Are you ready for a free power world?

The Luna Ring Project aspires to install a belt of solar cells across the Lunar equator. The power generated will be beamed from the near side of the moon and fulfill all energy needs of the world 24X7. This might sound the …

It’s all about People: Intelligent Cities of the Future

More than half of world’s population is living in cities today. This momentum of urbanization shall show a steep rise over the next three decades. As per the estimates from UN-Habitat, world urban population will reach 60% and 70% by …

Intelligent Cities – Good or Bad?

I have been deeply interested in the subject of intelligent cities for the last three years and am living in the fourth most populated city in the world. Here is what I think: While considering whether intelligent cities are good …

New Ideas for a Brave New World

Previously, I wrote about ICT and efficiencies in the cities of the future. But technology is also increasing government and citizen interaction. Already many governments in developed economies are asking for citizen feedback on specific policies and schemes, and trying to …

Future Cities – Urban Mess or Brave New Worlds?

K Ananth Krishnan, VP and Chief Technology Officer, TCS What comes to your mind when you hear about the names New York, Mumbai, Tokyo or Shanghai? Probably something to do with vastness and vibrancy? Something that is abuzz with activity …

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