Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Clear questions and runnable code
get the best and fastest answer
 
PerlMonks  

Re: Future historians will find that the material characteristic of the current era is...

by jonadab (Parson)
on Nov 04, 2009 at 11:30 UTC ( #804902=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Future historians will find that the material characteristic of the current era is...

I suppose it depends on what materials that we commonly use become less common in the future. Plastic seems obvious at first, but on further consideration I suspect that we've really only just *begun* to use plastic, and it will probably be rather a long time before plastics reach their peak. If so, the current era may end up with some other characterization.

Perhaps the more interesting question: which information formats will future historians associate with our era?

-- 
We're working on a multi-year set of freely redistributable Vacation Bible School materials.


Comment on Re: Future historians will find that the material characteristic of the current era is...

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://804902]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others browsing the Monastery: (10)
As of 2015-07-29 21:07 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (269 votes), past polls