“Don’t focus on smart cities. We need to grow into a smart society.”

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“Don’t focus on smart cities. We need to grow into a smart society.”

Thomas Rau: “Don’t focus on smart cities. We need to grow into a smart society.”
www.smart-circle.org/blog/thomas-rau-don...-grow-smart-society/
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What is your view on smart cities?

I think the question is irrelevant. We shouldn’t be asking ourselves how we could live in a city by making it smart and sustainable. We have to ask ourselves if we should want to live in cities at all. I often wonder why it is that so many people chose to live in such a crowded space. Isn’t it time to re-evaluate? It’s all a matter of choices, and we have to chose smart. By focusing on making cities smart, we make it an objective instead of a means. It’s a way of continuing the past, while we should transform the future.

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