What about the city the day after tomorrow, say the year 2000?
I think it will be completely different, in fact it may not even exist at all.
Oh, I’m not thinking of the atom bomb and the “next stone age”…I’m thinking of the incredible break-through made possible in the development of communications.
A world where we can be in instant contact with each other wherever we might be, where we can contact our friends anywhere on earth even if we don’t know their actual physical location.
It will be possible, in that age, perhaps only 50 years from now, for a man to conduct his business from Tahiti or Bali just as well as he could from London.
In fact, if it proves worthwhile, almost any executive skill, any administrative skill, many physical skill, could be made independant on distance.
One day we may have brain surgeons in Edingbourgh operating on patients in New Zeeland.” —Arthur C. Clarke, predicting the future in 1964