Monday, January 22, 2018

Kansas City 'Smart City' Hype Cycle Broken!!!



Here's an import cowtown fact check on tech promotion that is now growing tiresome after Amazon HQ2 FAIL.

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KC Biz Journal: Black & Veatch report: Skepticism grows around smart cities

Money line:

"Black & Veatch surveyed utility, municipal, commercial and community stakeholders. About 15 percent of survey participants believe that smart cities are a passing fad without long-term substance. Last year, only 6.3 percent held that belief.

"It could be due to the "hype cycle," Fred Ellermeier, a vice president and managing director of Black & Veatch's Connected Communities business, told the Kansas City Business Journal. When a new technology is introduced, there's typically inflated expectations and overconfidence in what the technology can achieve. Eventually, however, expectations level out. Part of the issue, too, is that the rollout of smart city initiatives are taking longer than what some expected."

You decide . . .

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, the killa city web site sucks and sLIE seyz we be a smart city!

Anonymous said...

technology cannot stop the muders and the rest of the out of control crime in kc.

Anonymous said...

Burned and McDouble starting to say bad things because sLIE effed them over with the airport deal? Stay tuned to this bat channel!

Anonymous said...

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It's called Poop Tracker!!! It can detect a bursting Depends at 300 yards and uses the Bristol Stool Scale!!!

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Anonymous said...

The seven types of stool are:

Type 1: Separate hard lumps, like nuts (hard to pass); also known as goat faeces
Type 2: Sausage-shaped, but lumpy
Type 3: Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface
Type 4: Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
Type 5: Soft blobs with clear cut edges (passed easily)
Type 6: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool
Type 7: Watery, no solid pieces, entirely liquid
Types 1 and 2 indicate constipation, with 3 and 4 being the ideal stools (especially the latter), as they are easy to defecate while not containing excess liquid, and 5, 6 and 7 tending towards diarrhoea.

In the initial study, in the population examined in this scale, the type 1 and 2 stools were more prevalent in females, while the type 5 and 6 stools were more prevalent in males; furthermore, 80% of subjects who reported rectal tenesmus (urgency to defecate) had type 7. These and other data have allowed the scale to be validated.[9]

The Bristol stool scale is also very sensitive to changes in intestinal transit time caused by medications, such as antidiarrhoeal loperamide or senna, anthraquinone substance with laxative effect.[10]

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the "smart city" nonsense is just one of the too many fads that KCMO government wet its pants and fell head over heels about.
And all these fads, the streetcar comes immediately to mind, have very long-term financial obligations, much of it decades of debt, that currently limit and will decrease in the future, KCMO to have the resources necessary to provide the services that residents, businesses, and visitors, all three, actually depend on.
Safe neighborhoods and well-maintained streets come to mind.
Decades of upside-down priorities will finally catch up with KC, which has already happened with neglected and poorly-maintained the water and sewer systems.
But there's a never-ending line of salesmen with just smiles and a shoeshine ready to reel in another group of suckers at 12th and Oak.
What are you going to run for next?

Anonymous said...

Part of the fake it until you make it narrative

Anonymous said...

So while we lose out with real tech companies the project engineering firms make a political joke out of local government

Anonymous said...

You mean Sly and Troy and Bob couldn't out innovate tesla, nvidia, SoftBank, Google by yelling Google from the choo choo.

Anonymous said...

Note the recent Burn em Mac coup taking over transit without any competitive review. Chamber setting fix since Sly couldn't deliver like the old days. The hogs are at the trough, local pork in the raw.