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A Skyscraping, Vertical Farm Tower Concept

A Skyscraping, Vertical Farm Tower Concept | smart cities | Scoop.it

Although China has the largest agricultural output in the world, supporting more than 20% of the world’s population, only 15% of its land can be cultivated, of which only 1.2% permanently supports crops. The total land area used for farming is also set to fall as more and more land is used for development, though Spanish architectural firm Javier Ponce Architects has come up with an innovative solution. 

Its design concept, titled ‘Dynamic Vertical Networks’, consists of 615-foot tall structures to be used as farms located in close proximity to urban areas like Hong Kong, in order to keep food distribution costs low. The structures will be made of lightweight, recycled metallic materials, in a shifting floorplate design inspired by “traditional shifting terrace concepts in Chinese rice farming”. Crops would be grown hydroponically, to create a soil-free environment. The plants will benefit from high levels of natural sunlight from the unobstructed, open design. 


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LTE, LTE-Advanced Technology and 5G Market 2015 – 2020 Analysis Report, Business - weSRCH

The LTE, LTE-Advanced & 5G Ecosystem: 2015 – 2020 – Infrastructure, Devices, Operator Services, Verticals, Strategies & Forecasts report is ..., Free Press Release Submission - LTE, LTE-Advanced Technology and 5G Market 2015 – 2020 Analysis Report,...

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Technology and Digital Content for Seniors

Technology and Digital Content for Seniors | smart cities | Scoop.it
As technology use among the elderly continues to rise, those of us who want seniors to actually use our technology need to keep their unique demographic characteristics in mind. Smashing Magazine r...
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Managing Privacy in the Internet of Things

Managing Privacy in the Internet of Things | smart cities | Scoop.it
The complex questions that still need to be addressed.

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Futurist predictions about technology that actually came true - Telegraph.co.uk

Futurist predictions about technology that actually came true - Telegraph.co.uk | smart cities | Scoop.it
A look at some of the technology foreshadowed in days of yore and sci-fi classics
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▶ How to Predict the Future: Science Friction Ep 38 - YouTube

Did you know that the U.S. government is funding a program that uses crowd wisdom and mathematics to predict future events with remarkable accuracy? Maybe yo...
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Europe's Big Data Market

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The European Commission is working hard on developing a competitive European Big Data market. Last week, as a result of this, the European Digital Forum convened the High-Level Roundtable on Europe’s Digital Future. Here's my vision of how Europe can enable forward-looking, data-driven startups to unleash the vast potential of data.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, November 28, 2014 3:53 PM

Challenges Europe faces in becoming a competitive #Bigdata market. By Mark van Rijmeman.

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A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things

A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things | smart cities | Scoop.it

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Charles BEUZIT's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:17 AM

To print ...

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This infographic describes the "Internet of Things" and what the future may hold.

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What The Future of Drone Technology Could Look Like

Watch experts discuss the past, present and future of the drone revolution in a live Hangout on Air.
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Is Barcelona The Smartest City of Them All? - Barcinno

Is Barcelona The Smartest City of Them All? - Barcinno | smart cities | Scoop.it
After the 2014 Smart City Expo, has Barcelona set itself up as top smart city? Or are we ready for a letdown?
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70+ Digital Transformation Statistics

70+ digital transformation stats, covering the strategic pillars of people, process and technology...

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Cloud Soon to Represent Three-Quarters Of Data Center Traffic, Cisco Predicts

Cloud Soon to Represent Three-Quarters Of Data Center Traffic, Cisco Predicts | smart cities | Scoop.it
Within the next four years, 76 percent of the traffic through the world's data centers will be cloud-based traffic. Increasingly, this traffic will consist of public cloud services, as more enterprises become more comfortable with this model.
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Spread of Technology to Children Living in Remote Locations

Spread of Technology to Children Living in Remote Locations | smart cities | Scoop.it
Look at Two of My Wife's Sister's Children - Two and Four Years Old - Each With iPad

I have written about before, but it still amazes me to...
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This Smartwatch Concept Projects Notifications Directly Onto Your Hand

This Smartwatch Concept Projects Notifications Directly Onto Your Hand | smart cities | Scoop.it
While smartwatches could make us even more addicted to the online world, the Ritot is taking constant connectivity to the extreme.

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GestionBarrette's curator insight, July 22, 2014 9:41 AM

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And think of the possibilities for deaf people !    It could be implemented on a fixed device that project the information on the wall !

Mary-Jane Lewis's curator insight, September 21, 2014 6:30 PM

NOW can people see my point that they will regret getting a tattoo anywhere on their body - especially the back of the hand , as they won't be able to use this watch/phone/computer .  To my dippy son, "Ah, revenge is sweet ."

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Why the Internet of Things is called Internet of Things

Why the Internet of Things is called Internet of Things | smart cities | Scoop.it
A comprehensive Internet of Things definition, a look at the IoT history from its birth in 1999 to now and an explanation of IoT vs M2M vs IoE vs Others.
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Richard Platt's curator insight, February 7, 12:02 AM

Just in case you didn't have an understanding of where all of these technologies fit within one another.

Renato Machado Costa's curator insight, February 14, 9:32 PM

Very nice IoT definitions and insights!

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New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post

New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post | smart cities | Scoop.it
More companies are switching their workforce to freelance. Policy needs to catch up.
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Singapore's first 3D-printed urban electric car and tilting three-wheeler ready to race

Singapore's first 3D-printed urban electric car and tilting three-wheeler ready to race | smart cities | Scoop.it
A 3D-printed partially-solar-powered, battery electric car is all set to hit the racetrack at Shell’s Eco-marathon Asia later this month.The urban concept car called the NTU Venture (NV) 8 can rep...
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Digital transformation and what it could mean for architecture, building and construction (Oslo presentation) - Futurist, Author & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard

Digital transformation and what it could mean for architecture, building and construction (Oslo presentation) - Futurist, Author & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard | smart cities | Scoop.it
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Cicret: Augmented Reality Meets Wearable Computing - SERIOUS WONDER

Cicret: Augmented Reality Meets Wearable Computing - SERIOUS WONDER | smart cities | Scoop.it
Wearable computing just got a date with augmented reality, called the Cicret Bracelet. Will the pair work out? - B.J. Murphy for Serious Wonder
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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:27 PM

More on the Cicret Bracelet that has a pico-projector, accelerometer, proximity sensors, etc...kind of interesting, still thinking about the use case beyond the novelty of the wrist displayed screen which may make this the wearable device that does more than give you alerts from your smartphone.

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Digital Transformation and IT: The CIO´s balancing act | ZDNet

Digital Transformation and IT: The CIO´s balancing act  | ZDNet | smart cities | Scoop.it
With the “consumerization of IT” trend emerging a few years back, the industry saw a shift of IT investment decision power away from IT and toward lines of business.

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | smart cities | Scoop.it
Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 21, 2014 10:17 AM

More on 3D printing! 

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 22, 2014 7:09 AM

Who wouldn't want to know more?

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A-Z Culture Glossary of 2015: The Trends You Need to Know to be Relev…

Moving at the speed of culture and staying relevant is challenging for brands and people alike. We all want to be culturally in sync in 2015. However, with so …

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Report: Government Has Only 5 Years To Secure Internet of Things - Nextgov

Report: Government Has Only 5 Years To Secure Internet of Things - Nextgov | smart cities | Scoop.it
Water, power, health care and transportation systems have grown more dependent on IoT devices in recent years.
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HyperCities ~ New Learning Times

HyperCities ~ New Learning Times | smart cities | Scoop.it

by Carmen James


"HyperCities is a dynamic educational project at the intersection of cartography and information visualization, humanities and technology, geography and digital space. The project has produced grounded cultural narratives in 27 international cities. HyperCities uses Google Maps and Google Earth (among other technologies, like GPS-enabled cameras and cell phones) to allow users to explore historical layers of city spaces. Accessing the cities and exploring them is straightforward. Once a city has been selected, users can select the time period or the area of the city they are looking to explore on the map. Within each frame, users can access everything from scholarly content to community-generated content. Users can also click on historic sites to learn more about them and overlay older maps of the same cities."


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The Roof of the Future | Builder Magazine

The Roof of the Future | Builder Magazine | smart cities | Scoop.it
The metal roofing system helps heat and cool buildings, produces electricity for the grid, and harvests rainwater.
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Digital Transformation, Part 6: Examples of digital transformation done right | ZDNet

Digital Transformation, Part 6: Examples of digital transformation done right | ZDNet | smart cities | Scoop.it
Every business should jump at the opportunity to improve and transform, especially when there are great rewards to reap, and when not doing so could be harmful.

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