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Luxemburg Lecture by Evgeny Morozov with a commentary by Andrej Holm.
The term "smart" has long become a key word of our time. This label seems to be able to turn any object into consistently progressive light. "Smart Cities" - relentlessly praised by consulting firms, at technology fairs and conferences - evoke images of intelligent traffic lights, networked garbage cans and smoothly functioning public transport.
This picture of a smart city presents sustainability as its supreme principle, with highly optimized movement of the inhabitants and a guarantee of all encompassing security - all implemented with the help of an extensive sensor technology and data processing, which flexibly connects everything in real time.