The global rush to make everything smarter is, slowly but surely, creeping into our lives. Think about it — how many of us own an Alexa or Google Home? You’ve seen adverts for smart home systems, where simply opening the front door triggers the lights to come on, the kettle to start boiling, and the curtains to open.

And yet, the idea that we’re living in smart cities seems a little out of reach. …

Alexander Taylor