In my time running SundayMagazine.org, it’s become increasingly apparent to me and my readers just how few of the most prominent people, places, and things from 100 years ago are still well remembered tgoday.
What does this insight reveal about who and what from this era might still be well remembered 100 years from now?
My prediction: despite how big the biggest people, places, and things seem to us at the moment, almost nothing and nobody lasts 100 years in the public’s consciousness.
Will Trump? Will Obama? Will 9/11? Will today’s technology? What about the biggest movies or songs?
I tackle these questions in my new opinion column for the Daily Beast: “Not Much Passes the 100-Year Test. Will Trump?”