Most people don’t know what a SMART City is. SMART stands for surveillance, monitoring, analysis, reporting technology.
Wikipedia has a slightly different spin: A smart city is a technologically modern urban area that uses different types of electronic methods and sensors to collect specific data. Information gained from that data is used to manage assets, resources and services efficiently; in return, that data is used to improve operations across the city. This includes data collected from citizens, devices, buildings and assets that is processed and analyzed to monitor and manage traffic and transportation systems, power plants, utilities, water supply networks, waste, Criminal investigations, information systems, schools, libraries, hospitals, and other community services. Smart cities are defined as smart both in the ways in which their governments harness technology as well as in how they monitor, analyze, plan, and govern the city. In smart cities, the sharing of data is not limited to the city itself but also includes businesses, citizens and other third parties that can benefit from various uses of that data. Sharing data from different systems and sectors creates opportunities for increased understanding and economic benefits.
A number of tech companies and the Federal government have created partnerships to make your city smarter. In a smart city, a general lockdown because of a plague or some other official need could be handled with the push of a button. Everyone would be safe.
Ukrainian Postage Stamp
The Declaration of North America (DNA)
(H/T PaulM) The DNA is a declaration centered around six pillars: 1) diversity, equity, and inclusion; 2) climate change and the environment; 3) competitiveness; 4) migration and development; 5) health; and 6) regional security. The action-oriented outline provides the roadmap for the ideological intentions of the three governments.
I would strongly urge everyone to review the declaration [READ HERE], because just like a 5-year financial plan, every family should first know the scale of the chaos they are going to encounter in order to make plans to secure their life.
I was just getting ready to quote Shakespeare’s Richard III by proclaiming that, “Now is the winter of our discontent,” and that happier times are ahead us. But it seems not.
The Gas Stove Police
They’re coming for you, and your little stove too!