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Old 04-25-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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Father time has a way of making once-dazzling technological breakthroughs appear primitive and obsolete. Within recent decades many seemingly essential technologies have become practically obsolete. Typewriters, floppy disks, Vinyl (although it has experienced a cult revival as of late), dial-up internet, etc.

Inevitably other technologies will folow suit in the near future, but which technologies will they be? To get the ball rolling, I believe that CDs, DVDs, single-purpose remote controls, and car mirrors will effectively become obsolete within the next decade. I also believe that print media may struggle to survive the next decade given the increasing pressure to shift to an exclusively online format.

What do you guys think?
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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I don't see car mirrors becoming obsolete.

Flash drives on the other hand I believe will go away due to cloud storage.
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Old 04-25-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Cable TV as we know it. Too many people hate the cost and the companies that provide it.

Many people do not trust "the cloud" to be there when needed and will retain flash drives.

High tech where it isn't needed irritates a lot of people, for example those who crash the car while trying to find something acceptable on the radio.

Mirrors are not subject to electrical failure.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:33 PM
 
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I don't see car mirrors becoming obsolete.

Flash drives on the other hand I believe will go away due to cloud storage.
Digital mirrors seem to be the next big thing. Whether or not they catch on remains to be seen.

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Old 04-25-2017, 05:22 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Father time has a way of making once-dazzling technological breakthroughs appear primitive and obsolete. Within recent decades many seemingly essential technologies have become practically obsolete. Typewriters, floppy disks, Vinyl (although it has experienced a cult revival as of late), dial-up internet, etc.

Inevitably other technologies will folow suit in the near future, but which technologies will they be? To get the ball rolling, I believe that CDs, DVDs, single-purpose remote controls, and car mirrors will effectively become obsolete within the next decade. I also believe that print media may struggle to survive the next decade given the increasing pressure to shift to an exclusively online format.

What do you guys think?
Kinda hard to guess. I've been wrong so many times in the past, I am almost afraid to make a stab at it.

I'll say this, though; When we have another Carrington event (1859, before much technology existed) then ALL technologies will become extinct.
Here's why a massive 1859 solar storm still terrifies scientists - Business Insider
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: SC
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Father time has a way of making once-dazzling technological breakthroughs appear primitive and obsolete. Within recent decades many seemingly essential technologies have become practically obsolete. Typewriters, floppy disks, Vinyl (although it has experienced a cult revival as of late), dial-up internet, etc.

Inevitably other technologies will folow suit in the near future, but which technologies will they be? To get the ball rolling, I believe that CDs, DVDs, single-purpose remote controls, and car mirrors will effectively become obsolete within the next decade. I also believe that print media may struggle to survive the next decade given the increasing pressure to shift to an exclusively online format.

What do you guys think?
I believe DVDs may get denser, but they will still hold their current form-factor - which keeps current technology recordings from being obsoleted. People don't like it when a technology goes away and their investment in media goes to zero (Records, Laser Disks, Beta and VHS tapes, Cassettes and 8 Tracks).

If the DVD FF died, I would never buy another movie.
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Old 04-26-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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Humans.
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Old 04-26-2017, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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DVD's will hang on for years ot come due to Netflix and Redbox but CD's are being phased out. We bought a new JeeP and were surprised that it didn't even have a CD player option. It has a bunch of plugs for USB etc.. but no sign of a CD player. I like my CD's. I have a MP3 player but don't care for it.


I am very curious about what the next big TV fad will be. We have flat screens that have grown bigger, brighter and cheaper over the last several years. In the next 10 years will we all be tossing our flat screens for something even better?

Something that is going away is the brick and mortar retail store as are malls.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Father time has a way of making once-dazzling technological breakthroughs appear primitive and obsolete. Within recent decades many seemingly essential technologies have become practically obsolete. Typewriters, floppy disks, Vinyl (although it has experienced a cult revival as of late), dial-up internet, etc.

Inevitably other technologies will folow suit in the near future, but which technologies will they be? To get the ball rolling, I believe that CDs, DVDs, single-purpose remote controls, and car mirrors will effectively become obsolete within the next decade. I also believe that print media may struggle to survive the next decade given the increasing pressure to shift to an exclusively online format.

What do you guys think?
I consider cd's and DvD's a reliable long term storage of stuff I like. If I have the DVD's or laser disc of a show or movie I love, and love to rewatch, I don't have to be hooked up to any data base, nor have an internet connection. And a LOT of those of older shows contain the whole show, not the somewhat edited for more commercials later versions. Mind you, I love netflix and how I can send it to my nice hi def tv, but theres a lot of stuff which might not ever make it there.

I don't want a single remote for everything. The cable one can be set up that way, but it isn't. I just have to be very mindful of where they are since they tend to wander.

I don't see everyone reading from a computer screen. Print media will remain. I can lay down comfortably in bed and read a book or magazine. I don't see doing that with a little screen in hand, and no way is a phone going to be big enough to do much reading (not to mention they battery drains itself too fast.)

I don't think vinyl will ever die. The sound quality it produces beats tape, your computer or your phone. This doesn't mean as much to some, but it will stay as a real music lovers place to enjoy.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I don't see car mirrors becoming obsolete.

Flash drives on the other hand I believe will go away due to cloud storage.
I would sure hope that car mirrors don't dissapear. Though insurence company's would be quite giddy about it.

Me, if it is important to me, want a program or pics or whatever on some physical medium I can control over the 'cloud'.
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