Ask The Thought Leaders: What’s the Future of Cities? By Future of Everything’s Nick Hastreiter
In the past decade we went from “dumbphones” to “smartphones”.
In the upcoming decade, we’ll see this exact same transition take place with the very cities we live in. “Smart Cities” is a new term that’s been getting a lot of attention.
At the core, Smart Cities are leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies to create cities that are well, smarter. Better. Faster. And more efficient.
While we know it’s a hot buzzword, we can’t really understand exactly what it will be like to live in one of these cities of the future. So, to get a better understanding, we spoke with industry experts and asked….
What’s the future of Smart Cities?
Here’s what we found out!
Roei Ganzarski, CEO of BoldIQ: “Drones, driverless vans, delivery bots, and other future technologies have the potential to make a great impact on our day to day lives, making life easier, more real-time, and perhaps even healthier. From less congestion on the roads to real-time deliveries, all the time. In dense cities, delivery of Amazon purchases or restaurant orders will be done by small bots and sidewalk-based drones alleviating traffic by minimizing the number of large vehicles in a city. On the other hand, rural areas should see an increase in drone deliveries and autonomous trucks and vans hauling goods long distance. These next generation technologies will connect rural and urban areas, providing a higher quality of life and ensuring communities are truly smart.”