Smart City Digitalization
The wave of digitalization is unstoppable in all types of industry, including medicine, finance, commodity, telecommunication, insurance, and manufacture. Naturally, an advanced urban city would be highly motivated to partake in this wave of digitalization.
Digital twin, also known as device shadow or device twin, is a technology that functions through IoT devices, sensing systems, and telecommunication technology. The goal is to create digital representations of reality, helping people control the real-time state of IoT devices in a more effective manner.
Since 2017, Gartner, a global IT research and advisory firm, has named digital twin as the top 10 technology strategies. In plain terms, digital twin’s ethos is to construct a simulated world, in which the twin would be able to show the myriad of real-world responses or scenarios.
Digital twin encompasses many technologies like 5G, IoT, AI, AR, and VR, and is applicable to many industries like infrastructure, transportation, precision medicine, caretaking, sales, manufacture, circular economy, and green energy. Given its wide applications, digital twin can pinpoint different industry’s pain point and offer innovative solutions, create a new ecosystem of digital economy, and facilitate regional employment.