Scott Kellum, founder of Typetura, wrote a great explainer on why intrinsic typography is what's next for CSS Tricks:
Intrinsic Typography is the Future of Styling Text on the Web | CSS-Tricks
The way we style text hasn't changed much over the years. There have been numerous advancements to help make things more flexible, like layouts, but in terms of styling, most finite aspects of our designs, like text, remain relatively unchanged. This is especially true of text styling.