Smart Cities May Bite Back

Benches that dump you for sitting too long, trash cans that spit your recyclables back out- will the Sentient City lack empathy?
October 23, 2009, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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An exhibition created by the Architectural League of New York presents these ideas in order to provoke thoughts about the urban future.

"[Curators] David and JooYoun say they want to explore what might happen if technology went wrong in the city of the future, and make us think about our attitudes today.

"It raised concerns about safety - people mentioned 'my grandmother would be hurt if she was dumped off a bench', and it also raised concerns about the homeless", says David."

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Published on Friday, October 16, 2009 in BBC News
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