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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/5/2016 9:08:59 PM
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Wisdom of the crowd... not so good at predictions?
> "The general consensus on the panel was two to three years..."

For smart cities?!?

That seems highly optimistic given that "smart cities" generally have to go through local governments for budgeting and approvals, etc, etc.... 

But perhaps it depends on how you define "smart city"? If it's just putting up a few traffic signals with cameras....

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/5/2016 9:05:31 PM
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Re: Another use for smart cities...
I suppose the audiophiles have created a market for "high end" turntables.. but there's no analogy for tape players. Still, I'm not entirely sure why that is? Tapes are analog. Record players are analog. What's the difference? 

I guess rewinding tapes is a pain.. and they do sometimes unravel. LPs will last a good long time if you care for them.. and you can instantly jump to the song you want (without "fast forwarding" and waiting).

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batye
batye
4/5/2016 9:02:20 PM
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Re: Another use for smart cities...
@mhhf1ve  I do buy tapes at thrift store... but did not see yet new good quality tape player :) only cheap junk to transfer tape to pc...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/5/2016 8:55:41 PM
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Re: Another use for smart cities...
> "@JohnBarnes  interesting observation, I still buy LP and LP players but to each his own... as we wanna see what we want to see :) most of the time..."

I'm curious why LPs have made a comeback, but cassette tapes haven't?? Mix tapes were awesome, and far more portable than LPs... and arguably, they have the same "rich" sound.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/5/2016 8:54:07 PM
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Re: Another use for smart cities...
> "Paper books obstinately hang on against ebooks.."

It's hard to beat a paperback book's battery life.... 

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batye
batye
4/2/2016 4:41:57 PM
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Re: Moving cars in also important
@DHagar yes, I could not agree more....

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DHagar
DHagar
4/1/2016 2:46:09 PM
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Re: Moving cars in also important
@batye, thanks.  I believe that when people "use" technology in ways that solve their problems, it has greater value than just selling the technology itself.  It becomes a true enabler and makes the theories more real.  That is where the value will come in.

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batye
batye
4/1/2016 5:36:55 AM
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Re: Moving cars in also important
@DHagar same on my end I could not agree more... interesting points... as real problem... created by solving problems on theory... 

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batye
batye
4/1/2016 5:31:31 AM
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Re: Another use for smart cities...
@JohnBarnes  interesting observation, I still buy LP and LP players but to each his own... as we wanna see what we want to see :) most of the time...

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DHagar
DHagar
3/30/2016 1:17:47 PM
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Re: Moving cars in also important
@JohnBarnes, I fully agree with the idea that it is a long-term view and that the advancements take place when they are applied to real problems.

What you are proposing certainly "solves problems" in giving order to parking, space utilization, land use, etc.  It appears to me that as cities adopt a vision of better organizing the array of services and improving the effectiveness of the service delivery, they will see the value of "systems" to accomplish that.

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