What if the telephone was never invented and the only form of communication mankind developed was writing only? How would it change our world today? I feel that the current time period is heading towards a no-phone society since the invention of e-mail and texting. Humans appear to be heading towards a trend of not communicating face to face or voice to voice (i.e. live). Would our society suffer at all? Do you think we'd still develop text and wireless communication? (I think so).