If by books, you mean the printed bundle of papers that we are so accustomed to seeing, then YES, it is highly probable that books will become extinct in the future.
It is not the most effective way of storing knowledge to be passed on to future generations.
It certainly is wasteful and vulnerable to being destroyed.
Are print books slowly dying?
Printed Books are Not Dying a Slow Death, They are Here to Stay. The e-book has made continued inroads into the publishing world but the printed book has defied predictions of its death. The topic is the impact and future of digital publishing.
Will books survive the digital age?
“Paper books don’t get replaced by e-books, because there’s just part of the experience you can’t reproduce,” said one man. Books are no longer a good “vessel for text,” he wrote. “Bookshelves will survive in the homes of serious digital-age readers, but their contents will be much more judiciously curated.
Are books dead and can authors survive?
Are books dead, and can authors survive? Yes, absolutely, within 25 years the digital revolution will bring about the end of paper books. But more importantly, ebooks and e-publishing will mean the end of “the writer” as a profession.
Are books still popular?
According to the Pew Research Center, Print books remain the most popular format for reading, with 67 percent of Americans having read a print book in the past year. That same study shows growth in audio book popularity from 2016 to 2018 up from 14 percent to 18 percent — well below the popularity of books.