Top 10 Everyday Things that Could Be Eliminated by 2030

The Top Ten
Cable TV

Cable TV will be inevitably become obsolete. At first that sounds like a great news event for the average consumer. However, with a lack of competition, the streaming service business may split into a million different platforms which will just make everyone either poorer or anxious of missing out.

Let's be honest, when was the last time you actually sat down and watched something on Cable TV except maybe sports? Can't remember? That's because watching TV shows on streaming is way easier, you don't have to tune in at a specific time or anything!

The only time I really use Cable TV is at hotels, since I don't have a phone and I don't feel like burning my legs with a big bulky laptop to watch TV.

Yeah hopefully it does go. It's annoying to deal with. Unless it's sports I almost never watch live TV. So when they go... Good riddance.


I still read the newspaper every week. I feel Newspapers are more for the older generations though. Retired people don't have a lot to do and reading the newspaper could be a weekly thing. I don't really see newspapers going away. Also newspapers are a way to keep up with local news and obituaries.

When’s the last time you actually got a newspaper? Most of the big stories people are interested in you can find online. You don’t have to wait for the paper anymore now. It seems like it’s pretty much all digital. Unless you’re over the age of like 60, you won’t have to walk out in your robe to get the paper. You can read the local news from the comfort of your own bed.

I could likely see this happening. With all of the mainstream news happening today, it seems likely to me.

Easy access to information via the web leads to newspapers and magazines becoming kind of useless.

Movie Theaters

Na. Most people go to the theaters for the setting. It's like a restaurant. Before Covid I personally still went to the movies with friends and family. Albeit not as much as when I was a kid, but I still went. The feeling you get at the movies will never go away in my opinion.

Yeah, COVID might have just ended the movie theater industry. Which sucks to say, but it might actually be for the better because you can personalize your experience and pause whenever you want.

I already made a list talking about this, but yeah. Movie theaters may be a thing of the past and COVID-19 doesn’t help matters. Anyway, why go to the movie theater when you have Netflix from the comfort of your own home?

Cinemas are much better than watching movies at home in my opinion. It’s such an experience, and you get delicious popcorn too. I would hate for these to get removed.


Much like newspapers, magazines may soon be a thing of the past. You can easily access what you want from the magazines online, plus with people being more cautious about the environment, they might not want to cut down trees for paper.

I know that because my favorite magazine Sports Illustrated issues are now once every month. Back in 1990, it used to be once every week so was TV Guide.
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I just read online articles and I pretty much only see magazines at the doctor's office or other place where you have to wait. Even then, there’s seemingly fewer and fewer.

I never look at magazines.

TV Remotes

Actually, LESS TVs have the built-in buttons now then they did in 2000-2014 (am I the only one who remembers when TVs had built-in buttons for the remote?). And using a smart phone as a remote would be problematic, what about kids who are too young to have smart phones and want to watch TV or even teenagers who's parents just don't want them to have a smart phone? Use the parent's phone? Please, my parents almost never let me use their smart phones (I only have a flip-phone now) so watching TV would be impossible for me!

While we’re at it, TV remotes may be on their way outta here as well. Soon you’ll be able to use your phone or something like Google Home to control the TV and other appliances in your house. So if you don’t know what half the buttons do on your remote, then don’t worry.

True, less TVs have built in buttons, really, the only TV in my house that has built in buttons is my hand-me-down (flat-screen) TV from like 2009 or something

Na. Literally I've never heard of not having a TV Remote.


NOOOO! I like DVDs! With DVDs, you can watch the movies where ever you want with portable DVD players, with streaming, you have to hope your Hotel has a Roku (or bring one, which is a pain) and then sign in and then verify your account via E-mail just to watch a movie. DVDs ain't going nowhere.

No I don't want physical media blu ray DVD game discs 4k you ray to go physical media means you actually own it and the media isn't locked behind a vault or a online paywall. Also very great for collecting

I could see dvds going away by 2030 if movies are on netflix or any other stuff online

Netflix doesn't have everything. I mean, it's only got season 5 of Spongebob. No seasons before it, and none after.

They are useful for on the go

Exactly, there's portable DVD players that allow you to watch movies on the go and even at a Hotel you don't have to sign in and verify your account to watch movies with DVDs.

Checks / Cash

If you don’t know how to write a check, you might be in luck actually. It seems they’re on their way out since Venmo and other cash transfer apps exist and most businesses have a direct deposit option. And while we’re at it, cash is going out as well. It won’t be completely eliminated, but it will be more common for you to use credit or your phone to pay.

A lot of people just don't trust paying through phone.

I still carry cash but I use mostly online banking and Venmo

School Uniforms

My middle school doesn't have student uniforms.

I didn't have school uniforms in my school

Imagine still wearing school Uniforms in 2020. Unless you’re at some Catholic Prep private school or something

I don't have uniforms in my school


We already have Uber and Lyft to offer rides for us. Plus they’re normally much nicer than typical taxis. And with self driving cars seemingly on the horizon, taxis may be a thing of the past.

I've only been in a Taxi once and I've never been in an Uber.

Why get a taxi when Uber exists?

At least Taxis are more trustworthy, unlike Ubers.


Yeah let’s go ahead and get rid of keys. I’m talking car keys and house keys. I mean already we have key cards and pretty soon I bet you can use your phone or there will be facial recognition technology making keys worthless.

Same sort of scenario with passwords, I would hate to see them going, but face recognition could work.

Um yeah no. People will probably still not be able to buy a card lock.

Yeah I don’t know about that

The Contenders

Let’s be honest, who likes memorizing a million different passwords? I know I don’t and soon we might not have to fingerprint or facial recognition technologies already exist. Don’t be surprised if this becomes the new normal.

People make too big of a deal in terms of passwords. Just deal with it. Plus you can recover your passwords pretty easily.

There are password managers for that, so I don't really think this will be gone in the next decade.

I don’t like the idea of passwords going. Despite what I said, I reckon face recognition could easily work.


I hope not. I actually really like collecting CDs.

Business Trips

Covid-19 may force all workplaces online.

Music Albums

As much as I love Spotify, I still enjoy collecting Music Albums.

TV Stations

still useful for sports though.

Fast Food Jobs

Job automation has the potential to wipe certain jobs, and McDonald's has tested robotic fryers in Phoenix. You can now order your food through a kiosk.

For those looking for a part time job while in High School or college fast food might be off the table. I know McDonald’s already has kiosks you can order from and it wouldn’t be hard to have robots clean dishes or flip burgers or make fries. Humans might not be outta the equation entirely in case you get unsatisfied customers, but it’s possible these jobs may be wiped out.

Fast food jobs is how some teenagers get work experience, so that would suck if the industry was taken over by bots.

No way am I letting a robot cook my food. Then again I don't eat fast food a lot. I like actual restaurants a lot more.

Public Schools

Yes please! I don't want to risk getting a virus while also having to waste hours upon getting to school on a bus and breaks that could've been put to far better use if we could've been at home

Online schools prove that we don't need Public Schools anymore.

Handshakes and Highfives

High-5s were fairly recent, being first notorized in the early-to-mid 80s

Wouldn’t be surprised if it stopped for the most part due to COVID


I will be most upset if this case happens, I hate the idea of having to read a book on a phone/computer (especially since I can't read stuff very well on a phone) and it's a reason I partially hate this huge rise in technology.

This will be awful. I want books wrote by people with emotions, not some bots.

Nah. Books are far better than movies, you just need to read one to know that.

In-Person Appointments

It doesn’t seem that weird even in a post COVID world for there to be virtual appointments

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I just want Nintendo to improve their game quality but seeing as Nintendrones will buy LITERALLY anything no matter what I don't know.


I doubt that. Physical books are just far better than any E-book.

I guess you could get books online.

Those books don't have to charge.

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