For those who live in the city of Manchester, life may be about to become a whole lot simpler.

Lamp posts, bus stops and park benches will be joining forces with biometric body sensors and other ‘things’ as part of a £10 million government funded project to improve city services for residents.

Developments in technology are sometimes difficult for ‘the man (woman or child) in the street’ or on the renowned ‘Clapham omnibus’ to understand. In this instance, however, Mancunians can look forward to being the smartest kids on the block!