Things That Will Likely Be Obsolete Within 20 Years

Start the church organ music now.

Just for fun here is a random sampling of every day items, services and objects that I predict will be extinct within the next 20 years (or at least not being mass produced and consumed).  In other words, obsolete:

  • Wrist watches
  • CD players
  • Coal
  • DVD players
  • Public payphones
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Twitter
  • Computer keyboards
  • Newspapers (at least the kind that comes in a printed version)
  • Paperback novels
  • Gasoline-powered automobiles
  • Justin Bieber
  • Power chords
  • Camera film
  • Facebook
  • Movie theaters (they go the way of book and video rental stores)
  • Personal computers
  • Network television
  • Privacy

Anything to add?  What do you think will be long forgotten or unused in 2030?


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2 Responses to “Things That Will Likely Be Obsolete Within 20 Years”

  1. Nice list, George. I love the mix of tangible items (wrist watch, power cords), and thought-provoking items (Facebook) – and the funny ones (Justin Bieber).

    And I love the last entry. Isn’t it already obsolete?

  2. Some would argue that it is!

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