Posts about United Nations

This week, Facebook announced their participation in the Internet.org project, an effort to “put the entire world online.” They also released a whitepaper detailing how to get there from here, with the title asking, “Is connectivity a human right?”
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Talk about Smart Cities seems to be a hot topic at many of the conferences I have attended in the past year.  What is driving this interest? Is it technology? Economic issues? Energy Concerns? Other? From what I have seen it is a little bit of all – but it has definitely gained momentum since the publication of the United Nations’ State of the World Population 2011 report, which stated that the global population is expected to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to 9.3 billion by 2050 and as high as 15 billion by 2100.
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