The Rise Of Big Data
One of the most important things that we will see many cities run off of is “big data.” This will help a city properly run its services, and assist with street issues as well as public transportation. Data will be collected all over the place to help systems learn what to expect and when. Along with that, we’ll see them attempt to analyze specific needs in real time. For example, in Los Angeles, there are streetlights that will react to what is going on around them. Such as when they brighten lamps in public areas or flash to warn of an ambulance. This will become an even bigger part of the city overall. The only real question is if big data will make too much of an impact, such as what we’ve seen in movies like The Minority Report or Total Recall.