Futures Friday: Smart City

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What comes to your mind when somebody says Smart City? Flying cars and assistance bots, voice control, and reusable energy resources, maybe no pollution? Smart City expectations and reality in the BTCMEX Blog.

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The first Google search image results show megapolis with a network of interconnected locations. According to the common definition, a Smart City is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data and use the insights to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently.

Several examples of smartness implemented already feature Virtual and Augmented Reality training programs and assistance in emergency situations. Modern technologies can even detect and prevent the damage before it occurs in many manufacturing industries. Expand your knowledge of VR with the BTCMEX Blog.

One more technology that makes Smart City possible is 5G — the engine for the Internet of Things, that empowers the interconnection. Sensors are able to collect, share, and analyze data. The tech can be implemented in transportation, housing, administrative, education, healthcare, energy, and other infrastructures and urban systems.

After collecting big data, it needs to be prepared and analyzed. The devices then assessed to find solutions for the citizens. During the recent coronavirus outbreak, the information and location of infected citizens were put on the blockchain and shared publicly, which created a COVID-19 map. To make the technology work efficiently, data centers need to have all the citizens data, but who ensures that the private data is safe? And who has access to it? Different solutions exist.

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Julia Bulakh for BTCMEX