Video as the New Text

I gave a talk in Atlanta last spring featuring some of my “hot things” for tech going forward.

This slide — a bit tongue-in-cheek, but fundamentally serious — tried to slice history into three eras, one pre-dating Gutenberg, one from Gutenberg to now, and one going forward.  The one going forward uses video a lot of places where we use text today.

Not implausible.  But what will go along with text?  I think sometimes the Enlightenment was predicated on following long text arguments rather than “short-form” video.  We’re certainly going to lose our privacy in the coming era.  Will we lose the whole Enlightenment sense of “self” as well?

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