Compassionate Obsolescence: Considering the Residue of Men

(TRIZ theory of invention says that the problem that any invention is trying to solve will eventually become irrelevant. For example, developing a better tire is useless in a society that has mastered the technology of teleportation. Include the concept that we must stay current/relevant, within a range of up-to-dateness, in order to survive. The "ark" of the )