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afwriter
afwriter
11/25/2017 4:50:16 PM
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Re: Smart Citiies
That's true,  something won't go wrong for people working on it and testing it, it's going to go wrong someone walking down the street on a random Tuesday afternoon. ,It's like when you can't find something so you ask someone else to look and then it's just right there in the middle of the living room.

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Michelle
Michelle
11/25/2017 4:35:03 PM
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Re: Smart Citiies
I saw something about that too. If true, would this be a real city or some test site? People working on the test site will experience smart city features a bit differently than a regular person might.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
11/24/2017 6:33:04 PM
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Re: Smart Citiies
It would seem the SaaS model will fit really well with IoT. Some providers such as Verizon are going with that model, planning to take a cut on data throughput in addition to setup fees and service. It's all about figuring out what they customer will pay for to make IoT successful. 

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afwriter
afwriter
11/23/2017 7:06:21 PM
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Re: Smart Citiies
@Freehe, I don't completely disagree with you and it worries me sometimes that we rely too much on technology. That being said, I like the idea of a smart city in a controlled environment so we can learn from it and hopefully weed out some of those bugs and glitches. 

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 6:48:33 PM
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Re: Smart Citiies
@afwriter, I would move far away from any smart city. It reminds me of the movie "I, Robot". Technology advances are great. However I always worry about what happens when technology goes wrong - bugs, glitches, failed upgrades, interoperability, device malfunctioning, etc.

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 6:46:46 PM
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Smart Cities
Smart cities also provide more opportunities for "big brother" to watch everything people do. Anything that you look at has the potential to look at you.

This is moving the country farther away from a democracy and more towards a socialist or communist country.

What will be done with all this IoT data and how will it be secured.

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 6:44:39 PM
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IoT Integration
Autonomous cars that allow drivers to communicate with their smart homes is great for the market that wants that feature. However, what happens when the technology fails, a bug or glitch occurs or a software upgrade results in service degration. This also provides a huge new market for hackers. People not even hackers can already tap into a smart car and unlock the car doors, etc.

Strong security measures will have to be implemented otherwise this is a huge risk to homeowners.

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 6:41:22 PM
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IoT Smart Cities
"Watson told Telco Transformation that smart cities are an opportunity, but present challenges. The smart city concept can be a hard sell and election results can lead to reordered priorities. In general, Watson said, the technology is ready and a number of carriers are doing innovative things."

There are many benefits that IoT can provide for cities to help them transform to smart cities. There are several challenges including bureaucracy, elected political officials agendas, lobbyists, and infrastructure/technology challenges.

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freehe
freehe
11/23/2017 6:38:12 PM
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Monetization Strategy
"The monetization of IoT involves some steps that are not familiar to operators. One key target -- manufacturing -- requires that the mobile network operator (MNO) convince clients to trust wireless platforms for mission-critical tasks formerly performed by wired networks, according to Julian Watson, the senior principal analyst of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity research at IHS Markit."

Gaining trust from potential clients is a huge battle. IoT operators will have to show that they have effective security measures in place to convince enterprises to move from wired to wireless platforms.

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afwriter
afwriter
11/23/2017 11:45:27 AM
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Smart Citiies
I read the other day that Bill Gates was talking about building a full smart city in Arizona somewhere, not sure how true that is. If it was the case it would be nice for other municipalities to look to it to see what is working and what isn't.

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