7 Things That Are Slowly, But Surely Disappearing

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Growing up with certain things such as paper maps, fax machines, and alarm clocks was wonderful. Sadly, in the not too distant future, these things will surely disappear. And although most of them still exist today, we don’t tend to use them anymore.

When was the last time you’ve rented a movie or used a physical calculator? Can’t remember? That’s probably because almost everything from our childhood has ‘an improved’ version.

Technology and our constant desire for improving our lives are the culprits of obsolescence, and while indeed the digital era has come with many breakthroughs that have enhanced the way we live today, we still miss those days when landline phones were a thing.

*Do you miss them too?

Here are other things that are likely to become obsolete in the not too distant future.

1. Public payphones

The first entry of our list is the public payphone. And if ‘please insert 25 cents’ rings a bell for you, you know we’re completely entitled to place it on this list. Public payphones are definitely something we will not see anymore in a decade or so.

Because everyone has a smartphone now, the need of using public payphones decreased significantly.

Now we are more used to seeing them in action movies when the bad guy doesn’t want his call to be traced. (Although, between us, payphone calls can be easily traced because they are actually part of a telephonic network.)

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8 thoughts on “7 Things That Are Slowly, But Surely Disappearing”

  1. YES, I still have a “clock radio” by my bed with an alarm.
    I am so sick of technology taking away all we have grown up with and replacing it with a “smart” phone” that is for the young people, not for us seniors. I was just told that my landline is no longer a landline but connected to the WiFi! AND that means that my alarm company has to up my bill!?

  2. MOST PROGRESS AND CHANGE ARE GOOD, BUT WE MUST NEVER CHANGE LOVING ONE ANOTHER AS THE WAY WE LIVE. THERE IS A BOOK ADOUT THAT…THE BIBLE. YOU CAN STILL BUY ONE ON PAPER.THROUGH A COMPUTER; OR ON THE RADIO; ETC.

    AGAPE GWL/MD (Ret)

  3. For people who have large homes, landlines can be a necessity. Older people do no carry their cell phones with them when they are in their homes. So a cordless phone in almost every room is logical.

  4. sure I still use a vintage alarm clock even if only to see what time it is. Wouldn’t want to be without ! I also don’t have a smart phone as I am now completely deaf and can’t use a phone without captions. It is just really bad that most people never think of those among us who can’t use a smart phone because we can’t “hear or understand” people on the phone nor TV nor video . . . etc.

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