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A fragment of an idea.

If the city is now cityOS - a networked urban environment - how might it be possible to “crash” the city?

the city is my homescreen

Example ways to crash the city:

  • Call 15 ubers/lyfts to the same location at the same time. Could you freeze a city block with traffic on demand?
  • Hiring taskrabbits to “jam” a subway station by carrying large items through it
  • Create a fake giveaway to swarm a place (e.g. hamilton ticket giveaway)

If the city is now cityOS then “bugs” in the system can “crash” the city.

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