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Gabriel Shalom Thu, Aug 26, 2010
1) While one era of industrial manufacturing may be "over" it can still "continue" insofar as time as we know it is not one continuum but rather multiple simultaneous layers, patches and zones of time.

"The future is already here - it is just unevenly distributed."
– William Gibson

"He used to write me from Africa. He contrasted African time to European time, and also to Asian time. He said that in the 19th century mankind had come to terms with space, and that the great question of the 20th was the coexistence of different concepts of time."
– Chris Marker, Sans Soleil

2) The social object that serves as a mutable carrier of values will seem more and more magical. In the case, for instance, of a smartphone, it will become increasingly multipurpose and therefore transformable by the person controlling it. As this German video about a new smartphone model clearly demonstrates: