Fortune Telling Song of the Day: “Fortune Faded” by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
After a crappy week, we love the fun of participating in YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday’s. This week’s definitely no exception–crappy week overload, actually. But, let’s put that aside and discuss this week’s topic:
Assuming we make it through the 2012 apocalypse, what do you imagine the publishing world will look like 100 years from now?
100 years from now we’d like to think that book publishing would still exist. And because of this wish, we see publishing going in the direction of one of the following two options:
1.) Humans have lost ALL desire to read books. The select few (hopefully our ancestors and the ancestors of our bloggy friends who love to read/write) will preserve special hard copies of books and collect the rare ones that are still printed. The others (you know the people who DON’T read and write)will refuse to read books. Books will be transcribed into two hour movies or a collection of quick images.
2.) Books are now programmed into tiny computer chips lodged in our brains. The chips will be implanted and we will have to plug ourselves into a digital library to download the books that we want. The books will then “play” in our brains and we will see images and the text through our new mega brain power.
Hmmm, # 2 sounds pretty awesome actually. What do you all think publishing will be like 100 years from now??