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Items here now won't be there then
« on: 10 August, 2021, 11:16:42 am »
Ok next question: What items that are commonplace today are going to see quaint, weird or inexplicable in 30 years time?

(Obvious answer: internal combustion engines, hopefully)

Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #1 on: 10 August, 2021, 11:20:27 am »
Ok next question: What items that are commonplace today are going to see quaint, weird or inexplicable in 30 years time?

(Obvious answer: internal combustion engines, hopefully)
Landlines.
TV licence.

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Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #2 on: 10 August, 2021, 11:26:58 am »
Ok next question: What items that are commonplace today are going to see quaint, weird or inexplicable in 30 years time?

Desktop computers, obviously.

I'm betting laptops will go the same way.
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Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #3 on: 10 August, 2021, 11:27:09 am »
Ok next question: What items that are commonplace today are going to see quaint, weird or inexplicable in 30 years time?


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Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #4 on: 10 August, 2021, 11:36:25 am »
Diesel trains, according to the people who run the railways.

Perhaps there will be a retro revival of CDs.

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Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #5 on: 10 August, 2021, 11:45:35 am »
Ok next question: What items that are commonplace today are going to see quaint, weird or inexplicable in 30 years time?

(Obvious answer: internal combustion engines, hopefully)
Landlines.
TV licence.

Should be another topic?

Anyway, banknotes and coins.

Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #6 on: 10 August, 2021, 11:47:34 am »
Ok next question: What items that are commonplace today are going to see quaint, weird or inexplicable in 30 years time?

(Obvious answer: internal combustion engines, hopefully)
Landlines.
TV licence.


Should be another topic?

Anyway, banknotes and coins.

Your probably right.

Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #7 on: 10 August, 2021, 12:38:10 pm »
Ok next question: What items that are commonplace today are going to see quaint, weird or inexplicable in 30 years time?

(Obvious answer: internal combustion engines, hopefully)
Can the mods split this topic?
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Re: Items now won't be there then
« Reply #8 on: 10 August, 2021, 06:07:34 pm »
Diesel trains, according to the people who run the railways.

I expect they’ll persist for a long while yet in places like Leftpondia and Captain Cook's Mistake.
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #9 on: 10 August, 2021, 06:11:20 pm »
Clutch pedals.

(I'm fairly sure that they will vanish a long time before steering wheels)
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #10 on: 10 August, 2021, 06:12:23 pm »
Crocs

"What, they put these slimy slippery plastic things on their feet? WTF were they thinking?"

Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #11 on: 10 August, 2021, 06:30:20 pm »
Non electric hybrid bikes.

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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #12 on: 10 August, 2021, 07:35:47 pm »
The Netherlands, or the majority of it in any case.
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #13 on: 10 August, 2021, 07:49:34 pm »
This reminds me of a Star Trek joke which is unrepeatable, well, anywhere.

Anyway, the NHS.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #14 on: 10 August, 2021, 09:25:50 pm »
USB flash drives
Paperclips  :o
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #15 on: 10 August, 2021, 10:26:03 pm »

Breathable air...

Easily accessible drinking water...

Healthcare...

governments...

I may be pessimistic, but my retirement plan is societal collapse...

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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #16 on: 11 August, 2021, 01:09:33 am »
Retirement plan?  Murder the most odious Tory you can get your hands on and spend the rest of your natural getting three meals a day and a nice cosy cell* with hot and cold running drugs all courtesy of the taxpayer.

* According to the D**ly M**l
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #17 on: 11 August, 2021, 08:31:52 am »

Breathable air...

Easily accessible drinking water...

Healthcare...

governments...

I may be pessimistic, but my retirement plan is societal collapse...

J

Already retired, my plan is to die before all that.  Today's kids are all very well with their "OK, boomer" but by being born in the mid/late 40s MrsT and I managed to hit the sweet spot, so all the above are still readily available (this year at least).  The OK-boomerists are going to cop it, and shove it up 'em for being so bloody cheeky.
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #18 on: 11 August, 2021, 08:53:45 am »
I wonder about rooftop TV aerials and satellite dishes. Won't the future all be streamed to us (& directly into our eyeballs)?
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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #19 on: 11 August, 2021, 09:16:36 am »
Yep. Living room TVs in general might go the way of the big living room stereo system.

Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #20 on: 11 August, 2021, 09:26:59 am »
Books.

Everything will be published in "e" form.  Some old nostalgic crusties and a few museums and libraries will maintain tonnes and tonnes of bound paper volumes purely for nostalgic and research purposes no doubt: but mostly, they will be gone.

Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #21 on: 11 August, 2021, 09:30:51 am »
I wonder about rooftop TV aerials and satellite dishes. Won't the future all be streamed to us (& directly into our eyeballs)?

We do not have any rooftop reception equipment.  All of our TV content is streamed through fibre and a small length of copper into the back of the smart TV which now has Freeview available in it's list of apps fed direct from the interwebs. 

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Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #22 on: 11 August, 2021, 11:08:50 am »
Houses above ground.  Mobile phones.

 
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always results in deserts

Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #23 on: 11 August, 2021, 11:25:33 am »

Breathable air...

Easily accessible drinking water...

Healthcare...

governments...

I may be pessimistic, but my retirement plan is societal collapse...

J

This, pretty much.

Re: Items here now won't be there then
« Reply #24 on: 11 August, 2021, 11:31:33 am »
Corded headphones

USB cables. Everything will use some horrendous wireless signal (like bluetooth, but prob worse and much less power-efficient).

Coal fires.

Personal computers (laptops or desktop). The IT world is shifting to thin client (see MS latest Windows versions).
That prediction might go completely wrong, and nearly everything shifts to distributed computing. However I doubt it. The power advantages of using centralised server centres are too great.


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