Change is the only thing that is constant. And with advancement in science and technology, the world is forever changing and evolving.
When we look back at the past, we can see how much technology has changed people and their way of living.
And it’s a sure thing that with a leap in science and technology, the future look so much different than what we are used to today.
When we talk about the future and the changes that might happen in future, one thing that’s for sure is that we won’t be seeing or using so many things that we’re used to right now.
Here are 10 things that will no longer be a part of our lives in the next decade.
Money is important. It was in the past, it is in the present, and it will be in the future. But the method of transaction of money might change.
There were times when people used to pay with things like rice, wheat, maize, etc. This process was somewhat confusing as well as unfair to some extent.
So to make better sense people came up with coins and paper notes so the transaction of money and the exchange of goods and services could be easier.
But as technology has taken over, cash and coins are slowly despairing and is being succeeded by digital coins.
People have started online transaction of money in many parts of the world where they pay their bills, purchase things, and even do bank works from their smartphones.
This will eventually lead to the disappearance of cash along with banks, credit and debit cards, ATMs, and cheques in just a few years.
The telephone was one of the most impressive technologies ever created. Being able to communicate with people all over the world by sitting in one place is indeed revolutionary.
But with smartphones taking over, the need to have landlines and payphones have decreased immensely.
Even the kids of today have barely seen telephones and don’t even know how they function.
So it’s safe to say that in the coming decade, we won’t be able to see landlines and payphones anymore.
CDs and Flash Drives.
In the past, when we had to store files from the computer we had floppy disks that eventually upgraded to CDs, flash drives, and DVDs.
And with smartphones and PCs with better storing space and speed, floppy disks became history while even CDs and DVDs started disappearing.
While other devices like flash drives and hard disks are still used to store any data, with the use of cloud storage and streaming services, all the physical media will be long gone in the future.
There was a time when taking a picture was such a hassle. You had to insert reels into your camera and make sure you do not waste it on pictures you were not going to develop.
Yes, there was developing photos involved, that too in a dark room. And came digital cameras where you could take as many photos you wished, and if you didn’t like something you had the freedom to delete it.
But with phones taking over things like alarm clock, calculator, and calendar it was a matter of time when people came out with phones with cameras.
And today with smartphones having a better quality lens and the ability to take selfies, the digital camera is something they don’t opt for.
And if this continues, there will be no sign of digital cameras in the near future.
Print Media and Textbooks.
When the first printing press was invented, it revolutionized the way people read and got information.
As it developed, so did the reading habits of people. Printing books slowly changed to newspapers and magazines giving an all-around information to the readers.
But as digital media started taking over the whole world, print media slowly started becoming out of context.
With online news portals taking over newspapers and magazines and online lessons and e-books becoming more popular, it looks likes the days of textbooks and print media is numbered.
It always feels nice when you get delivery, be it food, clothes, or anything you’ve ordered online.
But with better technology, people have started replacing delivery workers with machines it’s a matter of time that instead of a human being knocking at your door delivering your stuff, there will be a robot doing the same.
To tell you the truth, Amazon has already started using drones instead of humans making the delivery quicker.
Locks and keys were invented to keep your things secure but if you lose it somewhere is when you realize what a hassle keys can really be.
But with an introduction to technology like biometric security, fingerprints, face recognition, the keys are losing their values.
It’s not just metal locks and keys that are disappearing other things like car keys, passwords, and other forms of security will also be long forgotten in the next decade.
From charging ports and headphones to any other electrical device needs wires to be connected.
But with more smartphones coming out with wireless charging and headphone companies coming out with wireless devices, there is a possibility that soon other devices could also go wireless.
And in the next ten years, there is a huge possibility that we’ll be having a wire-free hassle-free future.
When plastic was first invented in 1907, it transformed the way people do anything at all. And when plastic bags were produced in the 60s, the way people carried things around changed.
But upon realizing that plastic is one of the most dangerous and topmost reasons for global warming and pollution, the use of plastic bags have sunken down around the world.
Though the use of plastics may still exist, in the next decade we could see the use of plastic bags declining globally, eventually disappearing.
That’s right people, chocolate is disappearing. And if the consumption of chocolate keeps on increasing, this beautiful delicacy might someday be extinct.
Chocolate was once a considered the food of gods and was consumed by kings and royalties. But over the years chocolate became so popular that everyone could get a taste of the food of gods.
But with difficult cultivation and excessive usage, cocoa trees are slowly disappearing and the next few decades (if not the next 10 years) there is a high chance that chocolates will disappear from the face of the earth.