Smart Cities: Paradise or Punishment?
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In the last century, the sweeping architecture of the new cities Brasilia and Canberra was found to be soulless by those required to live there. Come the weekend, Brasilia emptied as those required to work there decamped to the fun of Rio de Janeiro. Nowadays, many call the equivalents smart cities because the computer industry is putting sensors everywhere for people to control. It makes them happy, right? The antidote is the new IDTechEx report, "Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042". The 310-page report explains that it does not have to be that way.