Think of the future city as an increasingly sophisticated living organism. Information flows through its veins. In its simplest form, the Connected City is just a new urban system where everything and everyone is able to communicate in real time, people to people, people to object, and object to object. The subway is connected to the grid in a new way; I am connected to the subway, to my son's school, to my friends, to city government. The real question is how does that impact my life and our lives as citizens? This has yet to be determined. We are planning a session with frog during the New Cities Summit in May called 'Navigating the Meta City' that will explore some of these themes.