Will any book written during the past 60 years become a famous classic that will always be reprinted, like the ones we know from the 1900's? (Anna Karenina & co, for comparison.) Suggestions for candidates, anyone?
What habits are not (well) documented (enough) and hence will leave future generations long ahead clueless about why we did certain stuff, or even more interesting, what is so natural to us right now but will go missing in the history and no one will know we did those very things?
How would a world without patent look like, when we could use each other's inventions freely? I think what we call "development" would then speed up even more and reach fantastic, new heights.