Category Archives: Smart City OS

“Smart Cities” is so “Information Super Highway”

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, visionaries and techies were talking about the “Information Super Highway”. In 1989 Senator Al Gore was chairing a US Senate hearing on the Information Super Highway. At the time, the prevalent metaphor was of … Continue reading

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Fail more to discover the value in the connected future

The “bottom up” connected future requires mass experimentation and a lot of failure to find the services that are valuable and viable. A recent MIT Technology Review article  talks about the underappreciated ties between art and innovation and also the … Continue reading

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Smart Cities are built “Bottom up, Incremental and Inclusive”

Recently I’ve been Tweeting on “Bottom up, Incremental, Inclusive” (BII) approach to building Smart Cities. Whether its Smart City OS or a Walled Garden approach, history tells us that not only cities, but recent advances like the Internet, just aren’t … Continue reading

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