It was a sunny, slightly dreamy morning within the heart of Silicon Valley, and I was sitting in the passenger seat of what appeared like a wonderfully peculiar new automotive. There was something unusually Apple-like about it, though. There was no mistaking the apps organized throughout the console display screen, nor the deadpan voice of Apple’s virtual assistant, who, as backseat drivers go, was pretty helpful. Summoned via a button on the steering wheel and requested to find sushi close by, Siri learn off the names of some restaurants in the area, waited for me to select one, and then confirmed the way in which on a map that appeared on the display.
Much of the rhetoric on the time would sound very acquainted to urbanists right this moment. (There’s no conceivable future for a circle of suburbs from which the central city has rotted away.”) A lot has modified … Read More