The following is a guest blog from LeVar Burton.
With the debut of each new technology for storytelling, we hear ourselves worrying that this may finally be the "death of reading and of books." It happened with radio, TV, and now of course apps, video games, and all the other endless digital distractions. What will happen to reading ... to books? I have say, I don't share this concern. Storytelling is as old as mankind and really began around the fire when we were ancient hunter/gatherers. Humans need to share stories. From fireside stories to plays to movies and of course books, we have always had, and always will, have stories to tell.
The technology for how we do it will change, but the need to read, to immerse ourselves in a shared story, will not.