“[The circuited city of the future] will be an information megalopolis. What remains of the configuration of former “cities” will be very much like World’s Fairs—places in which to show off new technology, not places of work or residence. They will be preserved, museumlike, as living monuments to the railway era. If we were to dispose of the city now, future societies would reconstruct them, like so-many Williamsburgs.”

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Address at Vision 65” , p. 13