A major 21th century challenge for humanity: taming technology

Many are puzzled by Google's involvement in (smart) city development in Toronto. From an urbanist's viewpoint, sister company Sidewalk Lab's proposals make sense. This short essay reveals that the ability to collect data on an up to now unprecedented scale might be the price. The Toronto case offers important lessons for would-be smart cities.
Find the Dutch version here: https://wp.me/p32hqY-1JF

http://smartcityhub.com/urban-planning-and-building/toronto-too-smart-for-comfort/

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