9 things that might disappear in our lifetime

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    Haven't written a check since last December. Had my landline turned off around 6 months ago and don't miss it at all.

    Some of those things I would miss.
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    Is that you Rachel Jeantel? :ninja:
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    I like good handwriting but mine is so bad I can hardly read it myself. Always admired people who had nice handwriting.
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    I can't remember the last time I wrote a check. My handwriting was terrible. But I decided to work on it. Went real slkw real purposeful. Now it is neat. Not fast. But readable. I want my great great grandkids to know me. To see my letters my thoughts myfears and my ideas. I want them to know how I wrote and why. I do trust a flashdrive or cloud to last long enough to be handed down. Nkt lime a journal will be.

    And since cancer has visited me...well lets just say I won't be arou d to see my great grandkids. I am hoping and praying to see grandkids...so these writkngs will be part of my legacies.
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    Hope you see them too. Sorry to hear you have the Big C.
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    Had it. Kicked it ass...well sort of. It beat up for three years..took parts of my body...and side effects from the surgeries and chemo suck...but beat the crap.out of dying. Too many in this world are dying from cancer. But we would all rather worry about how much our neighbor weighs, michelle I bamas lunch plans and how many trips our presidents take.

    Kill cancer and make the wod a better place. If we can spy on the taliban from mandill with a drone in iraq, record every conversation in the country and clone a sheep...we can cure cancer. We just don't. Too much money. Lime everything wrong in the world. Too much money.

    Sorry for the rant.
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    Nope. We all face hardships. Mine has an easy name to recognize. But I haven't had to face divorce, a child's death, (or parents yet) or many other equally horrible thing. I am stronger and more mellow now (yeah drugs) and ready for the rest of my life. We all need to rant some cry some laugh some and figjt some. I think it would do all of some good if we did more of each.
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    I've said for a long time that if we spent a big portion of the money used to kill each other on ways to help each other we would be much better off.
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    See Blade Runner. Watched it again the other night for first time in a while and hadn't even realized that it's supposed to take place in, if it remember correctly, 5 years from now. What's interesting to me is what's exaggerated and what's missed. Flying cars, perfect cyborgs, mile-high skyscrapers and advanced global warming contrasted with little black and white TV units that function like payphones. Just looked at my smartphone and laughed. So amazing when you think about it, yet so mundane.
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    What about phone numbers. Up until cell phones, I used to know everyone in my circle of family and friend's phone numbers and could memorize them in a matter of days. I think the only one I could come up with now, if pressed, is my dad's and it's the been the same one since I was 12yo.
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    One book that will never, never go away. The Bible. Yes it's digital but in no way replaces a study Bible. Digital is too hard to navigate and certainly tough to hand out.
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    well you're going to GET yore wish...your grandkids will PAY for it how-ever...and CURSE...:sick:
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    I hadn't realized we were so close to the time period of Blade Runner. We are also only 2 years away from Back to the Future 2.

    In 2012, there was a time capsule opened that had predictions from Science Fiction writers of 1987. It was an entertaining read.
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    And I better get a damn hoverboard in 2015!!!

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    Yeah this one was the real puzzler here. Land line phones? Books? Handwriting? Sure. However, as WGB pointed out, these are delivery devices, and they will probably go extinct because of new and better versions. Music? It has to be something the specialization you're describing that confuses someone to think that it will disappear.
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    While we are on this topic, the fax machine definitely needs to go extinct today. If one more person tells me that they won't accept an electronic version of a document and instead needs a "fax", I am going to absolutely lose it.
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    Very good story from Planet Money on the cost/benefit of the paper dollar:

    Should we kill the dollar bill?
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    Music will not disappear. Right now it sucks because music conglamorates are scared of anything new or innovative. They do not want to promote new music, pioneer new sounds. All they want is money. That is way almost every artist sounds the same. It is also why someone lime adele comes in and is a huge hit so fast. Different sound. Breath of fresh air.

    Something will happen. U derground music is easier and easier to distribute. Easier to get. More music coming out of europe now is readily avaiable. The music industry will be forced to change. I hope we go back to a time when music was like science...pushing expanding inventing trying. Not some just some money making formula for big companies.

    Right now music equals
    Cute young person plus sound board plus catchy tunewith angst equals money.
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    I agree that a lot of these young singers all sound alike. It is nice when you can pick out a voice from the crowd.

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