The types of problems we deal with depend on the times we live in. 15 years ago, something as small as it taking forever to download a file on the internet or watching the Red Ring of Death appear on your Xbox 360 could ruin your day. But these problems simply disappeared with time because trends and technology have changed so much.
Read on for a list of problems most of us faced way back in school that almost nobody cares about now—from scratched CDs to your iPod running out of juice (which is still a problem for me personally). Scroll down, upvote your faves, and let us know in the comments which of these problems were the most annoying for you.
Tech has changed loads in the last decade and a half. Think about just how important smartphones are in our lives right now: you no longer need a separate cell phone and MP3 player. What’s more, the internet for your phone is incredibly cheap nowadays. I think that nobody’s nostalgic about the prices of mobile internet in the mid-2000s.
Meanwhile, most of us can no longer wrap our heads around activities like renting a movie at your local store (instead of turning on Netflix) or waiting for 9 PM to call somebody because it’s cheaper that way (instead of calling them whenever we want because calls are cheap).
Whether we like it or not, the world and tech are changing faster and faster around us. Entrepreneur Peter Diamandis told The Guardian that the pace of tech innovation is about to accelerate. A lot.
Removing the faceplate of your car stereo so it wouldn’t get stolen
Having to wait for your disposable camera pictures to develop only to find out you ruined them with your thumb
“I can palpably feel how fast things are changing and that the rate of change is accelerating. In the next 10 years, we’re going to reinvent every industry on this planet, but the change is one that is for the benefit of masses, whether it’s in longevity or food or banking,” Diamandis said.
“Communication networks, sensors, robotics, augmented and virtual reality, blockchain, and AI are all exponentially improving. But they are also being interweaved and converging: for example, AI with robotics,” he explained.
The entrepreneur gave some examples of what we can expect to see in the next decade, such as car ownership being a thing of the past and AI taking care of your shopping. Meanwhile, we might even be trying on new clothes in the mall with the help of Virtual Reality! It all sounds scary and exhilarating at the same time, don’t you think?
Having to push buttons up to 3 times to get the letter you wanted.
Today’s kids will never understand the struggle of trying to maintain coolness after the song you were singing to on your cd started skipping