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