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9 Technologies That Power New York City

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Friday, August 22, 2014 11:00 EDT

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PeterJ
PeterJ  
8/31/2014 7:32:42 PM
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Re: Technology exports
DC Metro has one that I've used, but mayber their system is a bit more reliable. I tend to think the information is good - even if you might e seeing RED more than GREEN....at least you know what's going on, and you can go back to using your device (as so many do on and off the train).

PeterJ
PeterJ  
8/31/2014 7:29:49 PM
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Re: Big Brother is Watching You, but He Says It's For Your Own Good
They are watching and they're getting better and better at it. Maybe we're just too complacent now, having given up the fight.

PeterJ
PeterJ  
8/31/2014 7:28:30 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Technology exports
When you put into perspective like that, Kim, well yes it is! When we've talked about internet capacity, the internet of things, etc. - it's hard to fathom the "volume" that exists where you are ... 

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
8/28/2014 2:33:04 PM
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Re: Technology exports
I need to try that Subway Time app.  Even if it too often brings bad news.

NewDream
NewDream  
8/27/2014 7:36:31 AM
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Big Brother is Watching You, but He Says It's For Your Own Good
RIIIGHT.

On the other hand, the Crime Map and the subway stuff are really cool applications of technology...

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
8/26/2014 9:27:09 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Technology exports
NYC has been around for ages, they have had plenty of time to test out new technologies and make them work in the subways and on the surface. Tech they can export to other cities in the USA and overseas. I suspect that many countries send people to NYC to see how its being done.

Heck Los Angeles just put free WiFi in some of out city parks...YAY for being lazy bumbs at the park and not doing any outdoors stuff. We can now surf under the blue/hazy smog infested skys while other kids surf the web sitting next to you.  

The city of Burbank CA has Free WiFi, but its very slow when you connect to it. It has a long way to go before it can truely be utilized by the masses.

We now have apps to tell the traffic reports, weather reports and to report crime and other offenses committed by people. cameras taking video of us day and night, Now they want to put up streetlights and signs that will talk with us to either protect us or to sell us something. Oh I even saw an article for an led lit road so you no longer need street lamps to light the way.

Technology is growing so fast, who is to say what comes next? whats the latest and greatest to come out and how fast will it do so.

kq4ym
kq4ym  
8/26/2014 8:22:43 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Technology exports
One would think the Chinese would realize how important reaching those folks underground would be. The subways and other sites blocked normally from good RF signals should be a prime target for infrastructure improvements.

Toby
Toby  
8/26/2014 3:57:02 AM
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Melting Pot
Having worked in NYC for 25 years I have often wondered what it was that powered it's uniquely creative engine. It always comes back to the same thing, the melting pot. Unlike a great many large American cities, NYC is very diverse and very much a place where cultures and ambitions meet. No wonder then it has always led the way in innovation in the USA. 

Toby
Toby  
8/26/2014 3:57:01 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Melting Pot
Having worked in NYC for 25 years I have often wondered what it was that powered it's uniquely creative engine. It always comes back to the same thing, the melting pot. Unlike a great many large American cities, NYC is very diverse and very much a place where cultures and ambitions meet. No wonder then it has always led the way in innovation in the USA. 

CitySolver
CitySolver  
8/23/2014 12:26:19 PM
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Crime Map
I cant help worrying that the crime map may help crooks as well as upstanding citizens. eg- 'oh look that area has no crime so I conclude police surveillance will be thin on the ground, lets burgle areound there!'

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