E-Estonia technological statecraft project analyzed in the latest The New Yorker

“Estonia, The Digital Republic” article published in the latest New Yorker is an excellent summary of probably the most ambitious digital identity and technical statecraft project in the world. “Estonia, The Digital Republic – Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future?” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/estonia-the-digital-republic

Smart City Revolution

Who will really benefit from the coming smart-city revolution?

Article “Who will really benefit from the coming smart-city revolution?” is published by the New Scientist From the intro: “We need assurances on privacy, security and transparency or smart cities may be seen as thinly disguised opportunities solely for tech titans” https://www.newscientist.com/article/2154414-who-will-really-benefit-from-the-coming-smart-city-revolution/ [Subscription Required]

The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities

The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities

Scientific American published an article “The Inconvenient Truth about Smart Cities” – Plans for more wired, networked, connected urban areas face challenges if they fail to account for existing, local, non-digital elements such as government and socioeconomic conditions … “The current reality of smart cities is that there aren’t any. At the end of the…