Geographical Conceptualization of Cyberplaces
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Cities are becoming smart and intelligent as technologies for computing and communication are widely spread among people and also integrated into the urban infrastructure to support their activities. Some of these technologies are realized in the forms of desktop and handheld computers, mobile phones, or wearable information devices that empower each individual to behave and communicate efficiently. Some are beginning to be embedded invisibly in physical objects and environments such as home appliances, furniture, offices, buildings, automobiles, highways and stations. They are communicating with each other through collaborative wired or wireless communication networks to respond intelligently to various demands of people (Mitchell, 1999). Such technologies do not just make our life more convenient but also change patterns of our behaviour and activities as well as our conceptions of space and place.
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