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Images instead of text

Information in a text format all but disappears, giving way to its visual embodiment. First, newspapers went out of business, having, predictably, lost the battle with the Internet. They have disappeared in developed countries. Books are going to face the same fate soon. People’s ability to perceive textual information worsens: electronic gadgets have taught them to visualise, which is easier for comprehension. Educational programs are based on visual information, which makes them more primitive and shallow. An in-depth education on the basis of textual information has become a rarity, available only to the rich - it has strengthened the stratification of society according to education and intellect.

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Henrique B. Martins Oh god please no, reading is atemporal 31 Oct 2019
Supersmashgaming Just because we are advancing dose not means we won't need text anymore, but I do feel like they may be used less. 21 Sep 2019
Lukeson Gaming i don't think this will make things easier, we will not be able to know all the details on what something is. 06 May 2019
Marriette Deckard I agree with Owen Shaughnessy on this one. Language requires both verbal and written functions to operate well. Even oral languages have written versions of them that might involve abstract pictograms, symbolic representations of objects that are written and encompass a deeper meaning. Further computer languages are all text based and require textual commands to operate. Therefore you need written languages to create more of these systems. Media even on the Internet is still text based and that is not likely to disappear anytime soon. It seems more plausible something like this will happen when AI goes sentient and computers can program themselves and even then it will take more than a few decades for books to disappear. We have had books for thousands of years going as far back as the middle stone age, they aren't going to disappear anytime soon even if we have a purely visual world. 30 Mar 2019
Owen Shaughnessy Meh, I don't think so. You need to be able to read and write to be able to create more of these systems. If anything, the education system is going to heavily emphasize text based learning. I can't type pictures. I type with letters. Letters make words. Words make sentences. If I can phrase it easily like that, I think we'd still be able to understand what it is in the future. 22 Mar 2019
Codo Fleckins While having something represented visually is easier to perceive , the ability of a person to speak will slowly deteriorate. 06 Feb 2019
potato and abandone the 3000 year inventon that makes us modern humans??? 06 Feb 2019
Alex Joseph Lau Numbers are still going to stick around. They are important. Navigating through devices requires a mixture of symbols, pictures and texts as well. So texts are here to stay. 06 Feb 2019