That approximates the vision of , an MIT professor of architecture and media arts. He predicts that the next great boom will come from rebuilding intelligent, with ubiquitous networking technology. The effect "will allow cities to respond like intelligent organisms to dynamic changes in the needs of their inhabitants."
"As with the Internet, the revolution will not result from a single technology, but from the timely convergence of multiple streams of technological development," Mitchell said.
Shown here is a , a concept being developed under MIT's Smart Cities program, which Mitchell oversees.
June 3, 2008 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: MIT/Susan Dove/CNET Networks
| Caption by: Stefanie Olsen
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