22 Jan '15, 7pm

Singapore plans to become the world's first smart nation

Singapore plans to become the world's first smart nation

Smart cities—filled with sensors and connected tech to help solve everything from traffic jams to pollution—have been slow to materialize. But Singapore has come up with a plan to become the world's first "smart nation." Every inch of the country will be wired and collecting data to help build better services. "We are working to 'dashboard' the entire nation of Singapore, and to use a range of data to continuously improve how we provide critical services to citizens in areas such as health care, transport, and resources," says Steve Leonard , the executive deputy chairman of Infocomm Development Authority, Singapore's national technology arm. Courtesy Singapore Tourism Board Various cities are experimenting with smart technology, like Copenhagen, which is testing out dozens of smart streetlights that can save massive amounts of energy. But if Singapore is successful, it wi...

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