My opinion: All decisions should be run through a lens of “will this action benefit my future self and future generations?” If not, then I think we are wasting our youth, and our children's ability to survive. Climate change or not, why are we actively polluting our seas, rivers, drinking water, or food supply for just another dollar today? If we cannot see eye to eye on this, then one of us is going to have to leave the planet.
Smart Cities of the future are going to take well thought-out neighborhood culture with flexibly adaptable smart homes which require even smarter residents to create wealth independent from the macro whole, and coordinated in a distributed fashion.
Orderly Chaos is a wholly bottom up approach to organizing the engineering in strategic, top down, way. Culture is King, and it takes each and every one of us driving our independent ships in the same general direction. We are an Armada of entrepreneurs. This is my version of the American dream: everyone living their higher selves and not chained to banks and loans taking out more than they provide.