Technology continues to be our primary tool for creating new projects that improve human life. Because of this, the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has recognized worldwide that he is currently looking at an ambitious project to build a smart mega city in Arizona, United States.
According to different terms, a “smart city” is understood as a place that, through the use of technology, provides traditional services and solves urban conditions. Likewise, the specialists detail the subject that a smart city is one that, among other things, facilitates movement, improves social services, is sustainable and gives voice to citizens.
It is reported that every day more than 180 thousand people move to a city to live, where data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) predicts that in 2050 the world’s population will increase to nine billion inhabitants, of which 70. percent will live in urban centers.
In 2020, each person will be able to have up to ten devices connected to the internet, so cities, for their part, will have more than 50 billion sensors that will provide 1,800 Zettabytes of data. This data will include information on traffic conditions, CO2 levels in the air, incidents, weather information, temperature, etc. It is expected that by 2030, the amount of data circulating in Smart Cities between sensors and our mobile phones will be several tens of thousands of Zettabytes.
According to the Smart City Index, conducted by the consulting firm Juniper Research and the technology giant Intel, the five most intelligent and efficient cities on the planet in terms of mobility, health, safety and productivity are: Singapore, London , New York, San Francisco and Chicago.
The smart city that Bill Gates wants to build
With his activism in favor of sustainability, that is why he is behind initiatives such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investment fund, Bill Gate seeks to promote clean and renewable technologies to build a smart that town.
This is the city of Belmont, described by many as the most futuristic real estate investment project by Gates, which will be built on a land area of about 24 thousand hectares and will integrate all kinds of disruptive technology in its architecture and operation.
Among the technology used by the technology leader is everything from hypersonic internet connectivity to autonomous vehicle systems.
According to special media, this city is designed to be completely intelligent and neutral in its carbon footprint and aims to be an initiative with a deep social impact when the plans focus on the creation of schools, hospitals and a whole that ecosystem that allows its inhabitants a normal life.
Gates invested 80 million dollars in the project to start its construction next year and be ready by 2028, where according to his view this city will be fully technological, it will have a capacity for about 290 thousand people who live, are not counted. the movement you will have during working hours.
The city is also designed to be one of the technological meccas of the world, so it has a large research and development center.
And this can be a city whose construction is a challenge because it seeks to change our concept of urban planning and technology.