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Smart Cities Or Prison Cities?: A Radical Agenda Driven By Irrational Fear

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Back in 2016, a World Economic Forum contributor wrote an article envisioning life in 2030. That article contained the now infamous headline, “Welcome to 2030: I own nothing, have no privacy and life has never been better.” Many people were, and still are, alarmed by the suggestion that in a mere seven years, we are expected to live in a city where we don’t own anything. It doesn’t simply stop at eradicating home and car ownership. The writer postulated a future where we don’t even own appliances or clothes! Of course, for this future to unfold the way the World Economic Forum envisions, people will have to live in cities. So-called “smart cities”. Interestingly, they already predict that some people will refuse the “convenience” of living in a smart city. The writer said this: “My biggest concern is all the people who do not live in our city. Those we lost on the way. Those who decided that it became too much, all this technology. Those who felt obsolete and useless when robots and AI took over big parts of our jobs. Those who got upset with the political system and turned against it… (READ MORE)

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