Dennis Frenchman describes technology networks built into urban environments that produce streams of data that not only reveal how a city works, but allow better real-time management of systems. Cities will sense traffic flows and change street signage and lane markings accordingly. Smart cars will guide users to available parking. Public buildings will have changing faces. This “agile infrastructure” has the potential to make day to day interactions more efficient and productive, but also more personal, because systems can interact with you and adjust to your desires.
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