Your Future Kids will never see stuff the light of day.

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  1. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    In the end, most of this is probably not a good when all drawn out to the inevitable conclusion. Glad I won't be around for it.
    I hope I am wrong.. but I don't hold out hope
     
  3. axl6533

    axl6533 Anarchy Is Your Freedom

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    its a good thing i keep tons of that stuff around i some day will tell my kids or kid about these things and how we used them
     
  4. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    No more Rental Movies stores :(  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    NOW I CANT get Cheaper (and temporaly) Movies to watch :( 
     
  5. PopCulturePooka

    PopCulturePooka Longest running avatar

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    Watches and books aren't going anywhere really. Watches are still going to be around as fashion accesories. Books are just too important.

    Even fax machines. The article says scan... pdf... email. Yeah sure. Or I can go to machine, press numbers and done. Much easier.

    And ughh at seperation between work and home life! Thats something people bring on themselves.
     
  6. Blackout32

    Blackout32 Subdivisions

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    Interesting article to say the least.
     
  7. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    The future looks dangerously dependent on electronics and internet.
     
  8. NexusZero

    NexusZero 強度の、勇気の愛、平和。

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    ^^^

    I'm all for technology advancing and giving us new things, but their just that, things, now people can have whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want, all they need is the latest apple release.

    I think it's going a little too far, and I generally stay away from smartphones and such.
     
  9. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I'm still waiting on hoverboards, dammit!
     
  10. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    To most of this stuff, I'm saying good riddance. There's a reason they won't know and won't need to know them. Old farts that choose to hang on to every single thing about the past tend to be one of the main things that hamper progress.
    See GEEWUN for an example.
     
  11. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I wasn't gonna say it that bluntly, but yeah.
     
  12. prime13

    prime13 UCHUU KITAAAA

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    Forget looking at my phone for time, I want a pocket watch. Those things are awesome.
     
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    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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  14. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    That was a terrible list with some horribly inaccurate claims as well as some blatant doubles.
     
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    All I got from that is that our kids will be lazy, spoilt little gits with no concept of having to actually DO anything. Including move from their seats.
     
  16. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    this.

    i have a wired phone. it has today's modern call i.d. lite up display but i keep it for nostalgic reasons. and to have a house phone.

    actually we could see a brief resurrection of the species in our life time. science is fun.
     
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    I agree with most of those. Personally, I've already stopped using most of the things on that list and would probably drop more of them if I wasn't too cheap to spend several hundred dollars on a smart phone. I'll probably always carry a pocketwatch, though, and cursive is my default when I have to handwrite something, as I've gotten so used to doing it that trying to go back to printing makes my hand cramp up. While I do prefer hard-copy books to electronic books, and I doubt the dead-tree editions are going away, I can see bookstores being harder to find (Borders is doing terribly, IIRC). And retirement plans are definitely going away. Many companies are ending that practice and I wouldn't be surprised if we get to a point where private retirement plans are ended, as well, though I can't expand on that without breaking the 'no politics' rule.

    Some of the items, I definitely can't see going away for me. Particularly 'work/home separation', 'hiding' and 'forgotten friends'. Frankly, it's not that hard to stay out of contact, if you want to. Just because you carry a phone around or have access to e-mail 24-7 doesn't mean you have to check it and/or respond to it. And you can easily avoid staying in contact with everyone you've ever known; all you have to do is just stay off Facebook or whatever the 'social networking site' happens to be. Even if you are on Facebook, I don't think it's mandatory to accept everyone's friend requests, either.
     
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  18. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    the past is a foreign country.
     
  19. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke A Man, Who Does Not Exist. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Haha it only took one page for someone to talk sh*t about other people, I was betting on at least two.
     
  20. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    nice thread!...spiderus?!!

    with cellphones, i never liked watches anyway. your wrist just get sweaty/clammy. only plus if your dating and you have a nice watch its a good conversation piece cuz chicks love accessories.
     

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