Interesting firms and their place in today’s world.
What’s wondering some of them do not provide real, material product, but virtual like the social network corporations (they create only virtual applications), in some kind of way software development company act in the same way. It is amazing that people want and make money on product which don’t actually exist – gis systems. We have a big places to collect database which can’t be read without using computer so they exist but only in some way, the same we may say about, for example, very old film productions on cellulose tape, but in this case we have got a large difference: to play an old film we kave to have a proper apparatus, but it’s a piece of very easy to construct mechanical tool, in case of current databases we must have software (also advanced technology). In the end we have professions which disappear or even already completely vanished such as shoemaker (this profession is replace by production corporations) or blacksmith (it does exist but just as a artistic business or as a part of high range stables; with racing or pedigree horses), many of them disappear in the future.
Our civilisation is changing, we develop, make and destroy our reality, nobody knows in which way goes the path of humanity, but we have to be aware of the results of our decisions and impact on nature.