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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?

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