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What are some popular things that you see becoming completely obsolete in the next 20 years or so? One of the last big things I can remember is film. Everybody still knows the Kodak logo, but for how long? Used to be the second most recognized next to Coca-cola. So who is the next big casualty I wonder.


if you are 12 maybe you don't know Kodak at all
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Clothes
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#9
Standalone computers. I look at how powerful smartphones are becoming, and I really do believe that between them and tablets, within a decade, laptops will be all but gone, replaced by docking stations that include a bigger screen, keyboard, etc., and desktops relegated to niche use for big-time gamers, or professionals that need the horsepower.
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Standalone computers. I look at how powerful smartphones are becoming, and I really do believe that between them and tablets, within a decade, laptops will be all but gone, replaced by docking stations that include a bigger screen, keyboard, etc., and desktops relegated to niche use for big-time gamers, or professionals that need the horsepower.


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I was thinking about that today
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#11
Cars that are driven. Self driving cars are growing in development very quickly and will soon be forced to be the standard. Motorcyclists and sports-car hobbyists will have to take a hike.

Also, the concept of "freedom" in government. It's already becoming obsolete but no one is actually admitting it and letting it happen. I predict in the future the US Constitution will be no more and the government will be replaced with a dictatorship by popular demand.

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Standalone computers. I look at how powerful smartphones are becoming, and I really do believe that between them and tablets, within a decade, laptops will be all but gone, replaced by docking stations that include a bigger screen, keyboard, etc., and desktops relegated to niche use for big-time gamers, or professionals that need the horsepower.
When quantum computation is mastered, even high-powered desktops will be a thing of the past.
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Also, the concept of "freedom" in government. It's already becoming obsolete but no one is actually admitting it and letting it happen. I predict in the future the US Constitution will be no more and the government will be replaced with a dictatorship by popular demand.



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Also, the concept of "freedom" in government. It's already becoming obsolete but no one is actually admitting it and letting it happen. I predict in the future the US Constitution will be no more and the government will be replaced with a dictatorship by popular demand.

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#23
Newspapers, TV, books, land lines, movie theaters, and as much as I hate to say it, physical discs and cases, whether it be for movies, music or games (which sucks because there is nothing cooler than having a wall of games/cds/movies). Kinda scary when you think about it. Within the next 100 years, I don't even see pens and paper being necessary.
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Film already is completely obsolute, if you mean is it necessary/is there a functionally superior, similarly priced alternative. It's just a style choice now for people who like that kind of thing.
It'll never go completely though, I don't think. Like vinyl.


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Maybe as a response to Ian_the_fox, have my scenario:

Democracy and equality will be gone along with the last socialist or highly developed welfare states. Your point was about liberté disappearing in favor of a popular dictatorship, may be, but in name only it will still be viewed as a democracy, not a dictatorship. I think the egalité legacy of the French Revolution will be curtailed far, far more. Because freedom stems from equality, not the other way around. The large income inequalities, weakening governments and cadaver-ed welfare states will have been further hollowed out so that true input from lower and middle classes will become irrelevant. Our everyday reality will be a democratic parliamentary state in name only. Similar to the 'Senate and People of Rome'. Large concerns and companies along with their managers will dance to the tune of key investors and people of incredible personal wealth, kept away in tax paradises. They'll use shills and puppets to front a charity-based system that will keep us mortals grateful and obedient to what 'the economy' needs.

Oh wait, that's right now in the present. Okay, so like now, but even worse

I've got another one; Atheism. It seems likely that major religions will adapt to a frame of mind more in tune with the present so that most people without special education or part of a niche counterculture will find new major proposals on spirituality and theology more acceptable than today. We'll start to think about the preservation of our world, our economy and happiness in religious terms instead of strict humanistic ones.
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Film already is completely obsolute, if you mean is it necessary/is there a functionally superior, similarly priced alternative. It's just a style choice now for people who like that kind of thing.
It'll never go completely though, I don't think. Like vinyl.

Maybe for photographers, definitely not for cinematographers. Not even close yet.


Plus when it comes to stills, film is still considerably cheaper when it comes to single payments.
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#38
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Land line phones will be obsolete as soon as all seniors die away.


I had to get one just so they could hook up my broadband. It's £15 a month I'm paying and its basically just a paperweight that tries to sell me PPI once a fortnight.
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Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
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Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#39
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I had to get one just so they could hook up my broadband. It's £15 a month I'm paying and its basically just a paperweight that tries to sell me PPI once a fortnight.


This! We don't even answer our landline anymore, it's always a PPI call!
#40
It's just money down the drain

Speaking of money, I think physical money will be obsolete in 10 years.
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
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