The world is changing exponentially, and as a result, the gaps between generations’ worldviews are getting wider and wider. Millennials are about to experience the same feelings as older generations did when they realised that many aspects of life before the internet would be forgotten by the next generation.
Not to mention how the pandemic affected the way we live our lives and the extent to which we embrace technology. Intrigued? Click through to see the commonplace items—many of which are already disappearing before our very eyes—that will probably vanish in the next 20 years.
With the development of key fobs, keyless ignition systems, facial/fingerprint recognition, and electronic keypad locks, there is less of a need for metal keys now that tech-based security is becoming more prevalent.
Almost every big city block once had a pay phone, but since the introduction of cell phones, their use has steadily decreased. Even so, pay phones are useful if your phone breaks or you lose service. But those that are still standing have frequently been vandalised and ignored.
Given that they are available whenever we want them and provide a much wider selection than cable, streaming platforms have drastically altered the way we view television. According to Best Life, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings even stated that traditional cable will be obsolete in five to ten years. Roku CEO Anthony Wood reportedly agreed with Hastings.
It appears that we only have a little more than ten years left with the delectable treat. According to a study by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, the less-than-ideal temperatures in cacao-growing regions will cause a sharp decline in cocoa production by 2030, while the demand will outweigh the supply.
The clutch pedal
There are two factors that are causing the clutch as we know it to disappear: first, automatic cars are becoming much more efficient, in addition to being simpler to operate. Second, “automated” manual shifts are becoming more popular, according to Kiplinger, in which electronics operate the clutch rather than your left foot.
This is only the beginning of biometric technology, which already includes cameras monitoring the streets and smart devices monitoring our minds. “Digital profiling is commonplace today, and customers value hyper-personalized engagement.
Daily sensitive behavioural data is compromised for this reason by constant surveillance, whether it takes the form of biometric identifications or digital tracking “According to Best Life, Damien Martin, a marketing manager for Shufti Pro, an AI-based identity verification service “I think public anonymity as we know it will end with this level of connectivity.”