I think you have a point. When I heard about electronic signatures, I wondered what the heck they were, and then a few months ago, when applying for a student loan, I used mine. It’s just typing in your name.
I didn’t know that you’re an MD.
Is that acceptable for official documents? And the point of signatures is to make sure that you are who you say you are. If there’s a document with you name, but the signature doesn’t match other documents with your signature, it’s an indication that it may be a forgery.
Funny, but the writing on that book looks pretty darn close to cursive to me. At least the lower case letters. The upper case letters don’t have loops, which seems to be the only difference.
And as for me, my signature is the only thing I use cursive for. Although I’ve seen plenty of letters in cursive. Even if it stops being taught tomorrow, it’ll be a while before it goes away. At least here in the US.