During a press conference at CES 2020 (where else?), Toyota announced plans to build a tech-topia at the base of Mount Fuji.
Woven City will be a “living laboratory” for Toyota and other companies — it’s open to partnerships — to test innovations.
Actually, yes. Homes will come with robots that handle basic household tasks. Other Woven City highlights include:
Toyota plans to break ground in 2021 and expects about 2k residents — mostly Toyota employees and their families.
You’re in luck. Google subsidiary Sidewalk Labs plans to build a smart city in an underused area of Toronto. Some vital deets:
It’s worth noting that, historically, company towns have been problematic.
During the Industrial Revolution, coal companies established communities that basically ensured they owned everyone’s a**. It might be true that every cloud has a silver lining, but there might be something else lurking behind THE cloud.