Imagine the power of technology harnessed to the efficient running of a city and directed to the benefit of its inhabitants, sustainable economically and environmentally and contributing to the sum of human happiness; an utopian dream or a dystopian nightmare?
Mr James Willatt led the members of the Year 10 Athenaeum through a fascinating overview of the idea of Smart Cities and the opportunities and challenges they present.
The students were particularly enthralled by the idea of a city shaped rather like a ruler spread out ( thinly) over 200 km. The students were particularly engaged by the task of imagining a city run on the lines of one of their favourite computer games, many of which echoed the dystopian fears mentioned earlier. How soon an imagined/feared future seems to become reality.