Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020

Over on Inc.com, John Brandon is issuing the prediction that e-mail will be obsolete in five years. He says that some other communications channel will come along to best it and that it’s not really that important in his daily life anyway. It clutters things up.

"AROBAZE". Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsTrue enough, that!

Also, in my world, students only use e-mail to talk to “old people” who are not Snapchatting their way to glory.

Here’s the thing, though, I think Brandon is wrong. Oh, not about email being obsolete by 2020. Hell, I think it’s obsolete now. The problem is that futurists always predict change out too long. Whatever the change agent is, it’ll be here before 2020.

And you can take that to the bank, kiddies.

Why Email Will Be Obsolete by 2020


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