An average day on the planet Earth comprises a lot of activities, and many of those are about to change.

Some 7 billion people wake up every morning to start a new day and 450,000 of the newly awakened are more than 100 years old . These experienced individuals have an incredible knowledge of change and have witnessed modern society take shape. They have seen horse-drawn carriages disappear in favor of cars, and steam trains vanish in favor of high-speed electric trains. They have seen the smoke from White Star ocean liners dissipate and contrails from intercontinental jets appear; telegraphs stations becoming out of date and the internet coming alive in their hands. Read the rest of the text at the Networked Society blog.