Comic: The Fortune 500 in the Year 2030

DOGHOUSEDIARIES created this humorous glimpse into what the Fortune 500 company list will look like 18 years from now, in the year 2030. We see that “Undo Instagram Filters Inc.” leads the pack with $2.88 trillion in annual revenue.

It’s obviously satirical, but it does cause you to think… What is the world going to do with the unfathomably large pile of filtered photos if/when the fake retro look goes out of style?

A staggering 4 billion photographs have been uploaded so far to the 22-month-old photo sharing service, which averages to about 70 photos shared every single second over that period.

Many, if not most, of those photos have retro filters permanently applied to the images, meaning the original JPG versions were discarded and are lost forever.

Is the Instagram retro look going to be one of the defining styles of this era’s photography? Will future generations look back fondly on the aesthetic, just as we look back on the daguerreotype, or will they be shaking their heads and tsking.

Instagram reversal apps are already starting to emerge, so perhaps a company dedicated to reversing Instagram filters isn’t too farfetched or too far off.

(via DOGHOUSEDIARIES via Laughing Squid)

  • 234222

    i tell you something… it is already out of style.. only the wannabe artist have not noticed yet.

  • Roy

    Who decides what’s in our out of style and why should anyone care if they happen to like a certain look?

    Frankly, I’m baffled as to why so many get their panties in a bunch over other people’s preferences and apparently feel the need to get derisive over whatever doesn’t suit their view of the world.

  • Sam

    I like the revenue/profits of the apple lawyers. Suits them well!