Smart Cities and Global Village

Nabeel Jurdi


The focus of the Smart City concept is fundamentally that effective internet technologies, the use of the Internet of Things (IoT), and improving opportunities to advance community growth in a manner that benefits all.  The underlying assumption is that smart city creates conditions where crime decreases, poverty decreases, and unemployment decreases through expansion of opportunities for entrepreneurship, while natural resource utilization improves with technological efficiencies.This is problematic because implementing technologies automatically eliminates a significant portion of the population from participation and access because they either lack initial financial resources to join the tech revolution, or lack the comprehension and education to make use of the technologies.  Concurrently, others will take advantage of the IoT to maximize illicit profits rather than join the legitimate economic community.A good example of this is the underlying tech used by the residents of Artemis, the recent novel by Andy Weir.  It is the ultimate “smart city” but there are still legitimate and illegitimate uses of tech, crime, corruption, and varying levels of poverty and wealth through the population.

Keywords: Smart Cities. Global Village. Marshall McLuhan. Security. Data. Technology. Entrepreneurship. Wealth. Communities. Economy. United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai. Tolerance. Artimus. IoT.

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