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Can and will books ever be replaced by something other than we know it today?

Can books become completely intangible? Can the "feeling" of a book change with its texture? From clay tablet to papyrus to manuscript to book: will the book morph into something new?

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Closing Statement from Leo Genazzano

This brainstorming session focused on the the question "Can and will books ever be replaced by something other than we know them today?". I was surprised to find a diverse collection of answers, many of them thought provoking, insightful, or just plain cool. Go on, take a glance.

For those who are interested to see some more "brain-picking" answers, I recommend Amir Azizi Sarajy, Don Stewart, Mary M, Stuart Woods 's work.

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    Apr 9 2012: One day the content of books will be sent directly into the brain via a USB type plug - thus by-passing the need to visually decode text - the information / emotion will pass straight into our memory.

    Hopefully I'll be long gone by then.
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      Apr 10 2012: I think the very first person that has that will go into a catatonic state as the brain locks up from a strange rearrangement.
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        Apr 11 2012: Hay, you're probably right - but even today we have cochlear implants!
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      Apr 11 2012: That is a good idea for the future, but I really hope they know more about the human brain than they do now!

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