Smart City a reality of our present or a dream of the future ?

What is a smart city? A thoughtful city? A clean city? A city in harmony with its citizens? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a smart city? To start with, we’ll use the definition of our friend Wikipedia: “A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic IOT* sensors to collect data and then use the insights gained from that data to manage assets, resources and services efficiently”. The principal advantages that a smart city proclaims are: Monitors what happens in the city and how the city evolves, It allows city officials to interact directly with both: community and city infrastructure, Integrates ICT*, Aims for an efficient development with less infrastructure and more interconnected systems through high speed communications networks (fiber and 5G). The price to pay is the citizen’s data (which is some way includes their privacy), all the data of the inhabitants in a smart city is used […]

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