E-scooters were promoted as a holy grail for sustainable living in cities, cutting down on carbon-guzzling cars and providing recreation for all. Now, pedestrians just about everywhere loathe E-Scooters and want them dumped.
Technocrats at Microsoft will promote application development for 5G, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, in a quest to flood cities with Smart City command and control systems.
Thanks to Green New Deal ideology, cities around the world are banning cars to force drivers to give them up: San Francisco, New York, Olso, Madrid, Chengdu, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Brussels and Mexico City, among others.
If any city aspires to become “Smart”, you can bet your last semblance of privacy that video surveillance will be at the center of the transformation. This is Social Engineering at the grandest scale, leading to Scientific Dictatorship, aka Technocracy.
The Arab world wants to be the global leader in green living and technology. This new city is called “Sustainable City” and was built from the ground up to be 100% sustainable. It only houses 3,000 people, in luxury, of course.
To justify Smart Cities where walking is the primary mode of transportation, researchers now claim that earnings and upward mobility increase in walkable cities where cars are diminished or eliminated.
The author of this article works at HP, a leading Smart City technology provider. The US government is already heavily promoting Smart City technology and implementation from Opportunity Zones and regional governance to 5G wireless
Market Street is the busiest and most central street in downtown San Francisco. From now on, according to policies set in the UN’s Agenda 21 for Sustainable Development, it will be foot-power, bicycles, scooters, buses, etc.
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.