Who knows?Originally Posted by Gabriel
News on TV are fast, but they haven't replaced newspapers. I think any new invent has advantages and disadvantages. For example, not many people watch the TV news in a bench park because it isn't practical. When the airplaine was invented, many people tought these machines would replace cars. Of course airplanes are faster and can fly over the oceans, but cars are cheaper and they are faster for short travels.
The only way an invent can be replaced totally by a new one, is that the new invent had all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of the first one. Think about cassettes and CDs: definetively I can't find a reason to use cassettes instead of CDs.
What about if in the future somebody invents a screen with the appearance of a book. I mean, a kind of book with screens imitating covers and pages. Then, we could choose a novel or a scientific report, depending on the memory of the electronic device. Many books in one! It would be good for the environment! May be it's fantastic, but airplanes, robots and space ships were fantasy only a century ago.