Welcome to the future: IoT and smart cities
According to NetworkWorld, "Atlanta is looking to improve sustainability and public safety, Chicago to maximize energy efficiency and Dallas to enhance operations in its West End Historic District."
So what's planned? At first, the companies will focus on the types of functionality you'd expect, such as "smart utility meters, water leak detection and industrial lighting," according to the Dallas Business Journal. You can expect things to move more into the realm of science fiction fairly quickly, however, we expect. Dallas Business Journal goes on: "For example, AT&T has been working with a company in California that works with gunshot detection. Sensors are placed across a city and if a gunshot goes off, the application can identify the location and the caliber of weapon that was fired and route that back to law enforcement before they arrive on the scene."
I'm not sure whether that's cool or a little bit scary.
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