One man’s deadly virus is another man’s sledge hammer to drive smart city policies, including booting cars out of city centers to make way for foot traffic, scooters and public transit. Demand for this is falsely attributed to local urbanites rather than green urban planners.
Arizona State University is not a state agency nor a representative of surrounding cities, but it is instrumental in creating a regional scheme to force smart city tech on 4.2 million people and 22 cities in Arizona.
National and global buzz is increasing over the Smart Region concept dreamed up by Arizona State University where smart city technology will bypass individual cities by imposing regional policies directly.
Private Cities are the beginning of neo-Feudalism where citizens exist for the pleasure and convenience of the land barons. If the ‘owners’ don’t like you, you can be summarily expelled with no recourse.
The former Governor of Maryland and Mayor of Baltimore believes that Smart City technology is the wave of future ‘evidence-based’ governance. In short, cities should better model themselves after Silicon Valley ‘entrepreneurs’ and ‘innovators.’
Regional governance is the arch-enemy and destroyer of a “republican form of government” as guaranteed to the states by the U.S. Constitution. ASU started the “Smart Region Initiative” that will impose Smart City policies throughout the region.
The elitist World Economic Forum is 100% behind Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, claiming that the future Smart City should be ‘first and foremost a sustainable city to minimize its environmental impact.’
Toyota is the latest entry into concept cities, called Woven City, will be built from scratch to test Smart City technology. Limited to around 2,000 residents, it will certainly not be affordable to the average citizen in Japan.
A key element to total surveillance is geospatial tracking (GeoInt) and monitoring of everything that moves. GeoInt was originally developed by the military for the military, but now it will power Smart Cities around the globe.
The standout trend is #6, “Mobility hubs and car-free zones”, discussed in several articles on TN. Banning cars from city centers and forcing people onto foot, bicycle, scooter or mass transit will be huge in 2020.