Data visualization: Extinction timeline

The author of this timeline of extinction from 1950 to 2050 – the dates for “things” after which their existence has become insignificant – says himself that it should not be taken too seriously.

It ranges from WW1 to Ugliness and includes “Getting lost” (between 2010-2020), work free weekends or Paris Hilton (both around 2025), retirement (between 2010-2020), the Maldives, Microsoft and many more.

Good for a rainy day and some smiles…

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Richard Wilson, the Australian author of this timeline has also written a book with the title “Future Files: A history of the next 50 years”:

…Future Files is a new book filled with provocative forecasts about how the world might change in the next half century. It examines emerging trends and developments in society, technology, economy, and business, and makes educated speculations as to where they might take us…

We have just started with the first chapter and come back with more once we are finished reading…

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