I visited the post office recently to pick up a parcel for a friend. Only then did it occur to me that post offices scattered all over Nigeria are almost not in use. A little chat with a worker at the post office revealed that the post office handles less than 5% of the amount of mails and correspondence it can handle on a normal day.
What happened to letter writing? (that's a retorical question, I know ) you and I know exactly what happened to letter writing. Technology and social network has effectively killed the ancient art of letter writing.
We're more comfortable summarizing our thoughts and feeling in 140 characters than writing a full blown letters. Emails are becoming more scanty by the day as we try to maximize efficiency.
Maybe in no distant future, human communication May be limited to a few shorthand writing and sign language (lol) or maybe a new technology that transmits your thoughts to whoever you want might be developed. Who knows.
Communication is one of the reasons humans were classified as higher animals. If we loose it I wonder what we will become?