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So, Glasgow has won a £24 million grant from the UK's Technology Strategy Board to become Britain's first "smart city".
What do you lads think of this? On the one hand, I can see the benefits, since Glasgow "has the lowest life expectancy of any city in the UK", but wonder what life would be like if this spread to every other city, as I can't imagine everyone being ok with certain aspects a smart city would have. I feel like the people of the city should have a say as well, assuming they haven't, as:
"Fitting up a city with technology that allows better monitoring of lifestyle and life standards, and helping the administrators make their decisions in light of that"
Made me feel a little uneasy about the whole thing. Though apparently they've tested this in cities in the US and liked what they've seen.