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03-08-2016, 09:06 AM #1
ocker1 Member
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according to some American bloke.

1. The Post Office

Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble there is probably no way to sustain

it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive.

Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

2. The Cheque

Britain is already laying the groundwork to do away with cheque by 2018. It costs the financial system billions of dollars a year

to process cheques.

Plastic cards and online transactions will lead to the eventual demise of the cheque. This plays right into the death of the post


If you never paid your bills by mail and never received them by mail, the post office would absolutely go out of business.

3. The Newspaper

The younger generation simply doesn't read the newspaper. They certainly don't subscribe to a daily delivered print edition.

It will go the way of the milkman and the laundry man.

As for reading the paper online, get ready to pay for it.

The rise in mobile Internet devices and e-readers has caused all the newspaper and magazine publishers to form an alliance.

They have met with Apple, Amazon, and the major cell phone companies to develop a model for paid subscription services.

4. The Book

You say you will never give up the physical book you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about

downloading music from iTunes.

I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered I could get albums for half the price without ever

leaving home to get the latest music.

The same thing will happen with books.

You can browse a bookstore online and even read a preview chapter before you buy.

5. The Land Line Telephone

Unless you have a large family and make a lot of local calls, you don't need it anymore.

Most people keep it simply because they've always had it. But you are paying double charges for the extra service.

All the cell phone companies will let you call customers using the same cell provider for no charge against your minutes .

6. Music

This is one of the saddest parts of the change story. The music industry is dying a slow death. Not just because of illegal


It's the lack of innovative new music being given a chance to get to the people who would like to hear it. Greed and corruption

is the problem.

The record labels and the radio conglomerates are simply self-destructing.

Over 40% of the music purchased today is "catalogue items," meaning traditional music the public is familiar with, older

established artists.

This is also true on the live concert circuit. To explore this fascinating and disturbing topic further, check out the book,

"Appetite for Self-Destruction" by Steve Knopper, and the video documentary, "Before the Music Dies."

7. Television

Revenues to the networks are down dramatically. Not just because of the economy.

People are watching TV and movies streamed from their computers. And they're playing games and doing lots of other things to

take up the time usually spent watching TV.

Prime time shows have degenerated down to lower than the lowest common denominator. Cable rates are skyrocketing and

commercials run about every 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

I say good riddance to most of it. It's time for the cable companies to be put out of our misery. Let the people choose what they

want to watch online and through Netflix.

8. The "Things" You Own

Many of the very possessions we used to own are still in our lives, but we may not actually own them in the future. They may

simply reside in "the cloud."

Today your computer has a hard drive and you store your pictures, music, movies, and documents. Your software is on a CD or

DVD, and you can always re-install it if need be.

But all of this is changing. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all finishing up their latest "cloud services." It means when you turn

on a computer, the Internet will be built into the operating system.

So, Windows, Google, and the Mac OS will be tied straight into the Internet.

If you click an icon, it will open something in the Internet cloud. If you save something, it will be saved to the cloud. And you may

pay a monthly subscription fee to the cloud provider.

In this virtual world, you can access your music or your books, or your whatever from any laptop or handheld device.

This is the good news. But, will you actually own any of this "stuff" or will it all be able to disappear at any moment in a big

"Poof?" Will most of the things in our lives be disposable and whimsical?

It makes you want to run to the closet and pull out a photo album, grab a book from the shelf, or open up a CD case and pull out

the insert.

9. Joined Handwriting

Already gone in some schools who no longer teach "joined handwriting" (LONGHAND) because nearly everything is done now

on computers or keyboards of some type (pun not intended)

10. Privacy

If there ever was a concept we can look back on nostalgically, it would be privacy. It's gone. It's been gone for a long time


There are cameras on the street, in most of the buildings, and even built into your computer and cell phone.

But you can be sure 24/7, "They" know who you are and where you are, right down to the GPS coordinates, and the Google

Street View.

The TV show "Person of Interest" isn't as far out as you may think. If you buy something, your habit is put into a zillion profiles,

and your ads will change to reflect those habits..

"They" will try to get you to buy something else. Again and again.

All we will have left with, and can't be changed, are "Memories"

Add: Stamps, Cash, Incandescent Light Bulbs, Maps, Churches, Enamel Paint, Cigarettes, 'Rubber' Tyres, Open Fires,
Virginity, Morality, and Common Sense.......
03-08-2016, 12:00 PM #2
ocker1 Member
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Just Knew you'd enjoy it Whitey
03-08-2016, 01:01 PM #3
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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It's (always been) a changing world.

Don't stress though. Bacon and Beer will always be in style. cheers.gif
03-08-2016, 04:37 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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At least until Sharia law is implemented. chuckle.gif


03-09-2016, 05:52 AM #5
ocker1 Member
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(03-09-2016, 04:16 AM)the white ribbon Wrote:  
(03-08-2016, 12:00 PM)ocker1 Wrote:  Just Knew you'd enjoy it Whitey

Oh I didn't read it, should I?





03-09-2016, 06:07 AM #6
Ninelives Singing In The Rain
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Look Up
03-09-2016, 07:31 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Reading can be painful sometimes. chuckle.gif


03-09-2016, 08:18 AM #8
Ninelives Singing In The Rain
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(03-09-2016, 07:31 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Reading can be painful sometimes. chuckle.gif

Sometimes !

Look Up
03-11-2016, 09:28 PM #9
Ruby Wolf Member
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This planet earth itself isnt f###ed up and screwed, but helplessly and delusionally trapped by greed driven denial humanity most certainly already is friggin doomed and quite severely condemned and damned and we have been for a very long time...

Thanx to our two faced back stabbing royal bloodline elite leaders, throughout the ages of our fallen civilization, willingly aiding and abetting interdimensional evil aliens, who discovered us and hijacked us and enslaved us and maybe even terra formed this world and created us, in exchange for the secret technology and the forbidden knowledge that our kings and queens and popes and presidents and dictators past and present have received and still are receiving, for at least many thousands of years...

For intentionally and malevolently f###ing over the rest of us, meaning our ancestors and our descendants, in other words you and i and our children and theirs, while acting like nothing unusual and sinister is going on, while talking like aliens and their flying saucers are not flying and traversing and landing all around us all the time, while those diabolical entities, mostly hidden stealthed and cloaked beyond our visible spectrum. are given a horrifyingly constant green light to deviously abduct us and manipulate us and experiment upon us us at will...
03-11-2016, 09:49 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Oooo, Happy belated Birthday, BV. I forgot 12.gif
03-11-2016, 10:15 PM #11
bohica Member
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(03-11-2016, 09:49 PM)Octo Wrote:  Oooo, Happy belated Birthday, BV. I forgot 12.gif

I've heard that before...........

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
03-11-2016, 10:49 PM #12
Ruby Wolf Member
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(03-11-2016, 09:49 PM)Octo Wrote:  Oooo, Happy belated Birthday, BV. I forgot 12.gif
Thanxs and to JR as well (*-*)


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