As we all know that our world is changing very fast every day, and every thing is becoming digital and technologically enhanced, it is predicted that there are many things which will disappear very soon. Below mentioned are some of the list of things that may disappear very soon…
1.Video Stores – Ten years ago, thousands of Blockbuster Video stores occupied buildings like this all over the country, renting DVDs and selling popcorn. Today, they’re virtually all gone.
2. The plow – The plow is winding down its days on small, poor farms that can’t afford new machinery. Most U.S. cropland is now managed as “no-till” or minimum-till, relying on herbicides and implements such as seed drills that work the ground with very little disturbance, among other practices.
3. Textbooks- By the end of this decade, digital formats for tablets and e-readers will displace physical books for assigned reading on college campuses.
4. The Clutch Pedal – Automatics are getting more efficient, with up to nine gear ratios, allowing engines to run at the lowest, most economical speeds. Many Mazdas and some BMWs, among others, now score better fuel mileage with an automatic than with a stick.
5. Mail Collection Box or postbox – Since it costs time and fuel for mail carriers to stop by each post box and collect mails, it is now taken over by electronic media’s like, emails, social communications sites, smart phones etc. Hence the era for physical mail’s are gone.
6. The Incandescent Light bulb – The traditional incandescent light bulb that traces its roots back to Thomas Edison is definitely on its way out. The lighting industry has moved forward with compact fluorescents, LEDs, halogen bulbs and other technologies.
Soon, the only places you’ll still see the telltale glow of a tungsten filament in a glass vacuum will be in three-way bulbs (such as the 50/100/150 watt), heavy-duty and appliance bulbs, and some decorative bulbs.
7. Your Privacy- If you are online, you better assume that you already have no privacy and act accordingly. Every mouse click and keystroke is tracked, logged and potentially analyzed and eventually used by Web site product managers, marketers, hackers and others. To use most services, users have to opt-in to lengthy terms and conditions that allow their data to be crunched by all sorts of actors.
8. Dial-Up Internet – According to a study from the Pew Foundation, only 3% of U.S. households went online via a dial-up connection in 2013. Thirteen years before that, only 3% had broadband (Today, 70% have home broadband) and even the technology is also growing fast, and now it is 3G, 4g, and coming up is 5G where in the transmission rate is much more than broad band.
Source – kiplinger.com