Monday, May 3, 2021

g-f(2)258 The Big Picture of the Digital Age (5/3/2021), MIT Technology Review, The Cities issue, From the editor.





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The future of cities looks more uncertain than at any other time in recent memory. But the closer we looked, the more we found reason not just to maintain hope but to celebrate all that cities are, and all they could become.
  • Technology is and will be a huge part of that story. Whether or not that’s a good thing is ... complicated.
  • The needs of local governments and the people they serve are at odds with the inclinations of tech companies, which often prioritize scale and market share.
  • The future, of course, is ours to shape. 
  • In many cities, aging infrastructure can threaten disaster in the face of growth.
  • Some 2 billion people currently live in informal settlements and many of today’s most famed cities began that way.


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  • The future of cities looks more uncertain than at any other time in recent memory. But the closer we looked, the more we found reason not just to maintain hope but to celebrate all that cities are, and all they could become.
    • Technology is and will be a huge part of that story. Whether or not that’s a good thing is ... complicated.
    • The needs of local governments and the people they serve are at odds with the inclinations of tech companies, which often prioritize scale and market share.
    • The future, of course, is ours to shape. 
    • In many cities, aging infrastructure can threaten disaster in the face of growth.
    • Some 2 billion people currently live in informal settlements and many of today’s most famed cities began that way.

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The Cities issue, From the editor, Michael Reilly, Volume 124, Number 3, May/June 2021, MIT Technology Review.


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