What makes up a Smart City? The term is still a little fast and loose but as of 2019 we’re seeing a clearer vision of the practical applications of this technology. From big picture concepts to real world devices, here’s a break down of the question “What is Smart City Technology?”.
The past 10 years have resulted in an explosion of data collection. Private companies have developed technologies which have become just as important to daily life as any other necessary service. From Google maps being synonymous with directions, the use of Facebook as a verb, or Uber dropping off you and your 2am cheeseburger, the world has shifted. Our technology is smart and is only getting smarter. The question becomes, who actually gets smarter and what does that mean for the world? How wide should we be opening the door for companies to access data?