The written word will become obsolete by 2050



Patrick Tucker : Author
The growth of Web surfing, Internet video, computer games, texting, and Twitter will lead to a significant global decline in text literacy, according to futurist William Crossman. This trend away from traditional reading, thinking, and research skills is likely to cause a shift toward more visually based media in the coming decades. Younger generations of users will be increasingly inclined to abandon older information technologies, including the written word, as new media are developed.


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