Finding out which things to throw out

I’m moving to another country. While cleaning out I was surprised to find out how many things I own that I don’t need.

It reminded me of Bruce Sterling’s keynote on Reboot last year, so I listened to it again.¬†As I listened to it in my new context I was impressed by how much sense it makes. So I decided to make it into a flow chart, one made of conveyor belts and cardboard boxes.

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Of course Sterling isn’t the only one who’s had things to say about not having things. It feels like the whole world is moving its stuff out of the physical world and into the cloud.

A GPS bagpack that steers its human

An airport that loads passengers like human cargo

A self-driving office chair

A VR game that navigates you to a real place

A projector drone that follows its user