[L]anguage is doomed to enter the service of new codes and to become  background noise—as we know it from sound film, in music, and  still more in speaking as an auxiliary function, so that it can be  said of silent film that it is the true filmic language. [...] In the  future, people will speak as Neapolitans gesticulate.
Flusser: Does Writing Have a Future? , p. 69