The article mainly talks about the world of CyberCities. It describes a city that is filled with networks and telecommunication that counters urban isolation. The modern, disciplinary societies are replaced by numerical one. Yet it also makes people lose their humanity and become indifferent. It really horrifies me that the world will end up as a continuum, or a utopia, where emotionless machines work day after day with high efficiency.
Also, the article also describes a city of artifice, that artifice can become a “spot of time”. As said in the article, in the 60s of Las Vegas, the architecture simply duplicated the commercial artifice, yet in the 70s and 80s, the spaces were ” structured as if a labyrinthine network were thrown over their surface.” It’s interesting to witness the chronological change in the city by only seeing the change in artifice.
— Li Yuelin, 3035948093