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.
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.