Technology Is Monitoring the Urban Landscape

Big City is watching you.It will do it with camera-equipped drones that inspect municipal power lines and robotic cars that know where people go. Sensor-laden streetlights will change brightness based on danger levels. Technologists and urban planners are working on a major transformation of urban landscapes over the next few decades.Much of it involves the close monitoring of things and people, thanks to digital technology. To the extent that this makes people’s lives easier, the planners say, they will probably like it. But troubling and knotty questions of privacy and control remain.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/21/us/technology-is-monitoring-the-urban-landscape.html

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