Recent projections show that by 2050, 2/3 of the global population will live in cities.
Which makes it imperative that our future cities aren't vast urban hellscapes but are instead smart urban centers with a dash of sci-fi: devices, roads, and lampposts all talking to each other – making life in cities safer and smoother.
And this transformation…is already beginning !
Difficult words from the video
dwellers: people that live in or at a specified place, inhabitant
back and forth: va-et-vient
to trigger: to cause (a device) to function
ETA: estimated time of arrival
core: the part of something that is central to its existence
to catch up: to make up the difference between oneself and someone or something, so as to be at an equal level, status, or point of progress.
to launch: to start or set in motion (an activity or enterprise).
Source: NBC News