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Last week we asked you for your opinions on the future of paper What Is The Future Of Paper? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Is The Future Of Paper? [MakeUseOf Poll] Paper still has a strong hold on our society, although it’s quickly diminishing. Many people choose to forego paper bills entirely, and pay everything online. E-readers have also had quite an impact in the short... Read More . The majority of voters think paper will never disappear entirely, not by electronic or non-electronic substitutes.

Out of exactly 250 voters, 36% believe paper in its current form will never disappear, 18% think paper will only disappear when we find a good non-electronic substitute for it, 11% think paper will disappear when we run out of trees, 19% think paper will stay for a while longer, but might disappear in 100-200 years, and 16% think we’ll be free of paper within the next 10-20 years.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

All in all, when combining everyone’s answers, around 65% of the voters don’t think paper is going to vanish so easily, while 35% believe it will vanish sooner or later, going at the current rate.

This week’s poll question is: Will Tablets Eventually Replace Laptops?


Up until less than 2 years ago, most people had never even heard of tablets. With the historical release of the first iPad, tablets have leaped into immense popularity, and are now being manufactured and sold by numerous companies, and for sometimes very low prices. When tablets first appeared, many people were wondering “what are these things actually good for?”, but as time goes by, more and more people do more and more things using their tablets, and there’s definite talk about them replacing laptops in the near future. So what do you think? Can you see yourself giving up your trusty laptop for a tablet?

If you think tablets will replace laptops, why? If not, what do you think are the missing components in tablets? What are the things you need in a laptop that simply can’t be solved by a tablet? Share your opinions in the comments.

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