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Furqan Habib: Final project video presentation

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Working on Final Project – Furqan Habib

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So the work goes on. Before going to the big stuff it was important to do a little test. So I took a plastic container and hacked it. put two contact speakers below it and let the water vibrate on a frequency and see the effect. Here is the video.

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Smart-Citizen-Research-What is Smart in Smart City

Smart City is a term that has sprang up  in the last few decades. This blog deals with the question and the idea of being smart and  What makes a city smart? is it it’s inhabitant or it’s technological advanced services, and how do these services contribute to our overall urban life.

Before reading futher watch these video or this video

The most surprising thing among many  in this video was that “31 billion questions are asked to google every month. In 2006 it was only 2.7 billion” . This clearly tells us to what extent and at what speed the internet is become a mecca of data. The desire to gather quick and meaningful answer to our questions has become the new success and a  major culmination point in our daily life.

This is were the idea or the concept of being smart means.  Many cities, companies or communities are coming up with ever more smart  and intelligent ways to provide answers to the people (over the internet) at a quick and easy to understand manner. so that the person viewing the information can come to a conclusion. Since these conclusions shape up our daily  life, hence it is ok to  related it with the  concept of smart city.There are six catogorise.

There is a ranking system of cities that provides it’s citizen such smart service (link). In this link you can check out which city is where in ranking, and the services that it provides to its inhabitant. These service  basically revolve around six categories.


Many companies like IBM, Cisco and etc are using this arrangements. IBM is a good example to quote. It provides many interesting smart solution to people ranging from banking to risk management. Here is the link to it site.

Here are couples of example on video




So now we return to our question “What is Smart in a Smart City” . There is a nicely written article  on this topic (link)  and the urban revolution that it would bring with it (link).

There is also a not so smart side to this smart city(link).

Conclusion & Proposal:

  • Since there are going to be alot and alot of date. It is very impotent to translate these data into a productive action of our life.
  • People could make their own tools that gathers information.
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