experiments in hypertext thinking
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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