Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Possible Future Directions

Technological innovations of various kinds have made short production runs of many items economical for some time now. For example, you can place an order for a single copy of a book to be printed. Presumably this trend will continue.

Here's a video that mentions a few related trends that will inevitably result in occupations for some people—evanescent though those jobs may prove to be. Think open source hardware, solid printing, and so on.

Note, incidentally, that this is an example of an Ignite presentation. On 27 November there will be an evening of them in Waterloo, Ontario.