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"Smart" Cities....?? Not so much
Old 02-15-2018, 03:45   #1
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"Smart" Cities....?? Not so much

This is a rather lengthy read but I do enjoy the contrary view on the promised utopia of "Smart cities".... Which generally translates to a less-smart (dare I say stupid?) population.

(Excuse the source as The Atlantic generally leans leftist....)

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The term “smart city” is interesting yet not important, because nobody defines it. “Smart” is a snazzy political label used by a modern alliance of leftist urbanites and tech industrialists. To deem yourself “smart” is to make the NIMBYites and market-force people look stupid.
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:57   #2
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Ret10Echo, much of this is also about information and control.

My experience with “Smart Meters” was not particularly great with both residential and commercial level applications.
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NOT so SURE ????
Old 02-26-2018, 15:04   #3
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This is a rather lengthy read but I do enjoy the contrary view on the promised utopia of "Smart cities".... Which generally translates to a less-smart (dare I say stupid?) population.

(Excuse the source as The Atlantic generally leans leftist....)



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I am not sure Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, and Syria's Bashar al-Assad would agree on the "Smart Cities" assessment. tom kelly
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