And that could end up being a good thing.
New technology offers a glimpse into what 21st-century urban life should look like.
To date, city leaders have not awakened to the challenges and the opportunities before them. But cities must begin. Embracing technology, identifying opportunities, and finding more ways to collaborate at the state, county and city level is key to our nation's success and survival.
With billions of products, buildings, and seemingly innocuous items such as public garbage bins with embedded sensors, software will need to pull everything together to provide a cohesive experience.