How long before.......

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by DaveyR, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. DaveyR

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    Paper and the postal services become obsolete?

    Seriously how many years away from that happening are we? I pay all regular bills through my bank or online and almost all my statements, bank, electric, gas, water etc etc come to me electronically. 99% of what comes through my letter box is junk and goes in the bin. Very little of what is delivered is necessary.

    It just made me wonder how far away we are from being a paperless society. Will that happen?
     
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    In 1987 I read an article that the world would be entirely paperless by 2000. We are running a bit behind on that one. Reminds me. I need to start a fire. cul8r
     
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    You lot in the USA will still need paper for your dirty arses cos you don't do bidets. :tongue:
     
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    I'd rather have a bidet than paper any day.
     
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    Banking is becoming increasingly digital too...

    Prolly 70-80 of all paper transactions (and notifications) will take place online within 5-10 years (a complete guess)?
     
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    I am concerned about newspapers. I had a 32 year career in the newspaper business, and I love reading the paper, not an online version.
     
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    A TON of stuff in the world is obsolete now. When I first moved to NYC as a younun' there was a copy store on every corner. Now there are maybe two in the whole city as home printers have put them out of business. I still miss the smell of those old copy shops. The USPS for example is facing alot of problems. I wish they would take my suggestions as an Ebay seller! They make alot of logistic mistakes in my opinion but in one way or another like the cowboy mail express they will be needed in one way or another. If only they would listen to the people that use them the most!
     
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    I don't see the Postal Services going anywhere anytime soon.
    Snail mail in letter form may be a thing of the past, but as brick-and-mortar stores become obsolete somebody will have to deliver all the internet shopping goods.
     
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