We queried ChatGPT: “Tell me about Smart Cities.”
ChatGPT Response: SMART cities are urban areas that leverage advanced technologies and data analytics to enhance the quality of life for citizens, optimize resource usage, and improve sustainability. The term SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound, which represents the goals and objectives of SMART city initiatives… a SMART city might use sensors and data analytics to optimize traffic flow and reduce congestion or implement a smart energy grid that monitors and manages energy usage in real-time. Some other key features of SMART cities include: Connected infrastructure, Citizen engagement, Sustainability, Improved public services and Economic growth.
We then searched for fictional movie and TV character quotes about “Cities”. Three of our favorites:
– “The city is a strange place. It's always changing, always exciting, always terrifying. – Peter Parker [Tom Holland], Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2017 superhero film
– “The city’s just a machine, and machines can be broken.” – Batman [Christian Bale], Batman Begins, 2005 superhero film
– “In the city, we’re all busy moving forward, chasing our dreams and desires, while the world around us changes in ways we can’t always anticipate. – Claire Temple [Rosario Dawson], Daredevil, 2015-2018 Netflix TV series
We’ll ask Don DeLoach, Professor Ibrahim Odeh, Brenna Berman, and Iliad Terra for their take on The Future of Cities and Technology – Get Smart!