Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Building the smart connected city

Lev Gonick

Abundance has supplanted scarcity - he means information shared by high speed broadband.

Universities designed to be exclusive and elitist, dealing with basic science questions. Ohio has rejected this model. One Community - non-profit building broadband and attend to priorities of community AND research.

Wifi and smart homes - energy use monitoring, updating medical records when weighing self in the morning!

Facilitating peer to peer and peer to tutor learning. Bringing the expert into the classroom - nice example of neuro-surgeon addressing classroom.

Summary: A fast broadband network allows for innovative uses of information as well as access to experts, teachers etc in a new and useful way.

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