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AtuM
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What might replace email in the future?
Email is a very old concept based on a legacy technology and rules. It used to be some tech for g33ks, then it became all serious and all business. People who did not uderstand its flaws adopted it as standard and that was just idiotic back then. Now sysadmins are working hard to make it more secure. I don't care bout tls implementation as every email server has those messages stored in clear text, as encryption is not a default. Most people still find it secure. Just dumb.

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  • 9
    There isn't exactly a well adopted decentralised messaging platform. So yeah, email stays.
  • 1
    Scenario 1: people who want services they use to be self-hosted or at least federated will be called criminals. There’ll be no decentralization, messengers will replace email.

    Scenario 2: email stays
  • 1
    Slack, Skype and Zoom.

    Joking of course, but quite probably something along those lines. And despite all the efforts we're just currently experiencing that situation as depicted in the XKCD comic about standards - there just isn't any one good "one size fits all" solutions. What we need is something flashy enough to attract attention, not intimidating to not scare away regular non-techy users, secure enough to not worry about massive data leaks because only the creators have good understanding of how to properly secure it, easy enough to use that it doesn't make you switch back to previous tools because it's simpler and faster than learning.
  • 4
    Carrier pigeons will be genetically cloned. Elon musk will implant them with neural control chips and bionic wings so they can travel faster than sound. P2P messages will route between bird nodes, and musk birds will replace email based entirely on their having better security.
  • 9
    Nothing, we still haven't removed fax machines from the world and you want to evolve to the next major standard.
  • 5
    really loud yelling
  • 0
    First will be video messaging platform with hologram and artificial intelligence that sorts and summarize content.
    Under the hood it will be some grpc micro service.
    All of it will happen but not in this century.
  • 3
    Fuckbook.
  • 0
    @yellow-dog I think that's social media...
  • 0
    Nothing will replace it. Maybe except some new protocol.
  • 0
    I'm hoping for STOMP.
  • 1
    @yellow-dog "OI CUNT! YOU GOT MY MESSAGE LAST NIGHT?!"
  • 0
    @C0D4 where I live, fax machines are done for. Nobody uses them. Email attachments took their glory.
  • 1
    Matrix protocol seems like a good idea, but last time i checked (summer 2019) it didn't have good client and server applications.
  • 0
    @AtuM and here I've had to send a freaking fax to a latvian bank from another country because they do not accept anything except fax for a scan of a document.

    Send a scanned handwritten document in an attachment? Nah, man, find a damn fax machine which is not present in the whole city or fuck off.
  • 1
    @iiii
    So sad. It used to be the same here. Now having a fax machine to open a business is no longer mandatory. Sending unsigned documents over the smtp is usualy no problem. Although not everything is accepted in this way. For some documents you just need to physically go to the office.
  • 0
    @AtuM well, it was several years ago, but anyway even in 2015-ish faxes were already an ancient tech.
  • 2
    @impune-pl Check Element.io

    @AtuM I don't know where you're from, but I'm fairly certain that some companies around are still using fax machines.
  • 2
    @rutee07

    IT IS LIKE FACEBOOK BUT FOR SEX
  • 1
    @Jilano

    Element (matrix) is the best
  • 1
    @Linux wait, isn't facebook already for sex? like, tinder is a part of facebook
  • 0
    @iiii

    I did not know that Tinder was a part of zfuckbuk :o
  • 1
    @Linux it's owned by it and as far as I know one can login with a Facebook account 🤔
    Though the last part seems a bit less plausible.
  • 1
    @iiii

    Even more happy that I have never used it lol
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