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World's smart cities

Songdo: This South Korean smart city, also known as a ubiquitous city or U-city, has inter-linked information systems. Due for its completion in 2015, Songdo will be home to 65,000 people and 300,000 workers. Every home will have a telepresence system which will help users to control heating and locks.

World's most futuristic cities

A number of international capitals are leaders in using 'smart' technologies--citywide high-speed Internet access, for example--to improve the lives of their citizens. A recent BBC report lists the 10 innovative cities that have leapt most boldly into the future.