City-based Technocrats are thrilled that Biden’s recently passed infrastructure bill will lather cities with billions of dollars for smart city projects designed to light up the Internet of Things, provide ubiquitous surveillance and wrap in outlying areas that are currently out of reach of the surveillance state. Did you think that infrastructure spending was about fixing potholes and bridges?Read More
Data is the new oil of the 21st century. COVID-19 is providing the opportunity for city CIOs to implement massive new data collection and analysis systems at a time when other initiatives have no funding or support. Technocrats remain in control of the entire narrative.