While sensors, radars and cameras may be what people think when they envision the smart cities of the future, data will be what make improvement…
The more data collected by Smart City technology the greater the risk of it all ending up in the hands of hackers. Lack of security is an existential threat to city inhabitants but only a slight nuisance to Big Tech.
Smart Buildings in Smart Cities are supposed to create a ‘safe and healthy environment’ for their occupants’ but careless security holes are drawing hackers like bees to honey. Instead of fixing the flaws, experts recommend defensive AI systems.
After stiff resistance from citizens and privacy advocates in Toronto over Quayside, Google has decided to replicate its city-from-scratch experiment in downtown San Jose, California.
All 100,000 of Philadelphia’s streetlights will be replaced with wifi-equipped poles capable of total surveillance. It will be mostly financed by energy savings of LEDs over high-pressure sodium bulbs.
Why would cyber-thieves want to steal non-personal data that is available free to the public anyway? Or, is San Diego secretly collecting and storing more personal data that has greater value to hackers?
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) actively promotes “regional collaboration” and “sustainable economic development”. It smacks of UN policies from top to bottom, creating many un-Constitutional initiatives.
In Technocracy: The Hard Road to World Order, I wrote, “Cryptocurrency is the futuristic tool of Sustainable Development.” Seoul is proving that crypto is “an essential part of the Smart City toolbox.”
Technocrats design cities according to their “science of social engineering”, where citizens are just animals in the maze to be controlled, directed, managed and surveilled. Smart cities will be the scourge of humanity, not its salvation.
A modern-day Babel is attempting to rise off the desert floor in the Mideast, intentionally built from the ground up with latest Smart City technology that will be run by robots and AI.