Many pro-industry groups have compiled lists of the benefits of smart cities, the promise of data-driven decision-making, and the purported benefits of 5G and the…
A new and purely Technocrat invention to impose unelected regionalism will soon sweep the nation. Phoenix is the pilot and model, with over 30 cities and 4.7 million citizens. Three non-governmental organizations are simply rising up to dominate the entire region to set policies and implementation plans relating to Smart City technology. There is no public mandate or authority for these actions. You heard this first on Technocracy.News!
Blockchain technology that enables cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin will also enable Smart Cities, and Seoul, South Korea will be a test lab. Blockchain technology can be used for any conceivable type of transaction, from parking tickets to real estate transactions.
Arizona State University brags about being the leading Sustainable Development center in America, and is now taking a key role to promote regionalism and Smart City initiatives in Arizona. It will be a massive Public-Private Partnership. A key partner, Arizona Institute for Digital Progress, claims that this is America’s first Smart Region.
5G carriers have successfully lobbied the FCC to block city surcharges on their 5G installations. This oversteps FCC authority and is patently unconstitutional. Basically, carriers want cities to stay out of their hair as they rollout 5G nilly-willy across America. This underscores that Big Tech is in full control of the political/regulatory process.
Newly imposed tariffs are forcing an important issue into the spotlight: America is dependent upon China to provide the bulk of switches, routers and circuit boards to rollout 5G. What’s the problem? A leading supplier of 5G tech, Huawei, is closely tied to the Chinese government.
Thanks to carrier lobbying, twenty states have already passed legislation to strip their cities of the power to regulate 5G rollouts. Cities are fighting back with lawsuits to restore local control and ability to set fees and address health concerns. A Technocrat state Senator in Texas says, “We should keep government out of the way of technology and let technology get us all there.”
Sustainable Cities will do whatever it takes to get you out of your automobile and onto public transportation. If you want a personal transportation device, you will get a free pass to acquire a bicycle to get some exercise and lose some weight at the same time. Technocrats always seem to know what’s best for you.
At last count, the major telecom carriers are working on 5G rollout in about 50 cities throughout America, including some second tier cities like Waco, Texas and Sacramento, California. The big surge of mass installation should be fully underway by mid-2019. This is not about cell phones, but rather factories, autonomous vehicles, ubiquitous collection of data from sensors, surveillance and Smart City technology.
Activists in Los Angeles should be hounding its city council day and night to stop these devilish negotiations to create the “smartest city” in America that would follow the China model of Technocracy. Public-Private Partnerships are a spawn of the United Nations and Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy.