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dlr5288
dlr5288
2/22/2016 1:39:40 PM
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Re: sustainability
The whole idea of "sustainability" is obviously important in these new smart cities, but what I would like to focus on is the "livability" quaility here. It's very true that in order to make a city popular and successful there must be big and small businesses that do well.

On the other hand however, will people want to live in these cities? When it comes down to it people are what make cities. Not business or technology, but the citizens. I do think that people would flock to these "smart cities" at first, but I worry about the long-run. Will people really want to stay?

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Ariella
Ariella
2/18/2016 11:41:33 AM
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Re: sustainability
I suppose we all have our own idiosyncratic definitions. Take how sustainability and even the word "interesting"  is treated here: "Sustainability is making sure that you use this as a step into the new economy, where ownership becomes less interesting and sharing assets when you need them are more interesting." 

I get visions of the show Twenty Twelve in which they kept on drawing the demarcation between legacy and sustainability. However, sustainability was still treated and something to do with keeping the environment going rather than sharing assets necessarily. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/2/2016 5:40:49 PM
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Re: cars of the future
Indeed--Also, on a side note, you've replicated your comments around 6 times.   

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DHagar
DHagar
2/2/2016 5:37:51 PM
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Re: cars of the future
mpouraryan, fascinating - great research!  The Isle of Man certainly provides the right setting, innovative environment, aligned laws, etc., to set up new transformations in transportation and other innovations.

Thanks for sharing!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/2/2016 4:10:01 PM
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DHagar
DHagar
2/2/2016 2:05:02 PM
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Re: cars of the future
mpouraryan, good points.  That's when true understanding takes place.  As you point out, we can help - information and knowledge are keys!

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/2/2016 1:49:45 PM
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Re: cars of the future
The challenge is to make sure the learning curve is simple, straightforward and yes cost effective enough to implement.   The problem is that it is not there yet-and we have to make sure we here help push the conversation as never before.

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DHagar
DHagar
2/2/2016 1:34:49 PM
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Re: cars of the future
mpouraryan, it is a learning curve.  Along with Smart Cities and Cars of the Future capabilities, we are going to have to think, learn, and develop strategies (as you point out) that effectively implement these technologies and systems in order to fulfill their potential to optimize our efficiences and add to our quality of life.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
2/2/2016 1:07:34 PM
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Re: cars of the future
What is clear is that it helps elevates the Community to a higher level of engagement.   Elements of it, as I noted, are already here--for instance some of the developments (including for instance what the folks at NextDoor are doing) are steps in it.  But, a comprehensive startegy is lacking--and that's where our responsibility is ever so critical to make sure we push this along as we have.  

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DHagar
DHagar
2/1/2016 5:49:26 PM
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Re: cars of the future
mpouraryan, yes security is an essential foundation if we are going to "trust" automation.  Good points.

Interesting article - obviously his daughters are reaping the benefits of "connections".  That lack of transparency definitely affects the trust and confidence the public places in those networks - as you point out.

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