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Smart City Designs Are Copied From 50-Year Old Failures

May 8, 2019

Technocracy News & Trends for Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Toronto is learning the hard way about Public-Private Partnerships with the likes of Google-linked  Sidewalk Labs. Smart City construction in its Quayside district is costly compared to traditional urban design, and data privacy is still an open sieve.

Smart City designers are not urban planners by any means, and are copying failed designs from over 50 years ago. Their Utopia will fail again, just as certainly as it did by 1960.

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