Remember them? We were supposed to be driving or flying in one a decade ago. But it turns out that we don't need them at all. With the internet, the need to physically move from one location to another have been reduce significantly. Why drive to work when you can teleconference over Skype. It's no longer about how fast you can get from one place to another but being virtually present in as many location as possible.
Disruptive technologies like the Internet often remind us that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to change the rules both physically and virtually.