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Smart Cities: Utopian Dream, Security Nightmare, or Political Gimmick?

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Aug
2023
Smart Cities: Utopian Dream, Security Nightmare, or Political Gimmick?

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How much smart does a smart city need to be called smart? It’s not a trivial question. It goes to the heart of understanding the concept of connected cities: what is a smart city, what does it deliver, and is it worth the effort? And is it ultimately a utopian dream or a cybersecurity nightmare?

What is a smart city?

The term smart city implies that the whole city is smart. Excluding China and a few other rich and authoritarian regimes, this is far from accurate.

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