In the modern world, technologies are developing at a rapid pace. To see it for yourself, you need just watch the movies, released a couple of years ago. No one knows what amazing ideas the future will bring, but it is entirely possible to guess what devices will soon outmode. Here are 30 things that we are likely to stop using by the next decade.
Flash Drives and Hard Drives
Data on a flash drive is convenient to transfer from one computer to another, but with the development of cloud computing technology, we won’t have to transfer anything at all. Hard drives will be replaced by cloud storages.
Recently, Teen Vogue and Nylon have stopped the release of print versions. From now on, these are exclusively online publications. Apparently, they will be followed by other magazines. Newspapers will suffer the same fate as magazines.
Paper maps and GPS-navigators
With such apps as Google Maps, the need for paper maps will soon disappear forever. The same can be said about GPS-navigators. Phones not only perform their functions excellently but also have a lot of extra ones.
Paper documents and faxes
Let’s face up to the truth: faxes should have disappeared a long time ago. These dinosaurs of the digital age will be out of our lives along with paper documents. With the development of Google Docs and the proliferation of digital signatures, documents will no longer exist in paper form.
CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray players
Today, people buy music rarely, especially on physical media. CD services will be replaced by streaming services. And video streaming services will turn DVD and Blu-ray players into dust collectors.
Textbooks and reference books
Paper textbooks are too expensive to produce and, moreover, they are heavy. Not to mention the fact that they are becoming obsolete in just a few years due to new discoveries. According to Scholastic, higher education is gradually moving to electronic educational materials.
With regard to reference books, the need for printed dictionaries and encyclopedias is negated gradually by access to online information.
Landline telephone and payphones
Fewer people use city phones and payphones — mobile communications have displaced them. If they remain somewhere, it is only in the homes of the older generation.
This year, Apple introduced FaceID (user face recognition system). Similar technologies from Microsoft appeared in 2015. Forget about letters, numbers and special characters — biometric passwords will become the norm.
Medical prescriptions have existed for so long that they have already become history. But even in this industry, innovations are gradually coming. Many doctors have already sent prescriptions or test results to e-mail so new technologies in this area won’t have to wait long.