10 Ideas for Smart Cities
explore the future of urban living and envision innovative ways to transform cities into smart, efficient, and sustainable hubs of innovation.
Every street corner would have image recognition software that tracks everyone who passes by and logs their faces into a database.
1. Image Recognition
The police would have the ability to see where crimes are likely to occur in any given area based on past data, current trends, etc.
2. Crime Prediction
Garbage trucks would be self-driven but each one would be connected to an AI system that tells them where the best places are to dump the garbage they are carrying.
3. AI-powered garbage disposal
Robocabs would pick up passengers at designated spots (like regular cabs do now) but instead of having a driver, they would have an empty seat for people who want to make some extra money driving their own car around town picking up passengers.
Every resident could go online and request services from city hall. The city hall AI system would then check the resident's history and automatically send out notices when services need to be performed on your home or apartment (like trash pickup or water bill reminders).
5. Digital City Hall
A resident's sidewalk is not being used during the day so she can put it up on AirBnB for anyone in the world who wants to rent it for a few hours (for instance, a big company might want to use it as part of some sort of experiential marketing campaign).
6. AirBnB for sidewalks.
You can build a building using 3D printing technology. The printer moves along a track and lays down layers of concrete until you have a building! This eliminates all waste in construction since all you need is the material needed for each specific building. Plus, you can print buildings anywhere in the world since they are made right where they are needed. Since this idea came from Robyn Roberts I'm going to call it "Robyn's Law" even though I just made that up!