"Bruce Sterling's scathing editorial in The Atlantic on the future of
"Smart Cities" uses London's many smart city initiatives as a kind of
measuring stick for the janky and dysfunctional future of civic
automation: a city that throws great smart city conferences while its
actual infrastructure is a mess of "empty skyscrapers, creepy CCTV
videocams, and sewers plugged with animal fat" that require decades of
planning and attention to cope with -- significantly beyond the
attention spans of any of the tech giants vying to be the smart city
providers of the future."
Bruce Sterling on the "Smart City" buzzword.
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