Posts tagged as internet of things

The road to smart cities starts with data

  The largest ant colonies in the world contain over 300-million individuals and cover areas that are several kilometres wide. Ants mostly rely on tactile and chemical means of communication to keep these huge systems in order. Luckily, as humans, we have additional tools at our disposal to make our homes and cities more efficient, […]

Debating the smart city concept and its role in South Africa

  The Internet of Things and Big Data have popularised the smart city vision, and smart cities are increasingly being seen as the solution to addressing the challenges of rapid urbanisation. However, the smart city concept also conjures up images of data being used as a big brother governance tool, rampant corporatisation of the smart […]