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It seems crazy today that the public infrastructure to support our data-hogging smartphones, tablets and laptops is so limited. That’s why Douglas Coupland created the V-Pole. Think of it as a smart street light equipped with an LED light bulb and capable of providing Wi-Fi, improving cellphone service and charging electric cars. It would even feature a touchscreen where people could pay for parking or stop and get directions. V-Pole stands for “Vancouver pole,” as it’s currently being considered by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Why would Robertson invest thousands of dollars per V-Pole when Vancouver already has street lights? (via Street Light of the Future Would Provide Wi-Fi, Cell Coverage and More | Techland | TIME.com)

It seems crazy today that the public infrastructure to support our data-hogging smartphones, tablets and laptops is so limited. That’s why Douglas Coupland created the V-Pole. Think of it as a smart street light equipped with an LED light bulb and capable of providing Wi-Fi, improving cellphone service and charging electric cars. It would even feature a touchscreen where people could pay for parking or stop and get directions. V-Pole stands for “Vancouver pole,” as it’s currently being considered by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Why would Robertson invest thousands of dollars per V-Pole when Vancouver already has street lights? (via Street Light of the Future Would Provide Wi-Fi, Cell Coverage and More | Techland | TIME.com)

Source TIME