The venerable graphics giant Nvidia is leading the smart city revolution and has teamed up with the China Technocracy to expand their technology platform. What happens in China will not stay in China, since developed technology will return to its origin, namely, the United States. Already, China is the most surveilled nation on earth.
The UN and the globalization process has shifted focus to global cities as the ultimate answer to Sustainable Development. Why? Because they predict 60% of people will live in a city by 2040, representing as much as 75% of global economic activity. Follow the money.
Asian cities and nations are racing toward Technocracy, following in China’s vision to establish a digital silk road. China’s President Xo Jinping says that a city which is not green is not smart. China is already home to 277 smart cities.
As predicted by Dr. Parag Khanna in Connectography, global cities are slated to eclipse the nation-state in controlling the world’s economy and societal structure. The UN is pushing this agenda with the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Agenda initiatives.
U.N members rejected the formation of a new ‘supra’ organization that would control the New Urban Agenda, but a the same time pushed the Agenda way forward. The rise of the global city is upon us, and the meme will be dominated by Technocracy.
Technocracy and Scientific Dictatorship will be confirmed as the rise of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things become ubiquitous: sensors everywhere, massive data collection and analysis, complete surveillance and tracking of everything that moves.
The major global mantra of building global cities (aka Smart Cities) is fanned by so-called Christian churches who are more interested in establishing cities than their own congregations. Pastors of mega-churches have traded their calling to shepherd individuals in favor of become community organizers to ‘save’ their cities.
The rise of global cities, all of which will be Smart Cities, will be driven by Technocracy and its need for a Total Awareness Society. The juggernaut of Sustainable Development (aka Technocracy) is on fire thanks to the love for money, and there are trillions to be had.
When someone comes to your city and says, “Hi, I’m from Google and I am here to fix your city!”, you should slam the door and call the police. Google has a big enough ego to think that the whole of cities are just waiting for deliverance. Not.
China is planning for 50 Smart Cities like Shanghai as Internet of Things (IOT) takes off everywhere, but project managers are in a security tornado. The Technocrats who design for the IoT were not concerned about security so devices don’t interoperate with any common structure.