Future History of the Media
The Museum of Media History has recently produced a short film which charts the evolution of media from 1984 up until 2014, the date the history was supposedly written. It chronicles the changes we’ve seen to date plus future changes, including the merger of Google and Amazon to form “EPIC”, the Evolving Personal Information Construct. EPIC will be able to connect, filter and prioritize information for every media consumer on the planet, using a single source of media content that contains everything that anyone could possibly ever want to know about. Are you ready for the future?
[Update 2021] While this is an amusing forecast chronology, it’s important to remember that everything in this video from 2006 forward was only conjecture based on 2006 information. It’s amusing now to compare to what actually happened from 2006 forward.