It is not surprising that the Woven City launched by Toyota will be a city of mechanized mobility; residents will move, shop and live in automated mobility.

This city will also be likely protected around the clock by sensors and security devices. Unlike its previous occupant, an automobile factory, it is exclusively for consumption. The question is who will pay for it and the answer is clear: inhabitants who are presumably wealthy enough to afford the services.

In fact, Tokyo (or Edo) was a city of consumption, designed for the tycoon and the warlords who lived off the land taxes which ran as high as 50 percent of annual production. Non warlord inhabitants were all providing services of security, commerce, or household chores. In Woven City, in contrast, machines will replace men, who will live off the City providing services that require a human touch, be it medical/nursing care, education or entertainment.