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What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 12, 2017 12:55PM
Brutal line from The Simpsons episode that made me laugh/cry at the same time. I have predicted that still photography as we know it will someday cease as we know it and cameras will be video that still grabs are procured from.

Bart: What do you do?
Phoebe: I am a wildlife photographer.
Bart: Wow, two things that won't exist in twenty years!





What things do you think will not exist in 20 years?







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Re: What will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: pdq
Date: October 12, 2017 12:57PM
Typewriters!

...What's that? Really?

Never mind.
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Re: What will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 12, 2017 01:05PM
Elephants
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Re: What will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: archipirata
Date: October 12, 2017 01:08PM
Half of us geezers on this forum.



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Re: What will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 12, 2017 01:13PM
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archipirata
Half of us geezers on this forum.

He was asking about things.

What things do you think will not exist in 20 years?
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Randalls
Date: October 12, 2017 01:25PM
Cable Television
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 12, 2017 01:30PM
"tick-tock" - in twenty years, kids will ask what it means and you'll have to take 10 minutes explaining it... but the sound itself will be soon be completely gone.

LOTS OF SERVICE JOBS

I suspect that Starbux will be almost completely automated in 20 years and LOTS and LOTS of other jobs will be GONE.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 12, 2017 01:33PM
Equifax
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: October 12, 2017 01:34PM
hard drives
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: October 12, 2017 01:36PM
Sometimes I have my doubts that traditional marriage will survive.

pRice: anyone can take a picture, but it takes a photographer to make a great one. Still, I agree that the mediums of still and motion photography may merge for all practical purposes.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 12, 2017 01:40PM
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Ammo
Sometimes I have my doubts that traditional marriage will survive.

pRice: anyone can take a picture, but it takes a photographer to make a great one. Still, I agree that the mediums of still and motion photography may merge for all practical purposes.

price is worried about automatic photography - devices that capture EVERYTHING. It would only require one photo editor to do the job of a team of photogs. For example, one guy at Sports Illustrated could do photo essays of every game on any sunday in real time while sipping his mai-tai on a beach in the south pacific. Every stadium will have this 'device' built in - no need for any photogs.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: TLB
Date: October 12, 2017 01:43PM
suburbia
retail stores, except maybe grocers
the US two party system
about half of the brick & mortar higher ed institutions and degrees will be an anachronism. More education will be JIT specialized training.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 12, 2017 01:45PM
Colleges. Except for the on-line type.

Truck drivers. Except for the kind that sit behind a few displays and move trucks by joy-stick, 10 at a time.

Pilots. See: truck drivers.

Miners: See: pilots.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: billb
Date: October 12, 2017 01:48PM
your rights

and likely any last vestiges of privacy



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 12, 2017 01:58PM
Sears.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 12, 2017 02:02PM
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billb
and likely any last vestiges of privacy

Maybe there will be a boom in the tin foil industry. How many rolls to cover an 1800 SF house? Regular and heavy duty numbers please. /s



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 12, 2017 02:06PM
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mikebw
Sears.

Our Sears located in our mall is closing. It was front page news (above the fold) earlier this week in our local newspaper.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: October 12, 2017 02:19PM
Land lines.

Customer service.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 12, 2017 02:21PM
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Ammo
pRice: anyone can take a picture, but it takes a photographer to make a great one. Still, I agree that the mediums of still and motion photography may merge for all practical purposes.


One step at a time, still photographers will be less and less as automation takes over.


Here is an automated photo studio for product photography.
[www.popphoto.com]
[petapixel.com]
[youtu.be]

A Dutch company called StyleShoots has created machines that can cut fashion shooters out of the picture altogether. The new StyleShoots Live machine lets a stylist and model capture video and stills on their own, without a photographer. This super-charged photo booth lets anyone control lights, backgrounds, camera motion, editing, and other creative aspects of a simple setup through a built-in iPad, then export finished files in a wide variety of formats—even 4K video or high-resolution stills.

The StyleShoots Live incorporates a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with a Canon EF 24–105mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM lens, along with 12 high-CRI LED panels custom made by Rotolight and even a reflector with a white side for bounce and a black side for shadow. A 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro serves as the control panel, while an embedded Mac Pro processes all of the data using proprietary software. It's rather an ingenious contraption, as the launch video from the company demonstrates.








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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 12, 2017 02:24PM
You want fries with that?



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: October 12, 2017 02:26PM
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Randalls
Cable Television
This one sounds more than likely to me.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 12, 2017 02:47PM
Macs, and most computers as we currently know them.
Newly made cars with internal combustion engines

And I disagree about B&M colleges - time and again most students have rejected online learning at all levels. They do it only when forced, not by choice.

(and sadly, BillB has it right I'm afraid)



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: 3d
Date: October 12, 2017 02:52PM
White Out.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: raz
Date: October 12, 2017 03:18PM
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lost in space
Customer service.

Customer service exists today, and will exist in 20 years. But the monetary threshold will have risen. That is to say, you can walk into Macy's and rummage through the shirts. Or, you can walk into Brooks Brothers and have someone measure you and take you to the appropriate selection.

Similarly, if you call up (say) Fidelity, the phone system knows which class of customer you are and will route you to the appropriate queue (or answer directly if you warrant it).

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3d
White-out

Decades ago, a good friend got married. His wife was somewhat overly painted, and managed to get lipstick on his collar before the obligatory photographs. I sent the flustered hotel flunky to the office for wite-out, and we painted his collar.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: October 12, 2017 03:36PM
Radio Shack.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 12, 2017 03:55PM
Taxis.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: rz
Date: October 12, 2017 04:22PM
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Dennis S
Radio Shack.

He said 20 years from now, not 2 years ago...
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 12, 2017 04:27PM
Radio Shack has been going out of biz for 20 years, maybe in another 20 they'll actually be gone.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 12, 2017 04:27PM
40% of current jobs will be 100% automated.

I think the top thing to end is salaried employment.

Even most (not all!) doctors are replaceable.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 12, 2017 05:16PM
Dishonest politicians... WAIT!!

I meant HONEST politicians!!



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Re: What will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: October 12, 2017 05:20PM
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space-time
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archipirata
Half of us geezers on this forum.

He was asking about things.

What things do you think will not exist in 20 years?





"After a time, you may find, that having is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."

- Mr. Spock



“There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.”

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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 12, 2017 05:24PM
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sekker
40% of current jobs will be 100% automated.

I think the top thing to end is salaried employment.

Even most (not all!) doctors are replaceable.

I would think the opposite as salaried employees work extra hours with no additional pay.

I'd go a step further and say employees in general will be gone, workers will be independent contractors.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: October 12, 2017 05:50PM
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Ombligo
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sekker
40% of current jobs will be 100% automated.

I think the top thing to end is salaried employment.

Even most (not all!) doctors are replaceable.

I would think the opposite as salaried employees work extra hours with no additional pay.

I'd go a step further and say employees in general will be gone, workers will be independent contractors.

If minimum wage keeps going up, then unskilled workers are going to find themselves replaced by machines. Ordering Kiosks, assembly devices for food, AI doing drive through orders etc. A McDonalds will have a single manager on staff to make sure things keep running and that is it.

There will be more salaried workers because 1. They work more hours. 2. Those are the decision makers and people responsible.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 12, 2017 05:57PM
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C(-)ris
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Ombligo
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sekker
40% of current jobs will be 100% automated.

I think the top thing to end is salaried employment.

Even most (not all!) doctors are replaceable.

I would think the opposite as salaried employees work extra hours with no additional pay.

I'd go a step further and say employees in general will be gone, workers will be independent contractors.

If minimum wage keeps going up, then unskilled workers are going to find themselves replaced by machines. Ordering Kiosks, assembly devices for food, AI doing drive through orders etc. A McDonalds will have a single manager on staff to make sure things keep running and that is it.

There will be more salaried workers because 1. They work more hours. 2. Those are the decision makers and people responsible.

all of that is gonna happen regardless of minimum wage
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: October 12, 2017 06:27PM
Affordable clean water



Once we place nonhuman animals outside our sphere of moral consideration
and treat them as things we use to satisfy our own desires,
the outcome is predictable.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: hal
Date: October 12, 2017 06:46PM
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Affordable clean water

if that's true then you might was well ad poor people to the list... or maybe just people.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: October 12, 2017 07:19PM
Cash, cell phones, desktop computers, the Constitution.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: October 12, 2017 07:47PM
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Affordable clean water
Yeah, I’ve heard more than a few educated guesses that water might be the next oil. I can see a not too distant day when water is not the ubiquitous, virtually free (in first world countries) commodity it is today.

In home or neighborhood/apartment complex wastewater recycling, fresh water as a premium/luxury product, maybe even as extreme as part of whatever pay you get being in the form of fresh water credits.

Beyond that, paper based media virtually gone. Though both the printing industry and 2D images will hang on as packaging, if nothing else, will still demand their use. Though add another 50 to 75 years and maybe we’ll see embedded tech in consumers that overlays images on blank packaging using augmented reality. Consider chip based packaging that uses cookies and profiles on your embedded device to tailor packaging (and pricing?) on the fly to suit the each consumer.

Or maybe it will be digital ink that will let companies roll out new packaging via a ‘reboot’ sent to retailers’ networks. Maybe we’ll see a quantum leap and finally make a jump to replicators or 3D printers, will and packaging — along with the attached waste and expense — becomes a thing of the past.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 12, 2017 07:48PM
This forum
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 12, 2017 07:52PM
Fewer salaried equals more contractors - think Uber-style employment where most workers are replaceable (the working platform means workers compete for the available jobs).

What else will be gone? The Middle Class.

I do not want this to happen, but it is the most likely scenario unless there is a major economic change.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: October 12, 2017 07:57PM
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hal
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Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Affordable clean water

if that's true then you might was well ad poor people to the list... or maybe just people.
You’re missing the market opportunity for things like water purification tablets that will let you drink water from the tap and only get a little sick. Or maybe we should all be investing in the companies that make Breva and P?r water filters now, and get in on it the before the boom.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 12, 2017 07:59PM
Chauffeurs and taxi drivers.

Uber / Lyft may still be in business, but their drivers might not.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 12, 2017 08:10PM
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bfd
Chauffeurs and taxi drivers.

Uber / Lyft may still be in business, but their drivers might not.

If the transition to self driving cars really catches on, there may come a day when conventional driver operated cars will be banned from roadways for safety reasons.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: October 12, 2017 08:36PM
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GGD
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bfd
Chauffeurs and taxi drivers.

Uber / Lyft may still be in business, but their drivers might not.

If the transition to self driving cars really catches on, there may come a day when conventional driver operated cars will be banned from roadways for safety reasons.


Uber is working much hard on their automated driving fleet.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 12, 2017 08:47PM
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pRICE cUBE
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GGD
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bfd
Chauffeurs and taxi drivers.

Uber / Lyft may still be in business, but their drivers might not.

If the transition to self driving cars really catches on, there may come a day when conventional driver operated cars will be banned from roadways for safety reasons.


Uber is working much hard on their automated driving fleet.

Things that are hard to fully imagine today - like email or the internets were 50 years ago - can easily happen.

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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 13, 2017 12:56AM
Facetime on an apple Watch. Im sure they have prototyped it.



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: October 13, 2017 07:24AM
....it is already gone.....decency, taking responsibility, selflessness......



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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Acer
Date: October 13, 2017 03:24PM
Cleveland Browns Superbowl rings
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 13, 2017 04:31PM
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bfd
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pRICE cUBE
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GGD
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bfd
Chauffeurs and taxi drivers.

Uber / Lyft may still be in business, but their drivers might not.

If the transition to self driving cars really catches on, there may come a day when conventional driver operated cars will be banned from roadways for safety reasons.


Uber is working much hard on their automated driving fleet.

Things that are hard to fully imagine today - like email or the internets were 50 years ago - can easily happen.


All cars would need to be automated in order for me to get inside one.
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Re: What things will not exist in 20 years?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 14, 2017 09:04PM
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Acer
Cleveland Browns Superbowl rings

I think the OP was angling for those things that might be surprising.



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