Tanning beds - 10 years from now there will be even more examples of why these are a bad idea
Newspapers - We use ours for spray-painting projects.
Magazines - We’ll miss smelling the perfume strips! Okay, no we won’t.
Keyboards - and key pads in general. Touch screen all the way, baby!
Landlines - Curly phone cords will be the new dinosaur bones.
Flip phones - We will miss snapping them closed after a phone fight.
Marijuana bans - We can’t wait for weed commercials.
Yellow Pages - Yellow paper manufacturers worldwide, take heed.
Cash - and it’s a shame, because it’s starting to get very interesting looking.
Cameras - Your phone is already better than anything Ansel Adams worked with.
Pretending to eat corn on the cob like a typewriter - Instead, we’ll pretend to eat it like a 3D printer.
Voicemail - Because they should already just be sending you texts.
Watches - Yes, dads of the future will be even harder to shop for.
Nail polish - You’ll be peeling your manicure on and off. No more cotton balls!
Facebook - Some experts are putting a seven year shelf life on the social behemoth.
Car keys - There will be a button or combination lock or whatever. Just know it won’t get lost.
Checkbooks - These already belong in museums.
Office buildings/office culture - Telecommuting: wave of the future! Rejoice, pajama-makers!
Redbox kiosks - They will have their moment, then vanish as suddenly as they appeared.
Non e-books - Your Sweet Valley High books will be treasured family heirlooms.
Same-sex marriage bans - Wedding cake bakers, the gold rush is coming.
Plastic cutlery - Compressed starch cutlery only, folks.
Styrofoam anything - We can’t wait ‘til someone invents an edible doggie bag box.
Post offices - The only thing keeping it afloat currently is our Amazon addiction.
Chalkboards - Whiteboards, overhead projectors and computer projectors are so much classier.
Neckties - When was the last time you wore one? Uh-huh.
The march of time has already dragged from society’s clutching grasp fax machines, beepers, CDs and shutter shades (sorry, guys, they are sooo over) and last week a futurologist said PCs will be next. But with the exponentially raised pace of technology the next 10 years are going to see even more everyday things relegated to “artifact” status. And we say: Good riddance! Frankly, we welcome a world with less clutter and more streamlined technological gizmos. Here’s our gallery of 26 things we predict will be in storage boxes piled around a gleaming new hover car in our garage by the end of the next decade.
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