The internet of things and technology combined together will make a drastic change in the years to come. The rapid development and implementation of these two technologies provides people a new hope and way of living. It not just out homes but even our cities that will change all thanks the smart technology.
Imagine living in a connected world that binds you closer to your fellow human beings. A world where landfills will reduce and the environment will revitalize itself back to its natural form. The growing concerns of the environmental damage will reduce drastically. This is what you can expect with the incorporation of the smart city concept.
Energy networks will go the smart way
With the increase in population worldwide, governments are considering alternate ways to cater to the needs of the masses. Smart energy networks will help to reduce the energy concerns and crises. By incorporating innovative technology that will help to generate electricity, IoT promises a future where everybody will have access to the necessities like energy services.
This will help to reduce the load on the environment’s natural resources by close to 30%. This is because various kinds of methods will be incorporated, which will allow buildings and houses to generate their own energy requirement. Even homeowners will gain, as they will save close to 25% on their energy bills.
The multifunctional home
The concept of work from home is catching up fast. Initially it was restricted to the sales services, however now; even companies are incorporating this concept. Today many people work from home. With the smart city concept, the increase of remote contractors and workers will slowly set in.
The futuristic homes will not only service as a home and an office but also a way to help people. Homeowners will also be able to share their space for short-term rentals. The connected city will give people from out of town a chance to feel comfortable and welcomed even in a new space.
The Optimization of mobility
Today people spend a lot of time travelling. The growing traffic and pollution is not only taking a toll on our health but even on the environment. With the help of connected cities, commuters will get real time traffic updates. Self-driving busses, cars and trains will also rule the future. Better public transport systems will help to reduce the load on the streets and roads.
Reusable and shareable buildings
Even office complexes stand to gain with the connected city. Not only will it serve the purpose of catering to the needs of businesses during the daytime; but it will also be used for social interaction after office hours. The flexibility of converting a regular office space into a resource bank will help to provide better options and resources with the multi-functionality option. Do not be surprised if your office floor will convert into an all-evening restaurant.
Construction materials will no longer be the same
If you are a professional, you can easily gauge the quality of the material by looking at it. For a nonprofessional, this is a challenge. Smart cities will also find a way to help people understand what kind of material is used for construction. With the help of material passports and tracking technologies, people will get to know all the components and materials at the time of construction. This will also help governments to know when it is time for a building to go into reconstruction or renovation.
A better future for our next generations
Today the future of our children is a question mark. Growing rates of crime, alarming changes in the climate, natural resources are in the verge of extinction or total destruction and lots more. Connected cities will provide a better future for our kids. Not only will they grow up in an environment that teaches – Sharing is Caring, but they will also have access to the natural environment as well.
Every form of live will have a fair chance to live. Mother Nature will revive again with the efforts of reduced pollutions and environmental damage. It is without a doubt, smart cities will provide a better lifestyle for every life form on Earth in every way.