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10 Things That Will Disappear in the Next 110 Years


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➤ Eyeglasses.
➤ Keys.
➤ Telephone Poles.
➤ Band-Aids.
➤ Wallets.
➤ Postage Stamps.
➤ C Batteries.
➤ Snow Tires.
➤ Flathead Screwdrivers.
➤ Video-Game Consoles.

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I agree all but the last one... The last one in the looses terms will just transform into a hologram projector, etc. There will need to be a device to do this.

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➤ Eyeglasses.
➤ Keys.
➤ Telephone Poles.
➤ Band-Aids.
➤ Wallets.
➤ Postage Stamps.
➤ C Batteries.
➤ Snow Tires.
➤ Flathead Screwdrivers.
➤ Video-Game Consoles.


Glasses, heck I'd be willing to bet that in 110 years the very nature of the human eye may well be different. maybe augmentation implants or maybe replaced with something else entirely that has a broader spectrum of visual capabilities.

Keys though I think perhaps will just look different. It may be an implant, or a gel like claytronic object, maybe it's a tiny bauble that can be work as a pendant and contains interlinked DNA strands that run a program to bypass AI security measures. But brass pin tumbler keys are likely to be relegated to antique and decoration objects.

telephone poles sure I guess. though I somehow doubt the abilities to update the entire infrastructure across the countries of the world so that no utility poles exist anymore. I just can't forsee any means other than hardwireing structures together to pass power and high volumes of high bandwidth access. Theres just going to be so much out there that digital signal pollution and signal interruption will be an issue and having the hardlines are a reinforcment if not an integral part anymore.

Bandaids they are pretty useless now. we have things like 'newskin' and I forsee things like sythflesh that are discussed in starwars.

I don't imagine people will stop carrying collections of personal identity and momentos with them. Much of it will dematerialze and be in phone/computers.

stamps are pretty much useless now. You can pay bills and correspond via other means now. Sending tangeble objects is about all that requires a stamp these days.

batteries in general will change so that they simply just won't have designations like c cells ad double a. I imagine we will have things that feel destinctly like modeling clay or those slime toys we can pour into power supply cavities or shape to the desire needs and pack it into place. They will expend a charge and recharge and as they age will work fine for decades. If we so desire we could replace them at some point easily. Being amouphous and divisible means we can just have a tub of battery batter we can use for our things. Use only as much as you need and in whatever shape you need it.

I don't know about snow tires though. I live in snow country. and I don't know what they think we will be doing to travel long distances in 100 years but I don't see the wheel being gone, nor roads and I seriously doubt there won't be slippery roads ever again by that time.

game consoles will likely be more along the lings of all other interface devices, like phones, internet, and personal computers. They'll be apps on whatever device we carry arround to access the cloud.
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Glasses are becoming obsolate already thanks to lasik surgery, ICL lenses, night contact lenses, acupuncture ( for stress myopia) and so on.. but recently i read on few articles about lenses that are able to reverse the shape of the eyes as well as genetic therapy for myopia and astigmatism. Give it 20-30 years max and you hardly will see people with vision glasses. However thats when google glasses are coming into play.

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I'd be more radical:
  • tires of current "dumb" variety (as opposed to self-inflating tires: http://techland.time...nflating-tires/ - note, already commercialised, and airless tires: http://www.gizmag.co...ss-tires/20710/)
  • power cords replaced by wireless adapters and potentially power lines yielding to wireless power distribution
  • magnetic cards and possibly smart cards (OK, probably included in the wallet) - either obliterated by NFC or equivalents
  • landline phone

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Ah, an important one which is one of the few examples that humanity is able to ditch bad habits. Cigarettes.

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1. traffic will be a foreign concept in the future generation. (im talking about traffic in the streets)


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1. traffic will be a foreign concept in the future generation. (im talking about traffic in the streets)

 

 

How?



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automated, gprs, satellite-enabled road networks, ai-driven cars on the streets will be the only one approved by govts to roam on the streets due to their efficiency and safety. 


Edited by Zeitgeist123, 18 December 2012 - 06:02 AM.

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 i think traffic will decrease but not tottaly eliminated in the next generation



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1. traffic will be a foreign concept in the future generation. (im talking about traffic in the streets)

 

 

How?

 

Probably through what  this video shows from 8 minutes in and onwards.


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 i think traffic will decrease but not tottaly eliminated in the next generation

i think it will in the next 110 years...


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I wouldn't be so sure about glasses dissappearing, I opt that even in 110 years there will be techno-fobic people who really mind using augmentations and other extreme technologies which will come in the near future. So there may be people using glasses because of fashion or as a mobile phone (like Google Glass for example). I might be wrong...



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Yeah, but the doctor won't prescribe glasses to people. 

 

Nothing gets completely wiped off the earth.  Technology that was outdated hundreds of years ago is still being used somewhere by someone for whatever reason.


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Il always keep my wallet, old school. Maybe consoles, but who knows. I think they will be around for some time, the platforms will simply evolve.


Edited by H3llion, 24 December 2012 - 11:52 PM.


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Honestly, I'm already kind of befuddled sometimes that so many people still wear glasses and intend to continue doing so for a number of years more. I had lasik surgery performed the April of 2007, and it's a wonderful thing that I wish more people would take advantage of.



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Newspapers and printed paper to be more radical, i doubt they will continue to exist, what with all the electronics like the IPad and IPhone entering the market. 



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Honestly, I'm already kind of befuddled sometimes that so many people still wear glasses and intend to continue doing so for a number of years more. I had lasik surgery performed the April of 2007, and it's a wonderful thing that I wish more people would take advantage of.

 

Have you wondered what would happen if your eyes deteriorate further in your elder years? They removed some tissue via ablation (laser). That tissue is not coming back. There is a point where even ablation cannot help.


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Edited by Zeitgeist123, 12 January 2013 - 12:25 AM.

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