I'm curious about how people view the future of domain names. Will changes in technology render them unnecessary? And how soon might that happen? Do people think, in an age of instant search, advances in/towards AI of various kinds, and simple use of social media and links, that the whole 'domain name' protocol will die out? Don't get me wrong: I think domain names are brilliant and intuitive - far easier than strings of numbers for personally remembering them. But people here are acutely involved with domain names, so what do you think will or may happen? Alternatively, and I guess we may sometimes dream of this, might domain names provide the basic structure and protocol for some next gen technology (and people here all become fabulously wealthy)? Advisory: I think that is very unlikely. How long before all the investment in domain names becomes valueless? And could it happen very quickly? I 'get' that many people here may not be in the game for long-term investment of their money, and are in it to sell and make shorter term profit. But will domains be a dying commodity, and if so, how soon. Admittedly, I don't have a pony in this race, because I only buy domains for fun and possible development myself. But I do like the practicality of domains as a concept, and I think they've served many people well around the world, providing easily-memorable words in place of strings of numbers. What do you think is the short-term (1-2 years), medium-term (3-6 years), and long-term (7-15 years) future of all these domains we try hard to acquire or lease or sell?