@dereklh Invert the question: what skills once widely practiced have now died out? Why?
I'll also suggest driving. I'm not sure if handwriting or yping is more likely to die -- keyboards are useful for device inputs, but script-input (remember Palm's Grafiti, anyone) has use cases.
Possibly: navigating consumer-relationship nightmares: researching purchases, refunds, healthcare, retirement funds. Or not.
Typing is keyboard/language dependent, but calligraphy is practiced in many languages and alphabets. Also some calligraphers still actually chisel letters in stone, which is a marketable skill. Public places and businesses have needed big, clear, durable signs made ever since literacy became common.
@dereklh Romantic and sexual interaction with other human beings, and also having families / parenting.
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@dereklh written language?
i figure that one could hold equally well either for the "looming technological panoption hellscape" phase of the future or for the "civilization too disrupted by climate change to sustain things like computers or cheap access to paper" phase.
As in actual, respectable, societally beneficial journalism. The kind of journalism whose merit unironically and unequivocally grants it the title of fourth estate of democracy. The kind of journalism that actually informs the public, instead of manipulating public curiosity to the benefit of governmental powers and corporate interests.
I need at least 1000 more characters for this. Or 2000 maybe. *sigh*
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