1. Fax Machines – When was the last time you used one (and didn’t wish you could have just sent an email instead)
2. Landline Telephones – Sure, we will always have *some* hardwired telephones around, somewhere – but when was the last time you saw one that wasn’t VOIP?
3. Printed Newspapers – With all the outcry for conservation, I’m frankly surprised this hasn’t happened already.
4. Cathode-Ray Tubes – Be honest – when you see one now, don’t you feel like it is an antique?
5. USB Memory Sticks / SD Cards / etc – USB sticks have gone down in price so much because both cloud storage and larger, faster, more reliable portable SSD drives are more preferable options. SD cards are not usually needed anymore for modern cameras, as they often have built-in wifi.
6. Standalone game consoles – As processing power gets higher, I think this will just become part of the “home media” server.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-technology-will-disappear-in-the-next-20-years
Originally Posted On: 2015-02-16