Are Chicago’s new, high tech lamp posts Orwellian or innovative? Find out about how these might actually help cities and their pedestrians!

You might not walk down the streets of Chicago with the same perspective again. Starting this summer, the city is installing a network of high tech lamp posts that will keep track of all kinds of information about the environment and people passing by through sensors. The data collected by Web-connected sensors will be used to help urban planners make the city safer and make traffic flow better. All of this while also tracking environmental factors like air quality.