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Reason N. 999... why Sustainable Development needs good Open Data

is right behind, or above, urban population growth.

From loneliness to smart cities, in one sentence

A very interesting article from India says, among other things, something we in so-called “first world” countries already knew, but says it well:

This is what I mean by "treating driverless cars like trains"

Six months ago, I wrote that “the REAL name of self-driving cars must become something like

The Caves of Steel are coming, and this may be good. As long as...

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago, and they are already concentrating into cities anyway. Therefore, they say, doing more of that, until we all live in Caves of Steel leaving the planet “empty” could be the best thing we may ever do. Maybe, but only if it happens in the right way

A too often forgotten problem with the Internet of Things

There is a good article at Medium about “Ethical Electronics”, that is the need for a MUCH more environmentally responsible design of the Internet of Things (IoT). The most relevant parts, which say everything but one thing, are these:

What's the difference between a blockchain-powered city and...?

“Blockchain-powered smart cities are more attainable than people imagine”, says this article. Cool. But so is …