Extinction Timeline – 2009 Update

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A year or two ago (I can’t remember) I did an extinction timeline looking at familiar things that were set to disappear in the future. The word extinction referred to general rarity rather than total disappearance. Anyway, here’s a 2009 update. Items marked * are expected to come back fairly soon. Note that the original map was created in conjunction with Ross and Jess over a long Christmas lunch.

The list as it currently stands is as follows:

Not being worried
Flaunting it
Low interest rates
Easy credit
Low inflation
Paper fortunes
Minimalism
Hedge funds*
Visionary CEOs (replaced by CFOs)
Printing photographs
Extravagance
Largesse
Budget surpluses
Excess
Privacy
Confidence
Jump suits
Joe Strummer (the Clash — RIP)
$150 oil*
Neocons
Business trips*
Global growth*
Throwing things away*
Kazza
Masstigue
Email newsletters
Dubai*
Silly job titles
Normal weather
Globalisation
Woolworth’s (UK retailer)
Paper bills
Typists
Organic food
Luxury goods*
Guy Ritchie (ex Mr Madonna)
Fred Goodwin (ex CEO of RBS)
The planet Pluto (no longer classified as a planet)
Iceland* (the country)
Ice
Lehman’s
Arthur C. Clarke (RIP)
Fannie May
George W
Profits*
Landline telephones
CDs
Free play (for kids)
Ugg boots
Freddie Mac
Outliers
Purple
Buying things* (we now prefer to rent)
Jets (private)
Free stuff
No-fault accidents
Grazed knees
Crocs
Robotic pets

The link to the map is…also clickable in comments:
http://nowandnext.com/downloads/extinction-timeline-2009-update.jpg

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