Moore’s law famously declared that the processing power of microchips will grow exponentially. What today’s keyboard warriors will find is that human brainpower and waking hours do not. As computers replace calculators, our tools become more capable, yet from society to software, can our very physical forms possibly keep up?
The dawn of the new millennium saw a generation raised by spreadsheets and solitaire. These millennials largely feel more comfortable in front of a notebook than a notepad, favoring keyboards over pens to produce their words. But millennials may be destined to become both the first and last computer-literate generation.
With the rapid pace of progress, obsolescence is taking its toll. Touchscreens are increasingly replacing keyboards. Our online actions and information are streamlined by software at a rapid pace. There is a new 1% — the generation that sees the binary.