The Internet is vast, and the things it can do for us is increasing day by day. It’s frightening and amazing at the same time to see so many things which can now be done digitally, thanks to the Internet.
The Internet has achieved huge feats for us, which couldn’t have been possible without it.
As much as it has brought “newer elements” into the world, it has also replaced the “older elements”, or at the least, provided a different way to experience them.
It’s The Conventional Way or the Digital Way.
Technology is changing the way we do any task, and it’s happening fast.
Here are 13 things technology is quickly replacing:
E-Books are gaining popularity quickly. They are becoming the changing face of books.
With the accessibility of a whole library in a thin slate, E-Books and their E-Readers are set to replace the conventional way to read.
More in less is becoming the motto of this generation, and E-Books are doing just that.
Although it’s mostly a mixed situation, many people own both books and Kindle, the digital way to reading is surely evolving.
Take a look at the wrist of today’s teenagers and you’re bound to see less wristwatches around. Who needs wristwatches when you can check the time in your flashy little phones anyways?
Wristwatches have become more of a style statement rather than a way to check the time, all thanks to Technology.
And let’s not forget wearables, Android 360, Apple Watch etc. are becoming another new phenomenon you can wrap around your wrists.
With more functionality than wristwatches, they are attractive, but their price is still a major turn-off to people who don’t have as much money to spend on expensive technology.
Bye bye, newspapers! Hello, News apps!
4. Booking Tickets For a Movie
Waiting in lines to buy tickets for movies is not a problem any more.
Apps like BookMyShow are the digital way to break the lines and buy tickets from your homes.
Want to buy stuff for the house? Need to get the awesome new Call of Duty game? Want an awesome hoodie for the winters?
But don’t feel like leaving the house to buy all the stuff?
Sit in your Pyjamas inside the warm comforts of your house, and buy it all through online shopping apps like Amazon!
Although more established in the Western Countries, TV streaming services like Netflix are becoming a foolproof way to watch your favourite TV shows anywhere, anytime, without all the hassles and problems of a television.
Nobody writes letters! Email and texting have definitely become the easier way around to talk to loved ones faraway.
Online Learning is the new way to knowledge. You don’t need to sit around in a classroom to learn, you can learn from the world’s finest experts, separated by distance, united by technology.
Online Learning has not completely replaced physical classrooms yet, but it’s a field which is rapidly evolving, and might become big in the upcoming years.
9. Alarm Clocks
These boxes of productivity are getting replaced by Smartphone alarms. What was once a necessity to every student and busy man, is now nowhere to be seen, unfortunately.
10. Music DVDs
Music streaming apps are becoming more and more popular than ever. Using music DVDs is becoming a thing of the past.
11. Drinking and Driving
More like “texting and driving”.
12. Physical Maps and Asking For Directions
Online Maps and GPS are making sure we’re never lost again, and even if we are, it’s with a map.
13. Memos and To-Do Lists
Another thing treasured by productive people, smartphone memos have made these extinct.
So much is being replaced by technology everyday, it’s amazing and frightening at the same time to see things that we once used now being replaced by digital alternatives.
It’s both good and bad, we are advancing, and at the same time, leaving treasured memories behind.
The world is changing everyday, and who knows what it’ll bring next.
So, what do you think, is the “digital way” empowering us, or transforming us into digital monsters? Whatever your thoughts, let me know through the comments section below!