Ann Cavoukian blasted Google when she resigned: “I imagined us creating a Smart City of Privacy, as opposed to a Smart City of Surveillance. Your personal information, your privacy is critical. It is not just a fundamental human right. It forms the foundation of our freedom.”
As Google applies its data management skills on a real city, Quayside, it is turning into a privacy nightmare. What it needs to do, it will not do because its prime directive is to collect identifiable data. De-identified data is totally useless to Technocrats at Google.
Quayside and Sidewalk Labs have been discussed here before. It was to be a ‘Smart City of Privacy’ but that was a myth from the beginning. A hat-tip to privacy expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian for walking out on them and exposing their deception.
Technocrats are social engineers and not urban designers, but they somehow think they are more qualified to determine the fate of millions. If a tiny Mexican town can stop the Technocrat steamroller, then any city can as well.
Technocrats lied, misrepresented and bulldozed their way into this small town. When citizens finally saw what was going on, and that the interlopers had no authority, they gave them the boot.
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.