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.
Smart City engineers pretending to be urban planners see data as the essential life-blood of Smart City technology, which technology has absolutely no value or efficacy without the data. This is why 5G is being railroaded across America.
Whoever disbelieves that the global elite Technocrats intend to pry you out of your car onto a bike or scooter, you just aren’t paying attention. The WEF concludes, ‘cities should also manage citizens’ expectations’ so that they can be ‘healthier and more sustainable.’
Data is the lifeblood of Technocracy is. It fills the sails of AI. It’s the new oil of the 21st century. It is the gusher of the Internet of Things. The real-time railroad system is 5G. The word ‘enough’ is not in the Technocrat’s dictionary.
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.