A ubiquitous Wifi communications network has been deployed across the city. No matter where you are, accessing high-speed broadband is possible. This network forms the backdrop to the emerging Internet of Things, supporting a diverse range of automations and improved interactivity between people and machines.
Some questions to think about:
- How does an Internet of Things translate into new transport solutions? Can it transform the way we produce, buy/sell and distribute life’s basic essentials like food?
- The accumulation of large volumes of data – on our movements, habits, purchases, preferences, activities and even desires – raises critical questions about data custodianship and ownership. In whose hands should big data be held? What if I don’t want my data captured at all?
- Can we envisage legal arrangements that divests ownership of data into the hands of the multitude? What would these arrangements and supporting institutions look like?
- Is there public value in big data, and how would this be captured?