Assuming we make it through the 2012 apocalypse, what do you imagine the publishing world will look like 100 years from now?
In a hundred years, I think publishing will still exist even if not exactly like it does now.
A lot can change in 100 years. I mean, look at 1900 vs 2000. Mmmkay, see what I mean? In my opinion, books will still exist, but probably in a different form. If the evolution of music through the years teaches us anything, I think it has showed us the power of electronic media.
First came the ipods, then came the ebooks.
I think our electronic media will continue to move forward. We'll be using more technology for a richer experience. Maybe books will become holographic...words with pictures, so you can see exactly what the author intended.
Or maybe the publishing model will move to a more animated form. Maybe they'll even be whole experiences 100 years into the future. Maybe you won't read a book, but instead you'll walk inside a book and experience the story first hand.
That would be totally cool unless you wound up somewhere full of, ya know, zombies.
What do you think? Where do you see publishing going in the next 100 years?