Why we should be wary of a smart future

Geoff Ward
Age of Awareness
Published in
10 min readJan 1, 2023

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Smart city: digital prison?

If SMART was an acronym: Surveillance Methodology/Advanced Reset Technology

Here’s the way it looks: smart phones → smart (ID) cards → smart meters → smart cars → smart homes → smart (digital) currency → smart cities → smart subjection.

Most of the population could find itself ‘smarting’ from this in the not-too-distant future. The potential for increased surveillance…

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Geoff Ward
Age of Awareness

Writer, journalist, book editor, poet, musician and tutor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature).