When I think about the future of communication I think about where we are now. We’ve come a long way. We invented the telephone, Internet and other media to communicate with one another. Going forward, I think that the sky is the limit and the beautiful thing about it is, for now it’s all in our imagination. We choose what we want to believe in, until the actual day where the truth presents itself.
I can only speak for myself, however.
My father is really into sci-fi (as am I) and sometimes we talk about books he’s read and how he feels about them. Sometimes he’ll recommend them, sometimes he won’t. One of the things that we have talked about is where the future will bring us. For example, maybe there is life among the stars and someday we’ll communicate, not to mention that the way we interact with one another will change also. We could adopt holograms as a communication tool. We’ve seen that concept growing up, in cartoons and all that, but what if it all became true? Virtual reality could have an even bigger presence in the world.
I for one wouldn’t be surprised.