Shortly before writing this article, I took this image on my morning ride to the office. The reason was that the first snow covers the way to the bridge was just halfway probably because the lower part was closer to the ground and its cumulated heat.
After I arrived and set up my computer I found out that the publishing system was prepared following article that was the last impulse for writing a new one that will be published after my 50th birthday
SMART CITY ISSUE
Dear readers, I am very sorry, but have to report a system issue in SMART CITY projects.
Today is the first day after FIRST ADVENT
and the name of the article moved me
to take my flute and play
I played in empty 132 years old house in which I have my office and in which the INDUSTRY 5.0 was born so as the image of WASTELESS WORLD FOR ALL.
Listening to the silence and to the tones I fell into meditation in a
SMART CITY ZEN
Why smart? Because the city in which I live (Plzen) received the next award
Why city? Because our forefathers decided to build it 726 years ago
Why ZEN? Because in the early morning just the beat of my heart
I name my recording “PRO MAMINKU” which means “FOR MY MOTHER” and did it on purpose because she is going tomorrow to visit the expert of oncology to learn after the next treatment after a tumor was removed from her body by surgery.
Once again I am thinking about what makes cities SMART. Looking at the prize my city just received, I realize it is not the REALITY, it is not the IQ of the citizens, it is not the unity and complex beauty of the city, it is the MARKETING DEPARTMENT or AGENCY hired to win a prize.
A few minutes after my article mentioned above was published the first comment was placed
It came from Germany, Bavaria, from the location which is just behind the border and I am happy my text resonates with the author the same as it resonates with the INDUSTRY 5.0 AMBASSADOR in NEW ZEALAND who was the second to express his opinion.
It is interesting how a gap between the words can make a difference, the same as the gap between the people. Before 2021 the society has been divided into POOR ones and RICH ones and in the middle living the MIDDLE class. In 2021 we add additional dividing VACCINATED and NOT VACCINATED that in fact break down the image of the three “categories” which we use for so long.
It is one of the changes that are happening in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, a change which results is not to ask ARE YOU RICH but ARE YOU VACCINATED? The words which are being used are different country to country or region to region, but the content is the same “ARE YOU DIFFERENT FROM ME?”
One site fears the other. Friendship becomes obsolete, same as family or business relations. Not only faces, but face masks also cover our soul protecting or erasing the dignity of the wearer.
- The volume of cars on streets dropped during the pandemic by 30–40%
- The volume of people in the streets dropped by 60–70% in the same time
- The only public gatherings are PROTESTS
CITIES BUILD FOR PEOPLE are PEOPLE LESS and we call them SMART having many locked behind the doors, connected to the world wide web, and networks that call themself SOCIAL.
It seems the citizen, lost the “ZEN”
It does so in a fear of Virus and another man or woman who lost “HU”
It looks like We lost Us in SMART CITIES same as in SMART FACTORIES that do not need HUMAN to produce products for HUMANS, which frequently become waste before the HUMAN can touch them, consume or utilize them.
Does SMART CITIZEN need SMART CITY ZEN?
let me ask this question the LINKEDIN AUDIENCE and see what members will say
This is the result 10 minutes after launch and to the fact that between writing and publishing of this article would be one month, we will have time to present the final result as well.
I would like to ask you to think about your answer to the same question and before we end today, I would like to point out that you may not be noticed, but I am writing this message from a “ZEN” city, despite the fact nobody knows about because they never try to see a gap between the letters. The name of my city is
PLZEN “PL ZEN”
It may be one of the answers why I prefer WISE HUMANS live in SMART or even better in WISE CITIES
Have a nice day free of waste and wasting in all its forms and stay safe
Michael Rada, HUMAN
P.S. At the end of 2021 it is estimated that 1,6 billion people worldwide are HOMELESS. At the same time more than 100 million houses and flats are officially vacant (not counting other properties). I don´t think it is appropriate to invest in SMARTNESS OF THE CITIES before we learn to utilize them efficiently.