Smart Cities of the Future: Infosphere, Inforgs, and Technoutopianism

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The Smart City of the Future

BEIJING — In its latest bid to get in on China’s infrastructure boom, International Business Machines Corp.  (IBM)  is launching a “smart city” project with the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang. The accumulated investment in China’s “smart city” effort is on track to exceed 2 trillion yuan ($322 billion) by 2025, fueled by a massive State-sponsored urbanization project, an industry report found on Wednesday. (see Business Machines) At the IBM Smarter Cities site one gets an idea of just where their going. It’s all about data. As demands grow and budgets tighten, solutions also have to be smarter, and address the…

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