The New Age of Movement, Touch and Sound

Prof. Sandra Sieber discusses the demise of text

12/04/2012

The use of text in communication will fall by the wayside over the next five years, as technology ushers in more use of touch, movement and sound, says IESE Prof. Sandra Sieber of the Department of Information Systems.

Speaking and listening are more natural than writing, she says, so people will gradually stop typing out messages when they have the chance to talk and see each other easily. Children use multitouch screens by age two today, she says, which also suggests that text use will shrink in the future.

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