On the Supposed Future

So I’m reading all these books on technology, the digital revolution, the death of the (printed) book, etc. and I had an amusing mental image of what a hardcore futurist (or skeptic) might envision for our future pursuits and organization of knowledge.  It looked more or less like this:

Personal library/office, twentieth century (ca. 1920)

Personal Library ca 1920

Personal library/office, twenty-first century (ca. 2020)

Personal Library ca 2020

I think my favorite part is the five small boxes of records in the back.

Anyway, I think we can all learn something from this.  Like make sure your office has either bookshelves or electrical outlets.  And ideally both.


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