Thursday, June 18


I bumped into a very interesting blog. It is filled with future predictions from the past. Really interesting to read how people expected the future to be in the past. For the most part they were quite wrong. Both in underestimating and overestimating progress. But one entry I read I thought was really great. I got the (slightly changed) quote below from here, which is from predictions made in 1893. The commentator of Paleo-Future suggested to replace the word book with blog, so I did :)

Every person of fairly good education and of restless mind writes a blog. As a rule, it is a superficial blog, but it swells the bulk and it indicated the cerebral unrest that is trying to express itself. We have arrived at a condition in which more blogs are printed than the world can read. This is true not only of blogs that are not worth reading, but it is true of the blogs that are. All this I take to be the result of an intellectual affranchisement that is new, and of a dissemination of knowledge instead of concentration of culture. Everybody wants to say something. But it is slowly growing upon the world that everybody has not got something to say. Therefore one may even at this moment detect the causes which will produce reaction. In 100 years there will not be so many blogs printed, but there will be more said. That seems to me to be inevitable.

I am so glad I did my part to prove it.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure I agree with that last statement in the citation.
    It depends heavily on the premise that humanity will develop a discerning nature and listen to what is worthy or failing that the truth. Rather than what is popular / what they want to hear which is what the people by and large go for today and have been doing for 2000 odd years.

    Good stuff though :-)