually pretty difficult to anticipate what the weather will actually be like by viewing these simple diagrams (especially if you live in a variable climate).

Today’s invention is a personal weather view. Images of different weather, as viewed via one’s favourite window, would be gathered over say a year or two. If the weather for tomorrow were forecasted to be snowy with some sun, then representative historical images gathered via this window would be used to show what was about to happen.

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These might be movies (or automated composites) and they could be displayed on a screen in the very window from which they were first seen or on your desktop, a day in advance.

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