From The Register

Computerised lamp posts look like being the basis of the biggest data network ever, as the world’s traffic monitors set about controlling cars with wireless. And the result could be an absolute windfall for a startup company which, it seems, owns all the relevant patents.

The whole article reads like some sci-fi nut’s dream… but it could become very, very real. If an entire city or town or even a simple road was a big, internet connected wireless hotspot, you could pretty much access information anywhere. How cool/scary is that?