We had a rather bizarre conversation last weekend, which made me ponder how long people will actual use telephone calls.
Basically, it was down to planning what was going to happen the next day, and who was meeting up where and co-ordinating luggage and people getting to the and from the right place at the right time to fly back to Sweden after spending much of the day in London.
Basically, various communications methods were discussed, including the "chat" on wordfeud. At one point it was suggested lending an iPad so they can use iMessage and Find my Friends.
It was after several minutes of discussion that finally the idea of actually phoning each other was considered. This was very much as a last resort. In fact, nobody knew each other's phone numbers as they had never had cause to use actual phone calls. We had emailed, imessaged, chatted in games, even facetime'd, but not actually used a phone call.
I'm glad to say that face to face talking is not dead yet, but phone calls seem to be on the way out. That said, it is a tad strange having a room full of people playing scrabble on iThings with each other while the TV is on. What is the world coming to?