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 projector drone that follows its user

A fast-food restaurant with exit treadmills

A self-driving recreational vehicle

Buying Kindle books at the physical bookstore

An app that makes your phone worse as you gain weight