Will we see the demise/shutting down of the postal systems in our lifetimes ?
Who are the major clients keeping these operations afloat? Utility companies?
With an introduction of mandatory ID cards (issued primarily to homed citizens)
paper coming to the door will be rendered obsolete. For who will these networks
be kept around ? Postcarders? Holiday well-wishers? Mail-artists? Penpals?
I fear the doing away of this amazing resource in the name of
electronic efficiency not to mention populace control via separation.
(Keeping people out of touch with their counterparts where mail is still vital and digital access still rare)
Oops. First paranoid post.