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“We are ready. But, as yet, our government is not. It was shaped in the 18th Century, but increasingly struggles with 21st Century problems it cannot solve.”

A Manifesto For Smart Citizens by Frenk Kresin is one of the essays that stood out for me. It gave me the powerful insight that we are already living in smart cities–we are the smart citizens driving those smart cities. We have the tools, (access to) data and leadership to control and influence our life and to make a change for a better world. The tools are already here and out there. Our governments and public systems are struggling to catch up with us. We are inclined to believe that we need to fix the things that are broken. Old things, old systems that are failing to do what they need to do: make our work and life prosper, easier and more fun.

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