Abundant, Crowdsourced Infrastructure

Maker World - Submitted by Greg Richardson on Aug 15 2013

Much of Rome's civic and digital infrastructure will be crowdsourced. Fiber optic and wireless networks will be financed and built based on the actual, aggregated demand of citizens and businesses. Scarcity-based, monopolistic pricing will dissapear and make way for abundant services that encourage innovation.

Consumers of electricity will become producers through new solar technologies, smart grid and solar financing approaches (e.g. Solar Mosaic). New battery technologies will allow for the storage of enough electricity to almost eliminate the need for transmission and distribution grids.

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