- Emal Rasoul
- London Uk
- United Kingdom
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Is it possible that one day books will be a form of currency?
I own a Kindle and an iPad with the Kindle app in order to read with convenience. A lot of people that I know are now converting over to using a Kindle or other device other than a book. It got me thinking about the movie "The Book of Eli" where the Bible was considered a weapon to Gary Oldman's character. With the world constantly improving technologically and companies trying to create a greener world whilst lowering their own costs, will books (to an extent) become obsolete? There are books that are printed as collector's editions, hardbacks, as a set and so on. Obviously there will be books in print but what if specific books or genres were no longer printed because they are so common? For example, fiction, like Harry Potter may no longer be printed however legal texts used in the courts may always be in print.
So, is it possible that in the future, people may use books as a currency to trade for something more valuable?