When I read about what’s happening in Songdo, South Korea, Starship’s “We Built This City” ran through my head.Â But what’s happening there has less to do with rockÂ and roll and more aboutÂ grid intelligence, major grid intelligence. In a recent article inÂ Business Standard,Â it reportedÂ on how the cityÂ is being examined for its use of telepresence networking technology and becoming possibly the first intelligent city and working prototype for other cities. Using Cisco‘s telepresence technology, the city plans to incorporate more than 20,000 telepresence units in not just its schools and governmental buildings, but its homes as well. It’s one of the first steps we’ve heard of in a real-world application of residential telepresence. For its part, Cisco will collect a servicing fee (on top of the development costs), securing an ongoing piece of the profit pie. Smart for the city and smart for Cisco.