It's funny how even now, in the 21st century, the term ‘smart technology' still immediately leads people to think of artificial intelligence, imaginations jumping straight into a dystopian world gone to seed with humans hoisted by their own petard. However, there's no doubt that tech advancements are going to be an increasing part of daily life, as smart tech, data analytics and urban development now go hand in hand. We looked at Toronto, where Google has plans to create a Smart City, and Seattle with its municipal office specifically implementing smart technologies. What will it take for Hong Kong to also reach new levels of digitisation?
We also looked closer to home at Bangkok's new Chao Phraya Estate, an expansive development with two world-class hotels and a Four Seasons Private Residences tower that epitomises luxury waterfront living. Find out more about this prime address on the banks of the Chao Phraya River on page 28.