“There’s no reason to think that reading and writing are about to become extinct, bur some sociologists speculate that reading books for pleasure will one day be the province of a special ‘reading class’. Much as it was before the arrival of mass literacy, in the second half of the nineteenth century.”
It felt odd reading about a scenario when we return to the 19th century on the same day that rickets started to reappear in children with some people blaming video games for keeping children out of sunlight.
Reading is not just a leisure activity but holds the key to knowledge and encouraging people to look beyond their narrow horizons. Lose that and society will be a great deal poorer and more frightening as a result.