Modern Tech Fossils

Modern Tech Fossils

Taryn Williford
May 21, 2009

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Ever wonder what our generation would leave behind for societies thousands of years from now? Well wonder no more. Artist Christopher Locke has projected the future and designed oxymoron-worthy modern fossils...
These are modern fossils. They are made from actual archaic technology that was once cutting-edge. Most of these examples were discovered in the United States, although the various species are represented all over the world. It is sad, but most of these units lived very short lives. Most people attribute the shortened lifespan to aggressive predators or accelerated evolution, but this is not necessarily true. It has been shown recently that the true demise of most of these specimens came from runaway consumerism and wastefulness at the high end of the food chain.

Each "species" of modern fossil is made from a concrete blend and has a Latin name marked on the bottom or back. After a quick PayPal transaction (prices range from around $40 to $100) you can have your very own piece of extinct tech history shipped straight to your door. Check out Christopher Locke's Web site for links to purchase.

There's still five more fossils yet to be revealed, but maybe you can guess what they are by their fictitious scientific names:

  • Hilarofustis Atarium

  • Asportatio Octoamatis

  • Vestigium Octuplicatus

  • Asporatatio Momeneffigia

  • Deferovoculae Cellarius

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