Overdue Urban Solutions: Smarter Houses and Buildings
In reflection of my reading or movie choices, I just now realized that my genre of movies centers around how society must survive in the future. There is a clear adversary and the inhabitants of the future city have an opportunity for freedom from tyranny. It’s a struggle for potential utopia or the choice of dystopia whether it be The Hunger Games, Ready Player One, Minority Report, Blade Runner or Back to Future II. Our cities are becoming smarter because they are more technology integrated. Our homes and buildings are becoming smarter, as they being built with more sensors, ways of communication and technology to self-manage. As a result of smarter infrastructures and new technologies, will the citizens be smarter? In review of many of these mentioned movies, I was struck with the question…What role did the college or university play in the future?
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