World : Expo 2020 Dubai Is A Blueprint For The Smart City Of The Future

"The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it." These words of Mark Weiser, the influential godfather of ubiquitous computing, opened his remarkably prescient work The Computer for the 21st Century in 1991. Some 29 years after its publication, and 20 years after his death, Weiser's vision might be approaching its most audacious realization, in the United Arab Emirates.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), and aims to celebrate human brilliance and achievement under the theme of "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future." From the glitzy "One Year to Go" launch extravaganza with Mariah Carey and Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi, to the logistical marvels being performed on the Expo site, the production values of Expo 2020 are high-end.


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Smart Grid Bulletin June 2020

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