Top 10 Everyday Things that Could Be Eliminated by 2030

The Top Ten
1 Cable TV

I still have cable, but only because my parents watch the news a lot and because the internet isn't always on at my house. I have been planning to switch to streaming for a few months, but I still haven't signed up for Netflix or Disney+ yet.

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!

Let's be honest when was the last time you actually watched TV? Cable TV can be annoying to deal with and most people don't bother with it. Why should they when Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ exist? You can get everything you need there instead.

2 Newspapers

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 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.

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.

3 Magazines

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 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 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.
It's Joeysworld.

Nothing that can't be found on the internet for less money!

4 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.

Why do people think that lazing about in their beds watching a movie on a tiny phone by themselves is more fun than hanging out with friends, sitting in comfy seats and eating popcorn while watching a movie on a large screen with amazing loud sounds at the theater?

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?

why on earth would people want to lay on their bed watch a movie on a tiny phone or watch it on a computer on their lap which is uncomfy by themselves. Instead of hang out with friends sitting in comfy seats and watching a movie on the biggest screen they might ever see. Sure you get to bring your own snacks whatever you want without paying stuff or ticket or get in trouble but remember what I said.

5 DVDs

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.

Well, they may be becoming relevant again, because it's the only way to watch Disney movies without getting Disney+.

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 just ordered six dvds today for christmas, all disney movies, my husband and I love disney movies.

6 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.

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

Nah, I can't imagine watching TV without using a TV remote. Maybe it's just me

7 School Uniforms

They need to go. You end up spending unnecessary money for clothes you'll only wear half the day. They making us spend.

I get that uniforms reduce bullying (at least comments on clothes). But are they really necessary?

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

I wouldn't mind losing school uniforms, I never understood why we need to wear them.

8 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.

Not everyone who caries cash has a credit card, or even a smart phone.

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

9 Taxis

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?

10 Keys

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.

Don't use one for my house anymore, next vehicle will probably do without.

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

The Contenders
11 Passwords

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.

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

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

12 CDs

I hope not. I actually really like collecting CDs.

I have a lot of cd's, I really like to put on a good cd and get my house work done, it go's faster that way.

Long dead, even in 2010 these things were a non issue.

Who uses these?

13 Plastic Straws

As much as I hate using paper straws and prefer plastic ones, paper ones are at least better environmentally.

This is one of the few I hope that would be eliminated. Anything plastic waste harms the environment

14 Music Albums

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

15 Libraries

I hope not, it's fun exploring libraries looking for books you might've not been looking for. While if it's all online, you won't have any fun looking for the book as you just search it up and bam, there it is.

I hope that doesn't actually happen. I tend to be much more focused reading a physical book rather than an e-book.

If books disappear, these places might as well turn into internet cafes.

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

16 Business Trips

What the hell?

17 Fast Food Jobs

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.

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.

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.

18 Handshakes and Highfives

Then how would we greet people?

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

19 Workplaces

Covid-19 may force all workplaces online.

20 In-Person Appointments

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

21 TV Stations

I love watching sports, I don't want to see this go.

22 Advertisements

Advertisements are a vital tool for marketing and reaching out their customers. There is absolutely zero chance advertisements would be "eliminated"

Ads are annoying! If you or a loved one have been hurt by an ad, you may be entitled to compensation!

AdBlockers might get stronger, add-ons like tampermonkey already make sure that websites cannot detect if you're blocking ads.

Why? It's how we promote, which in turn makes it easier to sell our products.

23 Books

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.

Just get an E-Book or Audiobook. Why learn from reading a book when you can watch it or listen to it instead? Plus Book printing is way more expensive than just getting an E-book. Comics should stay though but even they are on the net now

Can't die soon enough. What's more important? The book or the contents of the book? Let's quit wasting trees and energy transporting these leviathans all around the world.

Shut up, books are amazing. Yes I'm a modern teen (born in 2000's) and yes, I do my devices, but books are amazing. I'm expecting whoever put this here is most likely a gamer or a dropout or someone. #lovebooks

24 Public Schools

The heck is this doing on here? Online school sucks! Kids can cheat more easily, get distracted, and can look at memes on a different tab and not be noticed! The public school helps people focus better I speak from experience. In online school, I could not learn a thing but now that I'm back learning is so much easier and everything is clicking! One problem is that public schools sometimes indoctrinate students with politics and controversal views which should stop, that's my only complaint.

We need public schools because online schooling has proven to be terrible for multiple reasons. 1. Students can't get the same type of help they need. 2. Students can easily get distracted. 3. Students can easily cheat. 4. Most importantly, students need the ability to socialize or else our future generations will have no idea how to talk and be extremely socially awkward.

I'm doing online school right now, and I really don't like it. I love my school and seeing my friends. And what's the alternative? Private school? Yeah, not everyone is a billionaire. Keep 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

25 Cameras

See my comment about "torches".

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