Citizens:Informant Google has developed a program for reconnoitering neighboring city-states
called "Street View." Look up any city and click on the highlighted streets to see what it looked like when the imaging truck rolled through town. The dossier of surveilled cities is currently limited to our largest neighbors, but in time we will extend our sight into every corner of this land.
An unintended side effect could be the prefiguration of these cityscapes (issue explored further in Walker Percy's white paper "The Loss of the Creature"
). But no matter. We must keep tabs on our neighbors for the foreseeable future to ensure the revolution may continue apace.