Our parents kept the data on floppy disks. Our children will no longer know what it is. Technology is developing rapidly and what you know today will soon be unusable forever.
1. Specialized devices
We are talking about blenders, bread makers, grills and other household appliances of narrow specialization. They all became fashionable in an age when homes were big and people had a lot of free time. Millennials now tend to save space in already small kitchens and not buy much. Manufacturers have long understood this and are working to develop multifunctional devices.
2. cloth wipes
They have already been pressed hard by competitors on paper. And the coronavirus pandemic will put an end to their use completely.
3. Cable TV, Remote Controls, TVs
In this exact order. The rise of streaming platforms and the era of accessible content over the Internet has almost killed cable TV. Today, he needs to completely transform in order to survive. Along with the transformation of the industry, technical support will also change – very soon we will control content using smartphones or gestures, and the TVs themselves will turn into giant tablets.
4. air conditioners
Air conditioners are attacked from two sides at once. On the other hand, come portable air purification systems, which do not need to be installed on the wall and can be taken with you to another apartment. On the other hand, there are complete air conditioning systems that are built with the building and are controlled by a “smart home” system. One way or another, the classic wall-hung air conditioner is about to become a relic of the past.
5. budget cameras
The quality of photos that can be taken on a phone is increasing exponentially. So fast that in terms of resolution they have already caught up with some professional cameras. And unlike the camera, the phone is always close at hand. Experts are confident that in the near future the production of budget cameras will be reduced to almost zero and manufacturers will focus only on professional equipment.
Don’t worry, books won’t be completely gone. But they will publish very expensive and collectible copies. Completely inexpensive ordinary books will enter the digital sector – they are more environmentally friendly and more suitable for readers.
7. music CDs
Mass production of disc music is in its last days. Until recently, music streaming technology could not achieve a volume level comparable to that of discs. But technology does not stand still and many platforms are capable of this, which means that it will be available to everyone in the near future. When this happens, disks become as scarce as records.
8. plastic cards
Yes, not so long ago we learned how to use it, but soon it was time to say goodbye. The problem with the cards is their weakness. It can be broken, lost, and most importantly, copied. Future blockchain-based payment systems will not need such an intermediary.
Indeed, each of us has a few dozen passwords that we constantly forget or confuse. Yes, and this password is easy to crack. The latest gadget models are already using facial or fingerprint recognition, and very soon this technology will become ubiquitous.
10. print press
Newspapers and magazines will be published online. The past five years have shown a steady growth in this particular sector. And the sooner all generations have their own tools for reading the news, the sooner this will happen. Do not forget about the environment – newspaper production is harmful to the environment.
11. charging device
Forget about the pile of all kinds of laces, none of which fit what you’ve unpacked now. All major home appliances in the future will be charged contactlessly. This technology is already available and only the desire to continue making money selling chargers prevents manufacturers from using them on a large scale. But it is a matter of time.
12. Cash desks with money changers
You may have heard a lot about the fact that the heavy mechanical work of the future will be at the mercy of technology. The cashiers in the supermarket are the first in line. Self-service payments are already widely used in the West and have begun to take root in our country. Their use will allow retail chains to save huge funds. In addition, this is important during a pandemic: less contact, and less chance of infection.
13. taxi with driver
Another filter for the robot. The world’s largest transport companies are already actively experimenting with driverless taxis. You will drive the car with artificial intelligence. It sounds like science fiction, but these taxis are already being fully tested in the United States. And while it’s hard to believe now, the Werther bot will likely soon be getting you home from work.
Contactless cards actually replace keys. In the near future, this will be one common card. It will contain a chip that will be programmed to unlock everything you use personally – from a locker in a locker room to a bank safe. Thanks to the blockchain, it would be very difficult to hack this card.
15th. plastic bags