Timeline Of The Future Predicts Death Of Oil, Microsoft, Middle Class And Spam In 2035

"The future is never a straight, linear extrapolation from the present," says the pitch copy for Richard Watson's book Future Files. Which is why the futurist is selling his book with this timeline of "extinctions" from 1901 to the distant future. For example, did you know that coins will be irrelevant in 2034? And milkmen didn't become insignificant until 2006? There's plenty to mock on this list, but enough sensible predictions to inspire a few sidebars in Wired. Full-size graph below.

Timeline Of The Future Predicts Death Of Oil, Microsoft, Middle Class And Spam In 2035S