“For time and the world do not stand still. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” –John F. Kennedy
We are all thinking about the future, and trying to see through the haze of the crystal ball that will predict the future of our industry. Join us tomorrow as we convene the second get-together of our luminous Futurist Panel for a Futurist Friday conversation.
Our Futurists are already busy tossing around tasty topics they’ll be chewing on in tomorrow’s discussion, such as:
The ebook as a step between the book and the ultimate future of narrative. What is the future of narrative and will the codex always exist as the ebook evolves?
What will happen to stories as tablets and ebook delivery devices continue to evolve? Will they become something else entirely?
Will we even be worried about the “ebook” cannibalizing print in the future, or will it become something so different the comparison will be moot? How will tomorrow’s tablets different from those of today?
What about hypertext fiction and its failure to launch? What can be learned from that failure? Will there be a more successful return of this effort in the future?
What changes now with our current world of (almost) anything media being possible? I there a line between these new (possible) forms and the old forms? Does it ever stop being a book?