The new innovations of today are expected to drastically alter the world of tomorrow.
The New York Times listed self-driving cars, drone deliveries, and other digital technology, and how they will impact urban infrastructure, as examples.
For instance, self-driving shared vehicles are not parked as much, and when they are, they will know exactly where open spaces are. This will clear up the roads and lessen the need for parking spaces, both on the surface level and underneath buildings.
Also, computer-assisted design technology will create eye-catching, unusually shaped buildings, and robots will be able to build and repair underground water, sewage and electrical pipes.
However, it is predicted that the innovations — many of which use sensors, camera, and other tracking devices — will come with a price, including invasions of privacy and restrictions on individual control.