We've never made so much progress in communication (among other areas) than the last three decades. The advent of internet into the mainstream, the smartphone, wireless communication technology and a plethora of other tech advancements have really made it possible to communicate with anyone in the world instantly.
Communication, as we know, is something of an innate human need. We feel the need to express our thoughts, feelings and ideas to our fellow human beings and it is important that the different mediums we use, serve that need efficiently and effectively.
In the modern times, the way we communicate had drastically changed and has become more intimate in a way. One single emoji can communicate a paragraph worth of words, in a fraction of time. Can technology make communication even more personal in the future?
The Age of Telepathy
When you hear the word "telepathy", our thoughts generally wander towards the realm of the supernatural. But I guess, a century ago, being able to see each other live on a handheld device would have seemed supernatural as well.
Technological advancements really do make the seemingly impossible, possible. And a day might come where we will be casually talking to each other telepathically and might even take it for granted like we do with our current devices.
It is not even too far-fetched to think about really. A device would need to convert our thoughts into digital information, transfer that to the other person's device, convert it back to thoughts. This device would likely be an implant in our brains, which sounds scary and a strict no-no at the moment but might very well be the norm in the more distant future.
Already there are researches being carried where scientists are trying to translate our thoughts into speech. They have even made groundbreaking progress in this area. So, in my opinion, within our lifetime, we could definitely be using some telepathic tech. How cool would that be!