Human beings love cities, well many of us do. We love them so much that the United Nations are predicting that by 2050, 66 percent of us will live in them. So how do to make sure that all of those people are housed, have clean water, can get into and out of the city easily, and can breathe the air without coughing? Well, we make those cities, smart.
The market for smart cities is expected to be around $1.2 trillion by 2022. What this translates to, is a rush of companies going to go after that money by building smart products that enable the smart city. Smart cities are creating a veritable gold rush and this time the rush is built upon data – often our personal data. But to share and transact using that data we also need to build smart identity at the same time we build our smart city