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Geospacial blockchain core container allocation

To ease home ownership acquisition and stability in light of increasing lifestyle and situational volatility, we have to address a number of key factors. Simply put: 1) individuals move around a lot 2) what they need changes 3) housing is expensive 4) law enforcement tracking through DMV registry is not adequate. My idea is to have a metal container home as a "core" that stays with an individual, and can be docked into... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

It requires co-operation from multiple directions. Municipality (with investment, zoning and bylaws), private technology companies (AI, blockchain, geospacial mapping), construction, architecture, social engineering, transportation, registry and even social assistance programs. Each component is relatively easy to comprehend, however the will to bridge the red tape, public vs private incentives, and get multiple people to work together... can be studied under mob psychology. In the right sociocultural environment there may be a convergent social identity that creates the right situation to bring these disciplines together. Same reason you don't have to separate people of opposing value systems when controlling a mob, because they temporarily function with a common behaviour and get along amongst each other. So the difficult times in Calgary may have a temporary galvanising effect, but the scope of co-operation is rather ambitious.

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?
  1. Does it get done
  2. Can costs and expected "cut of the profit" be kept in check
  3. Do people move in and report greater harmony and happiness
  4. Can we work together quickly enough to complete the task before another city does and gets world recognition
  5. Can the idea be exported around the world and keep some "city patented" or "local corporation patent" ideas that allow us to send teams to consult on the construction and maintain the software of some aspects of the system
  6. Can we create a new set of forward thinking laws that better integrate IOT tech into our 3D city space.
  7. Can we advance the narrow AI required to leverage the secondary targets (also an export)
  8. Can we build factories to either make the shipping container modules and the high tech that needs to be installed in them and on street corners or rooftops to pull the bigger picture together
How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

It can ONLY be done through technology and data.. or else you are building a dystopian favela.

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Blockchain

I believe that the City of Calgary could best develop a proposal for Smart City funding if it were to commit to developing capabilities for the development and deployment (the tough part) of blockchain technologies. This is not about one particular project per se, but rather a commitment to build upon the City's current capabilities in blockchain and create highly visable, highly valuable, cost-effective projects that... more »
Why is this an ambitious idea?

The huge problem is that blockchain technology is just emerging, but certainly is believed by leading organizations across the world as a technology that could have dramatic impact upon the way that services are provided. Many believe that it will upgrade services as dramatically as when the internet arrived (can you imagine the City of Calgary doing without internet provision of services?). This means that there is a significant upgrade in services that can be explored IF the City can find legitimate use cases (easy), develop the capabilities to architect solutions (hard) and convince its internal staff to engage with upgrading (very hard). However, if successful Calgary will have elite services for its citizens and can support an emerging ecosystem of blockchain talent in industry and academia (e.g. through Calgary Technologies).

How do we measure the effectiveness of this idea?

Depends upon the projects chosen, but as a straightforward example, if the City were to develop services around sovereign identity services enabled via blockchain it could be a meaningful upgrade to the function provided by 'myID'. Also, there could be an upgrade to the City's IIOT capabilities making the data more secure and more transparent. However, I suspect that the greatest benefit may come from backoffice efficiencies in the finance and accounting functions of the City.

I believe that if Calgary were to commit to this strategy and resource it well, that it could develop into a narrative that could improve Calgary's brand nationally and internationally.

How is this idea attainable through the use of technology or data?

-Increase support for existing resources like innovation lab
-Develop blockchain strategy (which projects, which protocols)
-Integrate with existing ecosystem (via Rainforest and University)

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