New York Times title New York City is the only city where the internet can’t work as well as it does in the future article New Yorkers aren’t buying the idea that they will be left behind as technology improves.
But as they continue to adapt to the pace of change, they may not be the first ones to notice.
As tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon increasingly connect with citizens on mobile devices, the New York tech world is now seeing a growing awareness that a lack of connectivity is hurting the quality of life in cities.
And the disconnect between how people live and what they’re seeing on the internet is causing frustration and anxiety.
While technology companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook are trying to address these concerns with new services, others are pushing for more regulation to make sure the internet remains a safe place for all.
New York, for instance, has a cap on the amount of data a business can collect from its customers and has been one of the largest Internet hubs in the country.
But as technology continues to evolve and change, New York may soon find itself facing a new era of connectivity.
For more on the intersection of technology and the city, check out The New York Post, The New Yorker, and the New Republic.