Thoughts from the CEO – The future of cities, governance and empowered citizens
At Citibeats, because we’re dealing in the world of AI and groundbreaking technology, we’re surrounded by a lot of facts, numbers and data. And while these are all extremely important and essential components of our mission, we believe that it’s extremely important to harness data for development and inclusion —as a critical cross-sectoral urban issue for the next decade and beyond.
We work daily with the vision of envisioning the future of cities, governance and empowered citizens in an ideal future –beyond the facts and figures. What “utopia” does our collective imagination conjure? We’re in alignment with some of the most progressive and, in our opinion, most brilliant thinkers and innovators of our time.
What does a world of abundance look like?
Another radical concept growing in popularity in Europe and certain academic circles is the “degrowth movement” and the concept of a “guaranteed universal income.” With this system, all citizens have the right to an unconditional and automatic income that’s sufficient enough to cover basic living costs. As part of the degrowth movement, people, in general, would need less stuff – and with a guaranteed basic income and an increase in free public services – people won’t need to make as much money.