the next industrial evolution is rust-free

Once were farmers those you would look for to buy their products. Later you started looking for industrial products instead. You are now beginning to look for a digital layer, that like a plastic wrap contains and alienates the farmer and the industry altogether. 

The metalsmith was once sought after for his unique craftsmanship and experience. Later the carmaker was valued by the design and reliability of its products, thus the metal craftsmanship became soon irrelevant. Finally we now look for a ride with Lyft, and we couldn’t care less for the car’s brand. 

Town cryers gave way to newspapers that finally feed twitter. Lenders evolved into banks that finally stand behind PayPal. Weather stations you would hang at home and wonder at their elegance give way to an app. Encyclopedias aren’t anymore a must in everyone’s shelves but a backbone of Wikipedia. Even shelves may disappear one day for good or for evil. 

More on this by the hand of MIT’s Andrew McAfee

a history of the end of the world in one blog post

(Cheers to Julian Barnes)

the world is an arch carrying all lifestock (woodworms) around the oceans. For ages woodworms have fed in the arch, at once source and sustain of life. Science and Technology boosted their numbers to a point were the structural integrity of the arch started to be compromised. Yet this process of accelerated consumption was not seen by most of the maggots.

Here we have two overseer-maggots in the upper deck. They are suntaned and healty with an unapologethic idiotic smile in their faces:

– Boss, I have read in the news that the hull lands under the waterline are drawning. Scientists say that the hull is receding to water faster and faster.

– Have you seen water around here? those are fake news: A conspiracy of scientists and journalists meant to divert our attention from the important matters: namely to keep all maggots fed and happy like in the old good days, and hence myself as boss.

A few miles further, irretrievably, the arch sunk leaving a despondent trail of death. The basin of the ocean bearing evidence that something called woodworms ever existed, evolved, and self-anihilated in an explosion of gluttony.