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Old 10-11-2017, 01:14 PM   #1
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The future of collecting doesn't look good.

We have digital everything. No need for physical DVDs, CDs, Comics, Trading Cards, etc. What are your thoughts on the future of collecting?

Will collectors of tangible good eventually all go extinct? What will ebay look like in the future when it counts on customers buying and selling physical goods? What happens when kids become adults and become nostalgic for digital memories?

The first article asks the question will kids "grow up to appreciate and collect physical objects, or will they be surrounded by nothing but piles of obsolete electronic devices?"

"What does the future hold for comic book collecting?"
http://coolandcollected.com/future-h...ok-collecting/

The last article reports data from 2015 that shows estimated revenue from digital trading cards in North America reached $329 million.

"Thousands of people are spending money on virtual trading cards that don't actually exist."
http://www.businessinsider.com/peopl...y-exist-2016-8
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:24 PM   #2
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I am Pro Physical when it comes to Movies and Comic Books Digital Can suck it. I always give my Movie Digital Copies away to friends. I like having a physical book in my hand to read.

I like having Music Digitally as its easier the way Itunes can keep everything organized. The only time I get physical music if its autographed or a limited thing
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:30 PM   #3
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I am Pro Physical when it comes to Movies and Comic Books Digital Can suck it. I always give my Movie Digital Copies away to friends. I like having a physical book in my hand to read.

I like having Music Digitally as its easier the way Itunes can keep everything organized. The only time I get physical music if its autographed or a limited thing
Yeah I agree with a lot of that. But we didn't grow up in a digital world like today. Eventually we are all going to die. And it will be those that have maybe never held a physical movie in their hand. Or purchased music from a physical store. Even a lot of kids books now a days are digital.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:29 PM   #4
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The CD will become obsolete in a few years anyway, especially when it comes to albums.
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:00 PM   #5
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The CD will become obsolete in a few years anyway, especially when it comes to albums.
It isn't already?

I think having all these things in a digital format may also alter our ideas of ownership. What happens when the server/cloud/whatever goes down? Should we reach a point where DRM no longer exists?
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:05 PM   #6
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I think having all these things in a digital format may also alter our ideas of ownership.
Hmm interesting.

Is a digital asset something that is even recognized? If I have a CD/DVD and my CD/DVD player breaks I still have access to and own the CD/DVD. But if I buy a digital comic or digital music and my device breaks do I still own the comic/song?

Digital seems more like video rental or paying for an experience similar to going to the cinema. If you don't have physical access to something do you actually have ownership. What's that old saying "possession is 9/10 of the law."

Disclosure: I've never bought or "borrowed" digital anything.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:31 PM   #7
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It isn't already?

I think having all these things in a digital format may also alter our ideas of ownership. What happens when the server/cloud/whatever goes down? Should we reach a point where DRM no longer exists?
Surprisingly no, CDs still exist when it comes to music.
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