What, if anything, would replace the written word?
Perhaps telepathy–some form of direct mental communication.
Or possibly, in a world where society has collapsed, it would be replaced with nothing.
Maybe words will be upgraded to include more information. Maybe words could be invented that described such unique events and feelings that you could put a vivid scene and evoke real emotions with just a few well placed super-words.
But we have to keep writing, keep improving, and keep evolving. Not devolving or sliding backward.
Otherwise our words will be terrible. Terrible words, and so confusing. Meaningless words. Words used to be so good, but now they aren’t. Sad!