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It’s been 31 years since the birth of the World Wide Web. Within the two to three years that followed, the mass adoption of the Internet started to occur. And in the past three decades, the world has experienced significant changes in finding and consuming information and entertainment and purchasing/delivering of goods, all thanks to the Internet. But, the physical locations of how people live and how they commute have fundamentally stayed the same. Some may argue that the Internet accelerated the migration towards downtowns and urban centers, with cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, and New York becoming major tech hubs. However, Covid-19 and its forced work-from-home experiment may have permanently changed the future of cities as the epicenters of the economy.

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