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E-mail has just about replaced letters and faxes. What do you think will replace e-mail in the future?

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Psychic power

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hah i wanted to say the same thing. Next thing: Telepathy. w00t

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Mind meld.

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Betazoids use telepathy all the time. Sometimes it's a real pain, especially for Counselor Deanna Troi when she can't shut out her mother's thoughts.

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I think the message being sent directly to your brain via an iphone implant or something rather than manually checking a phone for messages will become the norm within a decade or two. Technologically it can't be that far off.

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voice activated IBM Watson email.

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I think rather then the method of transmission/reception the question is about the new form of communication.

E-Mail and fax still use text but the style, wording, etc has changed dramatically, with messages getting shorter, less formal, etc.

Right now I would say that tweeting, blogging will replace e-mail in the short-term future.

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Fax? Do people still use that thing? So 20th century! Implants email next system.

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Keep the birdfeed handy because the way things are going I think the Pidgeon will make a return!

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Problem with Implants is that you need a new surgery to upgrade from iPlant 4 to iPlant 5, etc.

:D :D

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Letters and faxes perhaps?

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It's a "global" world. Faxes, etc., won't every disappear.

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Im still faxing my monthly report sheet that has the stamps on it to head office. I predict robotic pigions for sensitive material that cant be detected by radar.

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For some, Twitter and Facebook is replacing normal email. If you're above a certain age this will feel odd, but it's very real to people below age 23 or so.

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The only thing better than email is if there was a gadget where letters simply materialized in your hand. Email is fast but it still has to be checked, opened, etc.

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The future will be Spic-mail, sound pictures. Reading will become something of the past, pictures will replace it. Ironically, that's what we used in the past.

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pony express

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Telepathy but it'd be intrusive. I'd like to have my e-mails read to me, to rest my eyes.

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Messaging through Facebook is already fast replacing personal emails. Probably down the line it'll be the interface that changes with more integrated apps.

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smoke signaling

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Braille. That way, people will no longer need their eyes to read their correspondence.

RR

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I'd like to have my e-mails read to me, to rest my eyes

surely there must be something out there. It'd be nice it there was a specific software for that. Of course privacy will always be an issue. While I listen to my e-mails I can do other things too.

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Holograms?

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The obvious answer is cell phone texting, which is addictive as heroin, from the looks of the tens of thousands of zombies I see whenever I walk through a major rail station.

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post climate change, messages in a bottle.

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1) personal secretary / stenographer

i see a phone or application coming soon talk to your phone and the phone will dictate/ write what you are talking about.

like a personal secretary / stenographer totally automated

2) plus a personal translator

someone talking to you in a foreign language and your phone will translate the text on your phone's touch screen or select a ladies voice or males voice to your ear piece and you can actually hear the translation 2 1/2 second delay

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what was the little fish that went in your ears in the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

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Owls.

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Secret messages passed on paper then eaten by the receiver. For obvious reasons.

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When we're all locked up in dungeons 24/7 while the robots rule the world, there'll be no need to worry about any such thing as contacting other human beings ;)

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personally i like a real letter, that you can open up and read it,,,, futurewise...hmm is there a future for our planet?? I agree with the hologram idea,,,,star wars good stuff

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Illiteracy?

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I prefer strip-o-gram.

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All thoughts will be transmitted telepathically - after being cleared and archived by the proper authorities, of course.

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Social networking will continue to replace e-mail as the primary means of communication. E-mail is integrating more with social networking and even mediums like Facebook, Twitter and Goggle me will replace e-mail. People increasingly want to use mobile devices for collaboration to share content, information and experiences with their communities. Social paradigns are converging with e-mail, instant messaging, voIP and present new collaboration styles. E-mail in the cloud via services offered by Microsoft, IBM and Goggle will also increase. Wireless e-mail and services will be interchangeable and probably become commoditized. That will in turn drive standardization and hopefully price reductions on service bundels from mobile carriers.

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The next big communication medium will be human messagers, because no technology will be left after the coming WWIII :)

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