This mainly refers to serif and sans serif typefaces used for everyday body text, not "wacky" display typefaces.
I've been looking at a lot of typefaces today and it occurred to me that there are SO many that looks similar. Now I know I'm not a "typeface connoisseur" and that there are such subtle differences between them but surely there will come a day when most legible font have been "made"?
let's say in 100 years from now, the amount of people getting into computing/design grows exponentially and the amount of people creating new typefaces day in day out just gets bigger and bigger. Surely there are only so many variations of a legible font possible?
e.g. There are so many typefaces are out there that basically look the same as things like Helvetica/Arial but with such subtle differences. How long can we keep tweaking fonts for?
Will the day come when there is no possible way to create a typeface that looks different from another without having to purposely alter it to be different?