Top 10 Everyday Things that Could Be Eliminated by 2030

The Top Ten
1 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!

2 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?

3 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.

4 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.

5 TV Remotes

Just replece all the TV channels with one government funded education channel that also sends news and important messages.

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!

6 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?

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

The Digital Dollar is picking up steam and while it may be less popular, it may be the new norm sometime, hopefully not.

Toilet paper is worth more. Use studs and bricks as currency instead.

10 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?

You can bully people because of other things too like ideology or sexual orientation.

The Contenders
11 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.

12 Business Trips
13 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

14 Workplaces

Covid-19 may force all workplaces online.

15 Bullying

Do not sacrifice innocent individuals.

16 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.

17 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.

18 Music Albums

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

19 TV Stations

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

20 Cars in Towns

Cars in town are awful.
1. They kill people by crashing
2. They kill people by poisoning the air
3. They kill the drivers because they get lazy and fat and eventually get a heart attack
4. They take place parking everywhere
I hope cars are replaced by electric bikes and scooters which are more economical and don't have the 4 aforementioned disadvantages.

You can't replace the gas-powered car until oil supplies runs out and even then we have dangerous electric cars which, when crashed, cause hazardous electrical fires.

21 Cameras
22 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

23 Jails/Prisons
24 Books

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

25 Democracy

There already is no democracy.

Not yet but far-left democrats, racist groups (KKK, Nazis, Antifa, BLM), communists, fascists, anarchists, trans, Islamic state is making democracy fall hopefully that doesn't happen

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