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Ideas & news about Communication between People and Objects. A world where we can talk to everything. ( http://www.intoote.it )
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Hey Internet, where's my talking city? | CNN

Hey Internet, where's my talking city? | CNN | Talking things | Scoop.it

Unfulfilled promises of super-wired smart cities have sparked a dubious backlash, say experts. Years ago, experts told the world that the Internet would radically change our cities. A lot of us are still waiting. How cool, they said. Cities will be able to use the language of data to virtually talk to us, sharing information so communities can become superefficient, saving untold billions of dollars. Traffic management would untangle our commutes. Carbon emissions would plummet. Life, they said, would get a little easier. Well, some of this stuff is actually happening in places around the world. But in many other cities, businesses and governments have been ... moving ... kind of ... slow. So. What's the hold up? Where's my talking city? ...


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Making Europe's cities smarter - EU Press release re. smart cities strategic implementation plan

Making Europe's cities smarter - EU Press release re. smart cities strategic implementation plan | Talking things | Scoop.it

At a conference today hosted by the European Commission, city leaders, CEOs and civil society leaders discussed the actions outlined in the "Smart Cities Strategic Implementation Plan" and how to put them into practice. The Commission announced that it will launch an 'Invitation for Smart City and Community Commitments' in spring 2014 to mobilise work on the action plan's priorities. The plan is part of Europe's fifth "Innovation Partnership".

 

The Commission intends to make available approximately EUR 200 million for Smart Cities and communities in the 2014-2015 budgets of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, to accelerate progress and enlarge the scale of roll-out of smart cities solutions. There will also be possibilities to access the European Structural and Investment Funds.


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We have to think how smart cities can be talking cities.

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Internet Of Things: 8 Cost-Cutting Ideas For Government - InformationWeek

Internet Of Things: 8 Cost-Cutting Ideas For Government - InformationWeek | Talking things | Scoop.it
Cisco says tech's new trend darling could mean $4.6 trillion in savings and revenue to governments worldwide during the next 10 years. Examine the ideas.
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Talking street objects? it's the next big thing...

Talking street objects? it's the next big thing... | Talking things | Scoop.it
Lamp posts have feelings too. Or at least, they might, if only we got to know them a bit better. If you could talk to a lamp post, what might you expect it to say? Or what about a post box? Or a park bench?
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The idea (talking street object) is great. The realization (SMS) quite clumsy. A QR code and a smartphone could offer a better conversational experience.

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