There was recently an absolutely fascinating episode of the podcast 99% Invisible about the development of the concept of jaywalking.
It’s most interesting from a futurist perspective if you think about the kinds of discussions they are having about cars, a technology which was still in its nascent stage and for which there was little precedent.
Listen to this and then imagine what people in the future will think about the discussions we have around the role and legal status of technologies which are new to us now.
We’re the frog in the soup, so we don’t feel the changes and lots of things seem normal; but between 2013 and 2035, as a civilization we’ll be developing and determining the roles of many technologies. Nothing is actually inevitable.