5 Tech Products That Will Allegedly Be Gone in 5 Years
Time.com posted a list of 5 tech products that are going to die in the next five years. Some will be and that’s fine. Others are going to like Steven Segal: hard to kill.
DVD and Blu-ray players – They say streaming will probably become the only way to see movies at home.
It may be the dominant way people watch movies, but they said the same thing about CDs and they’re still around, not to mention the fact that CDs didn’t even make this list.
Standalone GPS units – Every smartphone can do what a GPS does. Most new cars are sold with GPS built-in. The market for standalone GPS units from companies like Garmin and TomTom has declined more than 15% per year since 2008.
They’re probably right about this one, but I don’t like it. I like having a GPS that only does GPS. It permanently stays in the car and no one ever calls it.
Point-and-shoot cameras – Smartphone cameras now do just about everything a regular digital camera can do. So camera companies are phasing out their low-end models, to focus on SLRs and compact system cameras.
I don’t care if point and shoots go away. The good cameras with good optical zooms aren’t going away anytime soon.
Car keys – Most new cars don’t have them anymore. But in the next few years, everything in most cars will be controlled by smartphone apps, including the locks.
OK, but what happens if my cell phone batter is dead? Can’t use the car charger. I’d rather have a keypad or finger print scanner.
Dial-up Internet – Only 3% of Americans still use dial-up. Satellite Internet service is better and cheaper than it used to be.
You mean dial-up wasn’t already dead?