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The Metacity

  1. The Metacity Rob McIntosh, Creative Director -NAWLZ
  2. The modern city is becoming a pointer system, the new URL, for tomorrow’s hybrid digital physical environment. Today's Facebook will be complemented by tomorrow's Placebook. Explosive innovation and adoption of computing, mobile devices, and rich sources of data are changing the cities in which we live, work, and play. It's about us, and how computing in the context of our cities is changing how we live. A digital landscape overlays our physical world and is expanding to offer ever-richer experiences that complement, and in emerging cases, replace the physical experience. In the meta–cities of the future, computing isn't just with us; it surrounds us, and it uses the context of our environment to empower us in more natural, yet powerful ways.
  3. the city is the new computer
  4. the city is the platform, the network, the sensors, and the interface
  5. The city has become layered.
  6. Mobility Options Food & ATM Locations Traffic Data From Space Friend Location the city becomes the platform Architecture & Interiors Me & You City History Social Geotags City Mass Transit Air & Sea Transit
  7. an interfaced MetaCity: the city platform that provides a picture of any situation, anywhere, And we will enjoy, without the burden of it’s machinery. a freedom paradigm.
  8. everyone, everything, and everywhere becomes part of the city interface
  9. a shared infrastructure private infrastructure personal systems public infrastructure
  10. the city becomes an extension of our senses.
  11. we are the computer.
  12. it creates: knowledge connections meaning new freedoms a public luxury
  13. frog is imagining how that feels
  14. Today Brompton 1910 Me
  15. the city is the new computer

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