Digital ink v Paper
2007 Kindle is launched
2012 In the US, ebooks outsell paper books
2015 ebooks account for 75% of all book sales
Waterstones and WH Smiths go out of business
2017 ebooks account for 99% of all book sales
Paper books are discontinued because they are no longer economically viable to print
2020 The last paper books are removed from all libraries
2021 All books downloaded now contain advertisements before and after each chapter
2022 In an attempt to destroy paper books once and for all, all ebooks are programmed with subliminal images designed to brainwash people into ridding the world of paper books
Mind-programmed ebook readers go on a rampage, ransacking all paper books from charity shops, dousing them in petrol, then setting them alight.
ebooks total victory is secured.
Access to knowledge through books is successfully denied for all poor people
2024 Because of monopoly powers, the prices of ebooks and e-readers sky rockets. Reading is now the pastime of only the wealthy
2025 Mini-book implant technology is launched
2026 Within a year, all ereaders are obsolete. Planet Earth now has a problem of how to get rid of one billion ereaders without destroying the environment