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Smart City technologies such as Blockchain, Digital ID, Digital Twin, Metaverse, and 6G

Blockchain

Blockchain: The operating system of smart cities

How Blockchain relates to Digital ID

The Blockchain Solution to Digital Identity Management

"According to the United Nations and therefore the American regime in DC, It Is A Human Right To Have Digital ID And Be Blockchained, To Meet The United Nations 17

Sustainable Development Goals."

-Brian Mitchell

 

Digital ID

Smart Cities will use Digital ID’s to bind the physical to the digital. 

The article below talks about how a city wide digital identity was created in 2022 in a Smart City project in Finland.

“Embedding digital identity in the Jyväskylä Smart City Project”

A project inspired by global digital ID organizations such as ID2040 and ID4D.

“Academic researchers pitch benefits of community-created digital IDs”

“For digital identity to become a global solution, challenges regarding cross-border interoperability and system computability need to be addressed. This will require a decentralized identity program, rather than one, where all digital elements are stored in a shared national or corporate cloud database.”

Scan and deliver: the case for a universal digital ID

Digital Twin

Metaverse

“…the true potential of smart cities lies in the convergence of innovative technologies such as the Metaverse of Things (MoT) and Extended Reality (XR). The MoT, characterized by the fusion of digital twins, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and immersive interfaces, forms a virtual bridge between the physical and digital worlds. On the other hand, XR encompasses technologies like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), creating immersive and interactive experiences. In this article, we explore how the integration of MoT and XR is revolutionizing smart cities…”

6G

“The next generation (6G) wireless systems aim to cater to the Internet of Everything (IoE)”

Street lights

There is a goal to connect hundreds of millions of street lights worldwide to one large global sensor network. Verizon, a company behind much of the smart city technologies, is focused on achieving that goal, along with Verizon owned Sensity, who provides Internet of Things (IoT) platforms for smart cities.

Verizon buys IoT startup Sensity to boost smart city portfolio

 

Verizon’s Intelligent Lighting platform equips LED fixtures with sensors to receive and transmit information in real time.

 

“The IoT smart city security solution incorporates Sensity Video Nodes, integrated with LED lights, communicating over Wi-Fi to the Genetec Security Center video management system (VMS) with intelligent analytics enabled on the Sensity Video Node. In addition to analytics, the Video Node can record high resolution and low-resolution streams from each of its two cameras and maintain the storage at the edge — using the Genetec Edge Protocol — to be retrieved as needed.”

 

It’s not surprising that LED street lights are rooted in IEC/NIST standards. Click here for more info. 

 

To locate the IEC/NIST connection to local LED streetlights, it can usually be found by looking in the cybersecurity section. As is an example, here is a lighting company supplying city street lights with connections to IEC reported on their website:

Cooper Lighting

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