As I'd posted this poll a week or so back, general direct-dialed telephony, a/k/a PSTN (public switched telephone networks) seem to be in trouble. I think we could be within five years of their total collapse. And no, not just land lines (already about 25% of their peak in much of the US), but _all_ direct-dialed phones: mobile and VOIP included.
The problem, as I'd written before, is paradoxically the _low_ cost of calls. This is inducing tremendous volumes of junk calls, with one ...
@feonixrift Friction can warm the heart, and distance has its place!
WoT has been in the news of late, and not in a good way.
There's a particularly interesting relationship between trust and comms technologies, and it tends to bode poorly as well. I think comms tech improvements _erode_ trust, on net. Though I may be wrong.
Generalistic and moderated instance.