In the 18th century, society underwent a dramatic transformation with humanistic and liberal ideas coming to the fore for the very first time. This has led historians to retroactively refer to this era as the Age of Enlightenment. In the subsequent century, advanced manufacturing processes completely changed our relationship with the means of production, and it is now called the Industrial Age. The 20th century is similarly dubbed the Nuclear Age, but is there a label that we can use to describe the 21st century as well?
Indeed there is, namely the Digital Age, and you would be amazed at how entirely different it is from what came before. In the digital age, things that used to be commonplace like having to wait for someone to get in touch with you seemed like relics of a bygone era. However, does this mean that business cards have fallen out of favor? After all, they are not exactly digital by any means, so do they hold a place in the modern world? We would say that the answer is yes, for there are Metal Cards as well as digital cards that are taking the industry well into the future.
Digital cards can be read with a QR code reader, and they offer a digitized form of information that can be exchanged between smartphones. Don’t take this to mean that physical cards have gone the way of the dodo bird, though. Suffice it to say that metal based cards are replacing paper based variants in each and every corner of the globe, so despite so many assuming that business cards are going to become obsolete, they have clung on with a dogged determination that reveals their inherent worth in an indisputable manner.