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obsolescent

(ŏb′sə-lĕs′ənt)
adj.
Biology Becoming reduced during the course of evolution; vestigial or nearly vestigial. Used of an organ or other part of an organism.

ob′so·les′cence n.
ob′so·les′cent·ly adv.
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"I think, therefore I am" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] has been obsolesced by "I touch, therefore I am" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
EM: Digital media have not obsolesced the human body: that condition has reigned since the first electric media appeared.
For example, he was one of the first to identify the fact that assembly line production was being obsolesced by electronic technologies, in works such as The Future of Industrial Man (1942), and Landmarks of Tomorrow (1959).
reversal (4), fir example, can be thought of as an obsolescence (2) of the intensification (1), andlor a retrieval (3) of the obsolesced (2).
Traditional authority: corresponds with orality (obsolesced by print media).
Obsolescence, in short, ensures total acceptance and even wider use." (5) This line seems to suggest that when something is obsolesced, it withdraws into the hidden ground, and becomes a strand of invisible force that is perhaps even more deadly since it is unperceived.
"I am holding on to my cassette tapes, but these clearly are being obsolesced by the 'record industry' as well."