In basic terms, a Smart City is a community run via a program of technology-based social engineering, and these communities will be implemented worldwide. Cities would be run and decisions would be made based on data collected from all variety of sources. Everyday objects from traffic lights to garbage cans to clothing to household appliances to cell phones to even electronic devices in people's bodies or brains would be collecting data on the residents and providing this data to electronic sources/databases. The Smart City would then be run and decisions would be made based on the data collected from these electronic devices.
Basically, everything would be connected to electronic devices, and these devices would be constantly monitoring, collecting, and transmitting data on the people living in the community - not to mention emitting horrendously dangerous levels of electromagnetic radiation and frequency. The data collected on the residents would then create what are called algorithms, and these algorithms would be used to make the decisions for the city. Smart Cities involve a wholescale technological system to be brought in, and 5G (fifth generation) is the early infrastructure for it.
There is a strong surveillance component to Smart Cities where all public places would be under total surveillance, including facial recognition cameras on every street, drones, video surveillance from satellites, and other sources. In fact, there are plans to put the entire planet under video surveillance, excluding the North and South Poles. This brings up many concerns about privacy. Again, many devices in people's private homes would also be monitoring them and collecting and transmitting data on their everyday lives.
There is concern about the level of electromagnetic radiation all these devices would produce, including one 5G cell tower for every city block at the very least, which would expose people, animals, insects, trees, and plants to dangerous radiation and frequency. There are already proven detrimental effects on biological organisms from 4G (fourth generation) wireless and cell towers. 5G increases that electromagnetic radiation/frequency exposure dramatically. This would be a particular problem for children, the elderly, people with underlying health conditions, and electromagnetically-sensitive people. EMF has proven detrimental effects on pollinators, as well, and the pollinators are already in trouble.
One of the goals of Smart Cities is to automate many jobs and to bring in the widespread use of artificial intelligence, including in the police forces. This would put people out of work en masse, and it would put us under a system of technology-based or artificial intelligence-based surveillance and policing. (It would put many human police officers out of work, as well.)
This might sound like science fiction, but the move to Smart City living is already well underway, including in relatively small cities.
In the document linked below, you can see a bid for a health-based monitoring system in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada. The document is called "HealthSmart Airdrie: Smart Cities Challenge." In the document, Airdrie says it has been taking steps toward becoming a Smart City since 2007. In other words, this system of technology-based social engineering is already well underway, including even in small Canadian cities like Airdrie, population 60,000.
It's imperative that these questions be put to all mayors and city councilors:
Does City Council have plans to turn this community into a Smart City?
Have steps already been taken to make this community a Smart City?
What recourse do residents have if they oppose this community becoming a Smart City?
Links for further information on Smart Cities: