31 Jan The controversy over Google’s futuristic plans for Toronto.
Original article via The Star. Click here to read.
Sidewalk Labs, a Google company aiming to branch out into city planning, has come up with a futuristic vision for a chunk of the lakefront in Canada’s biggest city.
The plan for Quayside, a data-oriented high-tech neighbourhood in the city’s east end, has attracted a lot of attention because it seems to be “a built-form version of Facebook,” in the words of urban affairs expert John Lorinc.
But the proposed project’s risks go far beyond Google’s data collection and data use.