Today men learn to write. In a not too distant future it will only be remembered that people were, in earlier centuries, able to write. There will exist some kind of mechanical shorthand performed by the means of machines. […] The discovery of written material will be similar to the unearthing of Egyptian monuments. […] Our script will, in times to come, cause the excitement hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt cause now.
Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 152 – Vorstufen zum Mysterium von Golgatha – Copenhagen, 14 October 1913 (page 84-85)