Americans are embracing new technology. With that we say goodbye to many things of the past. Old reliable items are being phased out by new technology. As technology advances, so do our needs. Old technology is constantly being phased out by new inventions. Here’s a list of old items soon to be replaced by new technology. Or, have they already?
When was the last time you wrote a paper check?
New technology has given us ATM cards, check cards and credit cards. We pay bills and everything else online or over the phone. Stores prefer the new technology that cuts down on losses and lines. Consumers love the new convenience and speed. Those old paper checks simply aren’t as useful as the new technology.
The written word will soon exist mainly on line.
Already computer technology provides us with faster news, classifieds, coupons and such than the old morning newspaper. Even phone books are on line. People find their way around using new GPS technology. Maps are old. Newspaper readership is down. Yellow Books are old. Paper is wasteful and unnecessary. When did you last write a letter? It’s so much easier to pick up the cell phone or send an email.
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Remember those old CB radios that gained popularity in the seventies? Those were new technology then but now they’ve been ousted by cell phones. Another old technology bumped by cell phone is the good old land line. With that goes a fairly new technology for computers, the old dial up internet connection that came out with the PC. And if there’s no old dial up phones left why do we need those old answering machines?
The old technology of VCR’s has been replaced by DVD’s and now, DVD’s by….
Now we have the new technology of devices like iPods that can store all your favorite music. Video stores are disappearing as more people use the new technology of vending machine and online video streaming. Pretty soon the old TV may be gone as new computer viewing options get better and better. Who needs cable when you can watch anything, anytime on line?
Even kitchens are saying goodbye to old technology.
When did you last see an old hand beater, hand meat grinder, or wood stove in use? We don’t need them. We have new technology that means less work and saves time. Problem is less work means more workouts to stay in shape. They didn’t have health clubs in the 1800’s. Everyday life took care of the weight gain prior to new technology.
Cameras with film in them are a thing of the past.
No fumbling with that old technology anymore. Just keep what you want. Store it on your phone or computer. You don’t even need an SD card any more. If the picture turns out bad, delete it. New technology has even improved on Edison’s light bulb. Now we have new energy efficient bulbs that last for years. Turntables, eight track tapes, old cassettes, a bygone era. iPods have taken care of that technology.
I’ve had to update this article several times. What’s your guess on what I’ll be adding next?
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