[ExI] the next big thing: was RE: proposed moratorium...
pharos at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 20:52:52 UTC 2009
On 4/17/09, spike wrote:
> So my question is this. What is the next big thing that is analogous to
> these, where almost no one uses it now, but after it makes market
> penetration, to do without it would cause widespread panic or even large
> numbers to perish? What is the next big thing? Is there another big thing
Well, if you let me go back about only ten years, I'd suggest the mobile phone.
Ten years ago, few people used the heavy brick-like mobile phones.
Now they are absolutely indispensable from about age 8 onwards.
People cannot imagine life without their phone.
Any film over ten years old has had the plot ruined by kids saying,
"Why doesn't he just phone for help?".
But I suppose you want something even newer than that? :)
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