Smart Cities: COVID-19’s Vaguely Silver Lining Is the Public’s New Comfort Level with Data

T. Cuzzillo

Summary Bullets:

  • COVID-19 made data part of everyday conversation, furthering the public’s data literacy.
  • The public’s enduring comfort with data should dampen some old fears about technology.

When the pandemic fades and conditions improve, the focus on COVID-19 will loosen and leave behind greater data literacy among the public. That’s good for data-driven smart cities — and it provides a more fertile environment for technology providers. Continue reading “Smart Cities: COVID-19’s Vaguely Silver Lining Is the Public’s New Comfort Level with Data”