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Since July I've written 47 posts analyzing Sidewalk Labs' plans for Toronto, with my final post (barring some new twist) coming on Friday. So it's an appropriate time for some reflections.
#ONpoli #TOpoli #smartcities #cdnpoli

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I'm not sure that Torontonians realize the extent to which other countries are following, often in disbelief, the ongoing #Quayside debacle (which is what it is by any objective measure).
Over the past yr I've made several presentations in Europe to smart-city and internet scholars re Quayside. To a person they expressed disbelief that any of this, from the shoddy RFP to the Potemkin consultations to playing fast and loose with data definitions, is even happening.
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Today, I will try my hand at live tweeting insights from "A #Home of One's Own", a two-day #researchworkshop on socially & economically #marginalised women's experiences of and negotiations with #genderinequalities in #informalurbanhousing in India.
This workshop has been organised by #JadavpurUniversity (School of Women's Studies), #RabindraBharathiUniversity (Centre for Women's Studies) and #Parichiti, a women's organisation. All three are research partners on a #GCRF project funded by @GoldsmithsUoL.
Since Oct 2018, I have collaborated with Dr. Henrike Donner, who is leading it, to develop #researchcollaborations with #educational and #development organisations in India to implement a pilot study on #genderurbanhousing. This workshop marks the end of the first phase.
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“Gendered Cultures And Climate Justice” — Pune University

“Smartness in the Smart City Mission is against sustainability and against the SDG11 of sustainable cities and communities,” Priyadarshini Karve, member of Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change. #SmartCities
“Greenness and smartness of solutions being pushed under the Smart City Agenda need to be questioned,” Prof Amita Bhide, TISS. #SmartCities
#Sikkim is a hub of pharmaceutical companies which are all located along the rivers. Questioning the location of these pharma factories in the state is seen as anti-development,” Prof Shrawan Acharya , JNU.
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#China built a surveillance database on Americans from stolen/hacked data, such as the #OPM hack, and some US software developers helped them build & implement it.

I’d love to know who those (treasonous, IMO) developers were.
According to the insider, the database is very similar to China’s social credit scoring system that tracks every detail of Chinese citizen’s lives, upon which China Asians them a “freedom score.”
The software they used to build it out was originally a #BigData analytics program for #SmartCities, like the one Google wants to build in #Toronto.

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As we peel back the layers of an orchestrated movement that serves to protect the ruling classes & the suicidal capitalist system itself, we need to look at Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. This will be a long & important thread. #FridaysForFinance
The Compact of Mayors officially merged w/ the Covenant of Mayors in 2016. The Global Covenant of Mayors [for Climate and Energy] unites more than 9209 cities (already committed) in 132 countries across 6 continents. This represents the world's largest coalition.
The Board is co-chaired by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič and former New York City Mayor and U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg. Former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres serves as Vice-Chair.
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#QUESTION = Are ALL Politicians absolutely LYING to the Australian Public about the Issue of -; #MIGRATION ??

See the Below Thread & Judge for Yourself

#REMEMBER = To make an informed choice for Voting requires ALL information to be presented
#QUESTION = Has that Happened ??
#NOTE
#ALP = Increasing Australia’s annual humanitarian intake of refugees to 27,000 by 2025 to address the global humanitarian crisis
Providing $450 million in funding over three years to support #UNHCR both globally and in South East Asia and the Pacific;
#NOTE
#GREENS = Full implementation by Australia of 1994 UN International Conference on Population & Development Program Action
+ Increase overseas aid budget to #minimum of 0.7% of GNI
+ INCREASE AUSTRALIA’S HUMANITARIAN INTAKE TO 50,000 PEOPLE PER YEAR
greens.org.au/sites/default/…
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To understand why so many are highlighting the Chinese cameras in Leinster House, one must first recognise that China does not do business or espionage like the West. There's no separation between industry sectors the CCP deems strategically important.
The #IOT, #5G, #AI and #SmartCities sectors are integral to China. These sectors have billions of dollars pumped into them from Chinese government central and regional funds and are controlled centrally by the CCP, with the CCP placing key personnel into these companies.
One other area of interest to the Chinese government is #BigData - and boy do they have the opportunity to gather as much of this as possible thanks to the West. This data is used to forecast and predict actions, reactions of markets, industry and people - most importantly people
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🇮🇳 NAMO NAMO🇮🇳
This thread will list down the 75 reasons why everyone should vote for @narendramodi and @BJP4India

Thanks to @muglikar_ and @IndiaPeCharcha for coming up with these brilliant 1 minute videos.

My effort here is to list all the 75 reasons in a single thread
#Reason1 - @BJP4India MPs work for you.

👉 #Attendance #DiscussBills
👉#PassLaw #75ReasonsToVoteForModi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar



#1MinuteTalk by @muglikar_ and @IndiaPeCharcha -

@narendramodi
#Reason2 - Electricity for All

👉 100% Rural Electrification #DeendayalGramJyotiYojana
👉 Electrification of 100% households #Saubhagya

@PiyushGoyal @grameenvidyut
@narendramodi

#75ReasonsToVoteForModi #PhirEkBaarModiSarkaar


#1MinuteTalk @muglikar_
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[#ALLin1HOUR]

Happy #EarthDay, America! 🎉

Learn how the Energy Department, National Labs, and sites help make the world more sustainable. ⚡

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More people are experiencing severe food allergies than ever before

#food #health

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The Pentagon thinks bugs could hold the secrets to conscious experience.

#consciousness #physics #philosophy #brain #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #robots #DARPA

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This is a thread on the list of #technologies #Nigeria should start taking seriously if she has the ambition of becoming number 1 in #Africa and maybe among the top 30 countries in the world as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution.
#Industry40 #stem #tech 1/7
1. Mobile Internet fifth-generation (5G)
2. Artificial Intelligence (#ai), machine learning (#ml), deep learning (#dl)
3. Virtual and Augmented reality (#vr,#ar)
4. Cloud technology (#cloud)
5. Internet of Things (#iot)
6. Advanced robotics (#robots)
7. Biometric technology

2/7
8. 3D printing
9. Smart Spaces: Smart Cities (#SmartCities), Smart Homes (#smarthomes)
10. Blockchain (#blockchain)
11. Quantum computing
12. Autonomous things: fully autonomous vehicles
13. Nanotechnology (#nanotechnology )

3/7
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#THREAD
How CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana compromised the security and lives of millions of Indians under the #SmartCities project by collaborating with shady foreign spy firms who could now exploit our sensitive police data & other realtime info.
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Rakesh Asthana then Police Commissioner was involved in deploying very sensitive Forensic Criminal Investigation Sys requiring real-time intelligence gathering working in sync with police database. Given the nature of work & risks involved it must be handeled carefully. Was it?
“The Face Recognition System & Forensic Criminal Investigation System can offer our police department the much required real-time intelligence to ensure safety of our city and its citizens. We can now proudly say that Surat Safe City is India’s first Safe City.”
- Rakesh Asthana
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It's art up for review in opinions, of course I'm going to gravitate towards something shared with interest, when he didn't say a word for 2 days! Why was he there? #opendata #smartcities #bigdata #ai
I went through every single video he released in hip hop to understand him not saying a word. Easy to work out, he's a very bitter man who has absorbed all his parents immigrant opinions at home #opendata #smartcities #bigdata #ai
His parents are not middle class anywhere & neither is he #opendata #smartcities #bigdata #ai
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In 1906 a British Intelligence officer is called to London to meet with officials of the Royal Geographical Society to be sent on a very important mission to Bolivia. Heres a《thread》on what happens next in our review of the movie The Lost City Of Z.
1 The Lost City of Z is a movie about the real life story of a British Intelligence officer Percy Fawcett based on a 2009 book The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon written by journalist David Grann.
2 Fawcett had been posted all around#BritishEmpire at HongKong SriLanka Ireland Africa by British Army. In 1906 Fawcett is called to London to meet officials of the Royal Geographical Society to be sent on a very important mission. He was to be sent to Bolivia in South America.
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