Connectivity 2040: On the way to Smart City

The future of the city is networked: An excerpt from the study commissioned the Future Institute for Darmstadt HEAG.

The digital dynamic has generated a dynamic more and more social - especially in cities. Because in the 21st century information society network devices fulfill important social functions: they become everyday companions and form the basis of new networks and consumer habits. 

 Broadband communication infrastructure is therefore an important lifeline for the city of the future. It is the technical basis for networking, growth and progress in the knowledge society and opens up the future completely new fields of application. In the coming decades, we will see together a service-based network innovation cycle. By semantic binding data are us "digital agents" remove many unwanted, tedious and complex tasks.Connectivity: Networking the world is progressing
Were initially paired at the beginning of the age line different computers painstakingly to each other, were able to develop the Internet for the World Wide Web - the first major paradigm shift - texts and individual pages are linked to To each other. Meanwhile brings about another paradigm shift of development massively ahead: Networking between people. This process takes place both physically by expanding data and information are increasingly an individual's basic need networks and the proliferation of fixed and mobile devices rather than in the form of social media 2.0 Web: collective projects Such as Wikipedia, blogs and microblogs (for example, Twitter) to content communities (YouTube) and social networks like Facebook. Also online games and virtual social worlds are among them.
The Internet is not only becoming more natural, it is particularly pervasive. In a 24/7 hypermobile society more and more people want to everywhere and around the access of the clock to the Internet. To have at all times, high-speed access everywhere for emails, data and information is the basis of success in a global business world. But for the basic individual needs of many people who no longer want to live without feeling, always and everywhere to be accessible and to have permanent connection to their networks.The Gap Digital Farm
While the digital divide can be dramatically reduced by the exponential development of technologies and the consequent reduction in cost, the challenges remain significant due to the increasing demand for bandwidth for telecommunications carriers and network operators.
In Darmstadt the task of the future is particularly to enable all social classes and groups to have equal access to the basic resources of the knowledge society. The expansion of the network will be greatly diminished succeed in the years to come. If in 2040 almost the entire population of Germany online, and each of the 5.8 million citizens and Hessians 155,000 Darmstadt at any time, access anywhere on the Internet will have long.Stronger distribution, greater acceptance
In addition, by the beginning of 2020, the majority of households will be provided with a broadband connection of 100 megabits in Darmstadt. With an extensive outreach network communication initiative come as the HSE Medianet requirements in order to legal the European Union and its digital agenda previously. In addition, the introduction of LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology will revolutionize the successor of UMTS in the coming years, the mobile Internet. The new standard speeds of mobile telephony can be achieved by radio masts for the first time that were previously only possible in their own homes.
The elderly show advanced, presumed to be a long time. In the coming years, the adoption of Internet applications, new media and digital The future of tomorrow's new media is a matter of course to use the services in the 60plus Generation quickly. Your surfing habits adapt more and more to the air of the general time. The elderly of tomorrow are naturally dealing with the media, devices and tools they have accompanied a large part of their lives. Smartphones, applications, social networks, mobile applications online, all this will be in 2040 even for the 80- and 90-year-olds is an integral part of their daily lives.Smart City: The City in the Cloud
The exponential increase in computing capacity, combined with the massive expansion of cloud computing in 2040 to fully