Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Post-Human Future

Kevin Kelly has an interesting review of geologist Jan Zalasiewicz's new book on what traces of humans will remain on Earth 100m years from now.

The short answer: not much, and it'll look totally different from what it does today. Geological time wreaks tremendous transformation on minerals at an atomic level, and no one really knows how, say, an iPhone might fossilize.

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