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What is your big idea for a smarter city?
Ciudades de protocolos abiertos no solo de tecnologías

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Updated: May 05, 2013 Juan D

The technologies will help solve many everyday problems of cities: traffic, garbage, information, etc. but who will make the decision about which technologies to use? What is the criterion to be subjecting citizens to interact with these technologies? Politicians may make those decisions based on big business lobbies, then what role citizens should play in building smart cities? I think the definition of open protocols as with Internet allow citizens to take very active roles in the incorporation and use of technologies in cities without sole reliance on governments or corporations. Projects like Arduino have shown that anyone with a little effort can make their own devices, what is interesting in a future project that will have the ability to create for ourselves the devices to be connected with the cities.

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