Whatever you might think of how we all will publish and consume news and information in the coming years, and whether something like EPIC could evolve or not, the original 8-minute Flash movie made last November by Robin Sloan and Matt Thompson made for compelling viewing.
What is EPIC? Told like a mini-documentary looking back from the year 2014, it's about a future where the means of publishing and consuming news and information is owned by the many, not the few, facilitated by technology that exists already and which is evolving very rapidly (Google and Amazon are the primary drivers, according to EPIC). It's about personal choices and the means with which anyone will be able to tell anyone else about anything. Jemima Kiss at Journalism.co.uk wrote a pretty good review of it last week.
There's now an updated version of the EPIC story, told from the year 2015, with an additional 2 minutes or so plus some updating of the existing content (it didn't include anything about iPods or podcasting, for instance - indicating how fast things are developing, as you'd see if you compare the update with the original).
Quite a different - and more compelling - conclusion than the original.
No more commentary - just go and watch it!
(Hat tip: Jeff Jarvis)