Smart nature is possible and it may be the future. I know it sounds a strange term. Yet it may be as well applicable in the end.
On the other hand, smart cities is a very attractive term by many innovators. For years now there is massive interest and investment towards smart cities. However how a system can be smart if it fails to live independent.
Event the smartest cities, now and the future, still depend in many ways on nature for resources. So how we can have smart cities and not smart nature.
Smart city definition
A smart city is an urban area that is technologically advanced. Within these cities, there are machines that collect data called ‘sensors’.
Hence authorities analyze these data and make decisions to manage traffic, power plants, services, water supply, and many others.
Finally, a smart city is all about creating a more efficient city in its resources. Yet there are still many challenges that decision-makers have not to solve.
Introducing smart nature
Since smart cities still rely on natural resources, we may consider making nature smart as well. Yet we remain in cities creating even more problems with pollution.
On the other hand who would like to escape in nature if it is similar to a city. But that should not be the case of smart nature.
On the contrary, electronic devices in nature, in the beginning, are mainly our mobile phones and therefore us. Hence we can feed the system with data while we are traveling or living there.
Therefore the aim might be similar to a smart city. So we are aiming for a more efficient way to use our natural resources. This is very important in nature to control pollution.