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From the moment that I found out my wife was pregnant with our first child, a son, I’ve thought of his development in terms of tech. When pregnancy sites described our six-week-old fetus as the size of a “lentil,” I referred to him as the length of an RFID chip. When the doctor said he had reached 1.3 pounds, I told all my friends that my son was the size of an iPad. When he was born this week, he was about the size of an HP Envy 15, though unfortunately his cries did not use Beats Audio.

As my newborn son grows to match the size of a mid-tower desktop, a large-screen TV and eventually a server rack, I can’t help but think about all the gadgets he won’t even remember using that were so important to his dad. I’m not talking about long dead-and-buried technologies such as the VHS recorder or the 35mm camera. Rather, I’m thinking about devices and concepts most of us use today that will fall out of mainstream use so soon that he either won’t remember them, or will only have very hazy memories of having lived with them.

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A fun little article. Discuss.
 
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50% of the things on there will still be around, it is really hard for me to trust what yahoo says and talks about.
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Originally Posted by downlinx View Post

50% of the things on there will still be around, it is really hard for me to trust what yahoo says and talks about.

It's not Yahoo, they are just posting it I believe.

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By Avram Piltch, Laptopmag.com | LiveScience.com – Sun, May 13, 2012
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though unfortunately his cries did not use Beats Audio.

UNFORTUNATELY? You don't want babies crying with added bass!
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I agree with most other than:

Movie Theaters - There will always be a market for multiplex cinemas.
Desktops - I don't see people moving to all in ones completely. There will always be that market for people like us.
Edited by Juganot - 5/15/12 at 12:03pm
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No way movie theaters are going anywhere any time soon. I agree the prices are outrageous, but unless On Demand actually starts carrying decent in theater movies, I'll be going to the theater. But good luck trying to get movie companies to buy into the idea that the movie should be available right from home for $7 total, instead of $15 per person. The Avengers is making going to make over a billion dollars, if it isn't there already, I don't see how this guy seems to think that studios are going to let Comcast or some cable company put it On Demand for $7.
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I'm never giving up my mouse.
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Wired Home Internet, Dedicated Cameras and Camcorders, Movie Theaters, The Mouse, Remote Controls, Desktops, Slow-Booting Computers, and Phone Numbers. I think we have a while untill we get rid of these. I was wondering what might give this guy credibility and read the top "By Avram Piltch, Laptopmag.com " then thought back to him saying no more Desktops doh.gif
    
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I can agree with most except...

1. Wired home internet. With things such as Thunderbolt which can transfer files at extremely high speeds, ISPs (satellite won't be reliable during solar storms because they probably will be turned off to prevent damage), etc.

2. Dedicated Cameras and Camcorders. I can definitely say camcorders will probably die off, but not dedicated cameras. Unless smartphones and other devices with cameras in it can reach match the performance of DSLRs in their time, I doubt it.

3. Desktop. I wasn't sure if they were serious.
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Mouse - It will lives on forever due we are still have the majority of gamers. Motion sensor... no it's not possible in some games and there are still need a controller for it.

Desktop - Same idea, custom PC will lives on probably not retail pre-made PC. Which is why most retail are leaning into tablets and ultrabook now.


Anything allows room for custom made or built will last because there are always people who wants it.
 
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