Visiting the American Natural History Museum in New York, I pictured myself in about, let's say 150 years from now, trying to explain my younger family members what nature looked like in 2008. Pointing at the 2-d icons and - without glancing at the list of names corresponding with the numbers - recalling names of the birds that are extinct. I also would explain my memories as a child, making these boxes - a little less professional, but nonetheless beautiful - myself. Wandering around in the forest picking up pieces of flora and fauna that got carefully displayed in a shoe-box sized diorama..
Would this be the future of nature? Looking at diorama lightboxes and trying to compare the numbers of the 2d-icons with the 'real thing' in the box?
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It would be post-history.. https://nextnature.net/?p=541
Interesting. What is we had the technical ability to revive all extinct species that ever inhabited our world? From the Dodo bird to the notorious predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. It would probably be some kind of weird amalgam between Jumanji and Jurrassic parc. With some enimals we are happy that they're extict, with others we are not. Save T-rex!
Of course ;) It's the ultimate museum: putting the old nature in a time capsule where nothing changes. And I think we have proven already that the difference between Fake, Real or the Hyperreal is only a http://www.fakeforreal.com/
=A= then those birds would be, according to Baudrillard, hyperreal. More real than the real thing.
Come on! 2D iconographical look–ups are sooo 20th century :) The way biotechnology is developping; the only thing I can imagine is that in 150 years the extinct birds will be flying around, just as alive as they are today. Reproduced that is... and in controlled reservations.