Forbes: The Chicago Tribune published a great editorial this week about the rise of so-called “smart cities” and the promise and pitfalls of governments assembling ever-more detailed data spanning every moment of their citizens’ lives. The Tribune’s editorial was in reaction to the City of Chicago’s new efforts to blanket the city with sensors and upgrade to a more data-driven governance system. Yet, as the Tribune outlines, the era of smart cities, like the rest of the big data era, offer immense promise caveated with great dangers.
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