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An electric-car race in Brooklyn over the weekend highlighted the future of live entertainment and fan engagement. High-speed data and ubiquitous connectivity are changing everything, including sports.

The event was the 2019 (ticker: ABB) Formula E race, run through the streets of Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood.

In its fifth season, is an all electric, open-wheel racing series with 13 races and 11 teams fielding 2 cars each. Speeds can hit 170 mph, and the electric cars produce sounds more akin to a Star Wars battle scene than a traditional car race.

The race offered spectators and investors a look into the future of

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