This story’s sponsor, Here, asks “Can data make cities more human?” Yet, it’s all about them, not citizens: “It’s really a utopia or oblivion moment – it depends on us architects where we want to go.” In reality, citizens don’t care where Technocrats want to go.
May 22, 2019
Trump signed the Opportunity Zone legislation (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) in December 2017 and then created the House Opportunity and Revitalization Council by Executive Order in December 2018. With over 8,700 Opportunity Zones identified by state Governors, the money tornado is accelerating.
Smart City apologists have a technological solution to every conceivable problem, but few understand the web of control they are creating around all inhabitants. As Charles Dickens might have written, “The future is utopian. The future is dystopian.”