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What The Matrix got wrong about cities of the future

13 mins | Dec 23, 2021
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And how it raises fundamental questions about the present. Where the franchise foresaw a distinction between digital and physical reality, modern cities are merging them, not necessarily in a good way. As a new sequel hits theatres worldwide, Nicholas de Monchaux explores what happens as cities' physical space and virtual space, which operate with very different norms of privacy, autonomy, and infrastructure, are overlaid on one another.
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