A selection of articles on tech and hajj/umrah:
"As the pilgrims flocked to Makkah, they were on a date with the latest tech-reinforced projects, especially at the security control center at the city’s Shimisi entrance, which is supervised by the Royal Commission for the Development of Makkah City and the Holy Sites."
There's a thesis to be written about the implications of hajj/umrah robotic tech. I'd be interested to supervise it!
Also relevant in this zone of interest:
"Even today, the pilgrimage continues to shape the evolution of Makkah’s transport infrastructure and its growing urban layout. As the Hajj 2021 season approached, new roads and tunnels featuring the latest traffic-control technology were under construction to cater for the expected influx of visitors."
"Online sellers have adopted the latest marketing techniques for sacrifices, with market traders this year offering a selection of sheep, cattle and goats to customers via Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram."