Originally Posted by SabreKai
The times they are a changing and not for the better. We are living in the end of an era. The new era will not be high tech and pristine clean. It will be nasty and dirty and life as you and I know it is going to get infinitely harder. Enjoy it while you can.
I never get the doom and gloom people. Heck, the Amish have been living low tech for decades and they have a higher happiness index than the rest of us.
But technology will change and adapt with the times and it's really hard to guess where it'll go. Take a look at 3d printing. It's an emergent technology that's about where personal computing was in the late 70's, technology wise. It could easily shatter and revolutionize how manufacturing happens in our world the same way personal computers
have had an impact on business.
20 years ago when I wanted to read a book I'd drive to the mall and hit up Waldenbooks and browse through their small selection of sci-fi and fantasy. Today brick and mortar book stores are a dying breed and I buy and download books
instantly onto my Kindle.
becomes expensive, it'll just be used less and less in our daily lives. You'll be buying
more local foods because they're cheaper, consume digital media, and that replacement door handle you need for your boat? You'll lease
the digital plotting blueprint from some kid in China
and take it down the street to Kinko's 2.0 where it'll be printed out for you on site.