thedailybell.com / By Staff Report / TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
GLASGOW WINS £ 24 million FUTURE CITIES competition … Glasgow City Council has welcomed news that it has won a £ 24 million future cities competition to showcase how UK cities can grow their local economy and improve the lives of their citizens by making the most of new technologies and by integrating and connecting city systems.The Future Cities Demonstrator competition, managed and funded by the government’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, saw Glasgow secure the major funding in an open competition against 30 other UK cities. Making the announcement today in Glasgow’s City Chambers, David Willetts, the Minister for Universities and Science, said: “With more people than ever before living in our cities, they need to be able to Ooops people with a better quality of life and a thriving . economy This £ 24 million investment will make Glasgow a city of tomorrow demonstrating, how cities can work more efficiently with a reduced environmental impact -. GlasgowGov UK
Dominant Social Theme: Wow, we won best “smart city”! Are not we grand?
Free-Market Analysis: Glasgow, come on down! Congratulations … not.
Sure, this rundown municipality union in Scotland is now going to receive 24 million pounds to help it convert to a smart city of the future. But this is actually a marriage of union socialism and technocratic fascism . Let us explain.
There are “ smart meters . “ Just search for that term and “Daily Bell” and you can read what smart meters are REALLY Intended to do and why cities are trying to install them. Hint: It has nothing to do with make residents’ lives easier or less expensive.
And “smart city” is a similar euphemism. In fact, it’s just a way to install spy advanced methodologies that will make middle class living even more miserable. It’s like yet another miserable euphemism: Sustainability.