“Instant City”. “Miracle City”. “Factory of the world”. In the last four decades, Shenzhen has earned many labels. Old definitions, however, can hardly grasp the future prospects of this metropolis. Few other places on the planet have been able to attain a similarly fine-grained integration of new technologies with their urban fabric. In light of this experimentation, Shenzhen stands out as one of the sites where it is possible to explore the impact of an “Eyes of the City” scenario on the built environment at its most advanced stage. It is the world’s urban lab.