Smart cities? Surveillance cities

Smart Cities Surveillance CitiesA smart city is, inherently, a surveillance city, and citizens’ privacy could potentially be the cost of the efficiency gains.

Could it be worth the trade-off?

Maybe privacy invasion ain’t so bad…

Is this a necessarily bad thing? Attitudes to an individual’s privacy differ from place to place. Libertarians will instinctively think that mass surveillance is a bad thing. Security-focused people will say that increased surveillance is necessary to combat terrorism. The police would support it as being helpful in their work. And so it goes.