New York Times: The Pandemic and the Future City

New York Times: The Pandemic and the Future City. “In 1957 Isaac Asimov published ‘The Naked Sun,’ a science-fiction novel about a society in which people live on isolated estates, their needs provided by robots and they interact only by video. The plot hinges on the way this lack of face-to-face contact stunts and warps their personalities. After a year in which those of us who could worked from home — albeit served by less fortunate humans rather than robots — that sounds about right. But how will we live once the pandemic subsides?”

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