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Alex Salamanca on June 30, 2016
Technology has revolutionized our world, streamlining complex tasks and rapidly breaking down the barriers between developed and developing cities. Some cities in our world are more prepared than others for the future of technology, whether it be due to their integrated smart city plans, their push for universal access to internet, or their suitability for software and digital production. All cities on this list have been ranked by the Pricewaterhouse Coopers Cities of Opportunity 6 Report, which analyzes the current performance and future trajectory of a host of cities based on their internet access in schools, broadband quality, digital economy, and software development and multimedia design…
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Source: PWC & ITU News, Image: Wikimedia
Seoul is the economic powerhouse of South Korea, producing 21% of national GDP while occupying less than 1% of the land mass. Home to tech giants such as Samsung and LG, Seoul has launched a “smart city” initiative, like Dubai. For a start, the city is giving out second-hand smart devices to low-income families, aiming to connect everyone to the city’s high-speed wireless networks. This high-tech hub even has intelligent CCTV cameras which can detect trespassing and high-tech street lamps which broadcast audio and give wireless internet access.