With the development of speech-to-text software, people can opt not to type anymore. Here's my concern. Writing requires a process, e.g. brainstorming ideas, organizing ideas, building thesis statements and supportive arguments. I don't know how one can complete this process by speaking to software. I wonder if people's writing skills may degrade in the future and writing pieces would be only in the form of microblogging, brief graphic and video. It's already happening now that people prefer these venues rather than reading a long article. However, we will never know since people read through symbols in the past and during Plato's time, writing was believed to threaten "to make us shallower thinkers" (Carr, 2011, p.55). Isn't it interesting that our civilization may evolve in cycle?