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Updated by Shane Carlson on Sep 09, 2014
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Things That Technology Should Have Killed by Now

I am compiling a list of things that we use everyday in our personal and business lives that should have already dissappeared based on the technology that exists today.

Please add to this list and vote up the things you see as most important.

1

Paper Receipts

Paper Receipts

Starbucks and Apple have gotten this as have online retailers. Why can't the rest of the retail world?

11

Credit Cards

Credit Cards

Let's see, I am going to carry around something small that has a ton of identifiable info and access to a large amount of money that can be easily duplicated and most people happily swipe them without checking to see if you are actually the person supposed to be using it.

5

DVDs and BluRays and Game Discs

DVDs and BluRays and Game Discs

Seriously? I know we see more digital content every day, but Walmart still sells billions of these every year. Quit locking my media up in plastic, give it to me where I want, when I want.

14

Residential Mailbox

Residential Mailbox

Probably the #1 source of identity theft. Plus all that junk mail that goes straight from mailbox to recycling...

16

Power Cords

Power Cords

Tesla was onto this. So why do I still have to sit near a wall plug, buy an inverter for my car, and trip over tangled cords all the time?

6

ID Cards

ID Cards

Either get me a chip already or find another way to figure out who I am.

8

Flush Toilets

Flush Toilets

Why cant my house be powered by Human Waste yet?

4

Expense Reports

Expense Reports

Ok, maybe they shouldn't have to die, but there has to be a better way.

9

Land Lines

Land Lines

I pay $50 a month for something that I never use.

10

TSA

TSA

Freedom Pats hardly feel secure or comforting.

13

Steering Wheels

Steering Wheels

Forget all the promises that were made to me in my youth that I would have a flying car by now, where is my autodrive? I thought I saw a car driving itself the other day, but it turned out to be an 88 YO woman who couldn't see over the wheel instead.

17

Shoelaces

Shoelaces

Velcro doesn't count.

2

Newspapers and Magazines

Newspapers and Magazines

I know they are dying, but each month I still get enough of these to kill a forest.

3

Restaurant Menus

Restaurant Menus

There should be an app for this already... You should be able to see a menu and place an order pretty easily.

7

Car Keys

Car Keys

Why don't I have an app for that yet?

15

Report cards

Report cards

All the graded papers that come home and then goes to the recycling bin at the end of the year

18

Concrete

Concrete

It's literally just water, sand, rocks, and limestone.

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12

Textbooks

Textbooks

Did you know that after teacher's salaries, the next biggest expense for any School District is Textbooks / Curriculum? The first company to offer a school district a free ruggedized ebook reader dominate that market.

19

Checks (or Cheques)

Checks (or Cheques)

It's great that we have Smartphones that scan and deposit our checks - but why do we still have checks in the first place?