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Anders LisdorfDemystifying Smart Citieshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5377-9_12

12. Epilogue

Anders Lisdorf
(1)
Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Human civilization is inextricably tied to the development of cities. Cities in turn have evolved through a symbiotic relationship with technology: technology facilitated the building of ever larger cities that in turn facilitated the development of ever more sophisticated technologies. Seen in this light, smart cities are just a logical continuation of processes that have taken place for the past 5,000 to 10,000 years.
While city dwelling had been a fringe phenomenon for the majority of human history in the last 50 years, we have crossed a tipping point where the number of people living in ...

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