Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What's in a Name?

We are living in an interesting time, when the future is advancing at an exponential rate, and when discoveries in long ago history, and in long-ago composed music (e.g. Hans Gal) are doing the same. For instance, Apple i-phone 5 is now a reality, and with the help of computers, the world's biggest language group, Indo-European, has been shown to have originated in Anatolia, Turkey. Even more startling discoveries in genes and DNA show that Scottish folk have their origins not in Scotland but in various geographical regions well to the south, like France, Arabia etc.
So we finally come to predicting the future of names. Judging by bloggers and their kin, we will no longer have Christian or Surnames in the future, but names more akin to passwords. It started with R2D2, and continues through acronyms, ending up with passwords ( which also include numbers. )
In Memory of "Bo"

Early  Photo of "Bo" ( My daughter Deborah's dog), who died last week of old age and a bad heart.
A recent art exhibition in Milan was called TDM5, for example. You could also check out KDP450 whilst you are about it.
 Maybe your great-great-grandchild will be called AmJkT658s who knows? Maybe they will have even 22 digits because there will be so many people around by then? It's all in the name of Security you know!


Katherine Edison said...

Hi Hanne and Michael,
I've enjoyed looking over some of your blog postings. I find that names are so much more interesting than when I was a child. No too many Stacy's and Tommy's. I don't know anyone called by a number yet, but one never knows what the future will bring!

Bo had a sweet face. I'm sorry for your loss.

Best wishes,

Michael and Hanne said...

Yes! your fellow smugger is KDP450!