Norbert Streitz, Christine Riedmann-Streitz
Technology is the Answer, but what was the Question? — Cedric Price, architect (1934–2003) Madeira coastline The term smart is becoming ubiquitous and at the same time arbitrary due to an extensive and uncontrolled variety of interpretations and connotations. It no longer serves a purpose of providing distinction and orientation. Everything must be "smart"—smartphones, smart vehicles, smart cities, and now smart islands. Norbert Streitz  calls this implication of technology-driven developments the Smart-Everything Paradigm (SEP). It is characterized by smart artifacts and services based on data collected via an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, monitored and controlled by software…
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