The long term future of discourse...greater than the sum of its parts [Book 1]

Cribbing from The Future Of The Book to reinforce what we're already doing.

From The Future of The Book:

Snapchat which is being adopted quickly by the generation that has grown up with Facebook indicates an historic shift, the upending of preservation as the core issue of future media. The long-term future of discourse will not be dea. intellectual output will flow like streams into rivers. the whole will be much greater than the sum of its parts.

For anyone interested in this subject, I would also recommend David Gelernter's article in Wired this week. I don't agree with Gelernter on a lot of things, but in terms of a shift from space-based to time-based reality i think he's been right on this since he first put it forward in the 90s. The implication is that the long-term future of discourse is not to be divided and frozen into archival versions; rather intellectual output will flow like streams into rivers and the whole will be much greater than the sum of its parts.

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