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    There have been a number of things in my lifetime that have been rendered obsolete. Off the top of my head you have video cassettes, floppy discs, getting film developed, movie rental stores, fax machines... loads of things in fact!

    What do you see going obsolete over the next 50 years or so?

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    Here's a bold one for you all: Television.

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    I barely remember rotary phones but they were a thing when I was a kid still. smurf 0's!

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    Ha yeah, rotary phones! I reckon they'll still have a retro market though.

    Televisions may change but surely they won't be obsolete? Replaced by what?

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    Replaced by a consolidation of computers and TV's almost certainly. Perhaps into some new form factor we can't predict.

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    TVablets.

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    Maybe a wall interface or something. YOUR ENTIRE WALL IS YOUR SCREEN.

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    I do remember rotary phones! Also those big-ass Nokias that could break your foot if you dropped them

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    Back in my day we had purple and green ketchup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
    Back in my day we had purple and green ketchup
    Erm... how long has it been in your cupboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
    Back in my day we had purple and green ketchup
    Erm... how long has it been in your cupboard?

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    I just threw up on my keyboard

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    My parents hated the purple ketchup and said you could taste the dye. As someone who has never liked ketchup and only wanted it because I was 9 (and also having the palate of a 9yo), I couldn't tell you if it's true, but I believe it.

    Butterfly hair clips, man. And remember that hairstyles we'd all do where like, you twisted your hair back is several lines, then clipped with the butterflies and it looked like you were wearing a crown? THAT LOOK WAS ON POINT. Pair with white eye shadow, frosty lips with dark lip liner, and those shoes that were just like clogs of leather wood with a single strap of fabric on top and you were hot trout.
    mfw you post

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    *Having to go through a firewall of someone's parents/siblings if you wanted to talk to your friend, or worse, someone you LIKE-liked.

    *Leaving the house and no one freaking out as long as you made it before dark. Special accommodations could be made if you gave a reasonable time. As I got older, just simply letting my parents know what I was doing was cool. I never got in trouble so I didn't really have a curfew.

    *If you missed something on TV you were boned unless they reran it, which might not even happen for months or years.

    *Hear a song on the radio you like? Better prepare to shell out 17 to 30 dollars and hope other songs on the album are good or record that trout on a cassette tape while you hear it on the radio.

    *Be kind, please rewind

    *There was this mythical time that when you played video games you were able to start playing the game almost immediately instead of watching 400 unskippable logos go by.

    *Also, if you were stuck in a game you better hope it was covered in a magazine. No internet. That or hope one of your smarter friends or cousins figured it out. Otherwise just keep playing until you got it.

    *Don't let your beeper go off during class or else it's a pain in the ass to get it back and absolutely everyone will assume you are a drug dealer.

    *Want to play a computer game? Learn DOS. /dir

    EDIT: Found an actual picture of me taken 70 years ago.


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