Imagine your smartphone knew everything about the city – but the city didn’t know anything about you. Wouldn’t that be ‘smarter’ than our current surveillance dystopia?
This is a much better idea in terms of how you and your sphere of connectivity become inputs for a smart city. Instead of collecting data on you and other environmental factors, let you be the collector. Our cities would start to model themselves after our lifestyles, instead of requiring us to constantly adapt to meet their needs.
What we learned from the spy in your pocket.
Data privacy remains a huge issue. The industry remains almost completely unregulated, and the vast majority of people have no idea what data has been collected on them and how it is being used and exploited.
Just keep reading. That is what I tell people who ask me about these topics. The more informed you become, the better. This is a good article on what is happening with all the location data being collected on our phones.
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