What will happen to our cities as technology, especially virtual reality, improves further?
Except for a detour with cars which enabled urban sprawl, new technology tends to help cities become more dense. Skyscrapers let us build up, air conditioning saves us from the heat, electric lights and new materials reduce the chance and impact of fires, pipes bring in water and bring out waste. The list goes on.
Apps and machine learning often work better in cities. More people means more reviews and more data. Games like Pokemon Go work better in cities. The denser the city, the better.
Upcoming technologies like self-driving cars are harder to predict. Will they be more like traditional cars, which enable suburbs, or more like Uber, which further compounds the advantages of living in a city? Hard to tell.