Do 'smart cities' begin with smart homes?


When you hear “smart city,” the first things to come to mind are probably sexy infrastructural innovationslike networked fleets of self-driving cars or gleaming WiFi-connected displays that tell you everything you’d want to know at any given moment. While these are very real scenarios, the smart city of the future could start at a whole lot smaller scale than you think—how about with a device on your kitchen table?