As the world becomes increasingly more urban, with 60% of its population forecast to live in cities by
2050, cities are becoming more technologically advanced. These types of cities are known as a smart cities and
the goal is to improve the quality of the lives of citizens through better communication and the services
offered while reducing overall costs.

Now you may ask why does the above item affect my lifestyle and supporting my family. The days of manufacturing is quickly coming to an end and if we are not ready for the future then our upcoming generation will be banished to a lost wilderness. Our duty is to make our readers aware of where our future is heading. So lets explore how we make money in this new world for all reality and purpose is here right now.


    • What it is:  A smart city uses IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and technology to connect components across a city to derive data and improve the lives of citizens and visitors. There is a range of definitions of a smart city, but the consensus is that smart cities utilize IoT sensors,
      actuators and technology to connect components across the city. This connects every layer of a city,
      from the air to the street to underground. It’s when you can derive data from everything that is
      connected and utilize it to improve the lives of citizens and improve communication between citizens and the government that a city becomes a smart city, said Esmeralda Swartz, head of strategy and marketing of the software business unit for Ericsson.
    • What it does:  Oftentimes, a mobile app is provided to give immediate access to data, communication channels and more, so that people can do everything from avoiding traffic jams, to finding a parking spot, reporting a pot hole, or an overflowing dumpster.
    • Why it matters:  The world is becoming more urbanized, and by 2050, more than 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. Making these cities better places to live is essential to quality of life by making them more sustainable and efficient with streamlined services.
    • Who it affects:  It affects everyone on the planet.
    • When is this happening:  This is happening now.
    • Where is this happening:  Early adopters of smart city technology were European cities, but U.S. cities have quickly picked up steam and are incorporating technology into municipal infrastructure.
    • Who is making it happen:  Public and private companies, as well as federal, state and city government are getting involved to make it easier for municipalities to adopt new technology.
    • How to get it:  Citizens can form a grassroots campaign to get support and ask government officials to incorporate more technology into their cities.

So how do we fit in to this new technology??? Educating ourselves on this new tech environment. Their is something for all of us that will make our daily lives more efficient and profitable.

E. Bishop III

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