As hectic and fast paced as my life already is, I certainly hope that this quote does not reflect the totality of our future literary reality.
Sophisticated forms of collaborative “information foraging” will replace solitary deep reading; the connected screen will replace the disconnected book. ["People of the Screen" by Christine Rose, in The New Atlantis]
The “solitary deep reading” may be inconvenient, but its also the only activity that actually makes me stop, ponder, wonder, think, and rest.
As much as I love technological advances, I need depth in my life, not just the collective breadth of common ignorance waxing eloquent on topics we just read as we scanned our Google reader.