How the On-Demand Reshaped Cities

From CityLab:

The now-given fact that all one’s online activities are tracked, absorbed and monitored in order to improve technology offerings, produce “relevant” advertising and fuel a data economy take the form of modern telemetry and do not require that those observing their subjects be near to them.

We transmit our demands for trips and beds as data from wherever we are, rather than direct interactions that depend on physical nearness.

There are increasing moves to use such telemetry for use in urban planning and other physical-realm activities. With the rise of connected cars and smart city efforts, the data we generate will continue to be used to develop products, services, environments and city plans.

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