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Extinction Timeline

Ross Dawson states that “the evolution of human society is as much about old things disappearing as new things appearing. This means it is particularly useful to consider everything in our lives that is likely to become extinct.” He then lists what has disappeared in the past…and what will likely disappear in the future (including Microsoft, Google, blogging, copyright, coins). While these types of lists are generally of limited predictive value, they do serve to pause our attention and force reflection.

One Comment

  1. Laura wrote:

    That is a great point. Especially when it comes to the internet. I think making sure you have an education and if you continue to educate yourself, it will give you the best chance in the future.

    Monday, October 15, 2007 at 5:00 pm | Permalink