Michael Jackson might never be forgotten. Nor would Asif Zardari’s “Can I hug you gorgeous Sarah Palin Aunty”! But there are things we grew up with which have gone extinct or are about to go extinct in the very near future. Young kids entering their teens will probably see them in a science museum. It’s time to pay tribute to these gadgets/ technologies/ instruments/ habits/ brands and bid them a well-deserved farewell!

 

Things already “almost” extinct:

 

1. Memorizing phone numbers.35mm-film

2. Not knowing whose calling you

3. Kentucky Fried Chicken (or as we know it as KFC)

4. Using a key to unlock your car.

5. 35mm films for camerassuper%20nintendo

6. Super Nintendo, Sega Mega Drive

7. Dialup internet

8. Floor Model Televisions

9. Joystick!

10. Floppy disks

11. Video Cassette and Players

12. Audio Cassettes and Players

13. A walkman!

14. Wrangler/ Lee JeansVHS-Kassette_01_KMJ

15. Rolling down your car window

16. Writing letters

17. Going to a travel agent to purchase tickets

18. Going to a police station to pay for traffic fines

19. Going to a bank to wire or transfer funds

20. Regretting on missing something your friends saw on TV (Youtube!)

21. Waiting for hours to download a movie

22. Chat rooms (MIRC, YahooChat etc)

23. Polaroid cameras

24. Doing research in a library as opposed to “Googling!”

25. Rewinding tapes and getting angry at someone who didn’t rewind the VHS after watching it

 

Things that shall be extinct in 2-10 years:

 

1. Electric wires (Yes everything will be made wireless)

2. Waiting for your favorite show to actually be ON to watch it (TiVO, ShowBox etc)

3. Searching for Wifi signal to connect to the internetDesktop PC

4. Personal Computers (Desktops)

5. Going to a video store to rent a movie

6. Knowing what a Polaroid is!

7. Cars without parking sensors

8. Paying more for long distance calls from your cell phone as opposed to local calls

9. Being untraceable

10. Sony Ericsson and Motorola cell phones

 

 

 

Things that shall be extinct in 20-40 years:

 

1. Paper moneyl_41d7b55f9bfc86ddb4d9383168bd9c12

2. Gasoline (replaced by alternative fuels)

3. LCDs, LEDs or any kind of physical displays. Images/Videos will be displayed in air.

4. Having neat handwriting

5. School bags with books in them

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