Another insightful article on the coming pitfalls of Smart Cities – loneliness. Technocrats who are re-engineering society are concerned only with the physical needs of the human animal, and they care nothing about human emotions like love, compassion and loneliness.
This continuous sales pitch is reminiscent of the pre-financial crisis era when your mailbox was flooded with credit card offers, and yet credit was the last thing in the world you needed to improve your life.
Industry says, “Without a public-private partnership, a smart city plan will most likely remain stuck on the drawing board.” Technocracy marches forward on public money that is diverted to private ends, offering one of the biggest scams in history. Of course, they say “It’s good for you”, but the end of Scientific Dictatorship will be a scourge on humanity.
Mix the World Economic Forum with New Urban Agenda, and you get a massive spawning-ground for public-private partnerships. P3 is a blending of public and private financing, most comparable to fascism.
There is no official ‘national standard’ on how to build a smart city, and there are hundreds of giant companies competing for their share of technology sales. Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to change that.
Seattle aspires to be the top global city in America, implementing smart technology everywhere. It is staffing top leadership with Sustainable Development champions who are intent on using scientific methods to achieve total social engineering.
China is asserting its Technocracy core by planning the largest megacity in the history of the world; of course it will also be the ‘smartest’ city with the latest technology and sensors for a fully engineered society.
CityLab is at the heart of Technocracy and Smart Cities, but even they seemingly realize that many cities are being thrown under the bus by their data-crazed leadership.
The Technocrat world and especially Smart Cities is built upon data, mountains and mountains of data; this is nowhere more evident than Seattle, the nation’s most ‘sustainable’ city.
Using citizens as human sensors first requires that they be somehow connected to the ‘grid’. Then, every move, activity and thoughts are monitored, recorded, stored and analyzed. Does this sound like Nineteen Eighty-Four?