Even if you are not old now, the day may come when you feel old.
Let’s take a look at what might trigger that reaction from someone born in 2023.
1. Pay with plastic
With the rise of mobile payment apps like Apple Pay and Google Pay, babies born in 2023 may never learn the concept of paying for anything with a piece of plastic, let alone paper cash.
Instead, you might just wave your smartphone at the payment terminal at the store.
2. Payment for 2 lines
Some people pay for both landlines and cell phones in their homes. As mobile phone use has skyrocketed, landlines have become less common — less than 30% of Americans i have one at home.
You can explain to kids today that the emoji icon (an old handset) is like a phone when phones were wired to the wall. But kids won’t understand why you plug the phone into the wall.
3. Call a taxi
Remember standing on the pavement and waving at oncoming traffic, hoping someone in a yellow cab would pull over? You will spend a lot of time watching the prices rise.
As ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft grow, it’s increasingly possible to check fares and tip drivers without exchanging cash with just a few taps on your smartphone screen. It’s becoming commonplace.
4. Use Western Union for money transfers
Western Union is no longer in the business of exchanging telegrams, but competitors such as MoneyGram offer money transfer services.
However, today’s youth are more likely to use payment apps such as Venmo and Zelle to send money with just a few taps on their smartphone screen.
5. Print Subscribing
In the old days, the trees were withered so that newspapers could be read. Books, magazines and catalogs were also printed on paper that could be read freely without charging the battery.
But if babies born in 2023 are going to pay for media, they’re more likely to use digital-only subscriptions.
6. Playing CDs
Baby in 2023 will be missing out on the delicious satisfaction of holding that new, unwrapped music CD you bought on your trip to the mall. They also don’t know the frustration of trying to remove the cellophane wrapper.
However, you won’t miss paying more than $10 for a single album. They’ll probably pay that much (inflation-adjusted) each month to subscribe to a streaming music service that gives them unlimited access to their favorite songs.
7. “Pound sign”
Children may never know that what we now call “hashtags” were used to indicate pounds, a measure of weight (like 5# for “five pounds”). Sometimes used to indicate “number” (like the number two pencil).
Future youth may not know the history of this symbol, but they will still practice the key. The discreet # symbol was introduced to Twitter in 2007 when software developer and Twitter user Chris Messina suggested using the symbol to organize topics and identify groups within tweets. Thank you for giving me new life.
“He chose the # sign because it was an easily accessible keyboard character on a 2007 Nokia feature phone and was already used by other techs in other Internet chat systems.” CNBC writes.
8. Shopping in stores
Babies today may not know why you want to leave home to buy things you need or want.
With clothes, books, meals, toys, electronics, tools, and groceries on our doorstep, it’s hard to imagine a world where almost everything isn’t delivered by drone.
9. Enjoy privacy and anonymity
A photo of today’s kids will be posted on Facebook before the smell of a new born baby is gone. From then on, pretty much everything they do, eat, and think can be broadcast over the internet, by their family and then by themselves. will stay there in
Will they learn to pay attention before posting?
10. Calling on Public Phones
“Public phone” means holding your smartphone over the cash register, right?
Public phones and phone booths are dinosaurs. All that’s left is borrowed time.
new york city decided to remove Spring 2020, the last public telephone booth in the city. May 2022.
11. Get Directions
In the pre-digital era, you needed to know where you were going before you left home.
If that didn’t work, I had to have a map in my car or ask a gas station clerk to tell me which road to take.
It’s not just the instructions that have disappeared. Getting lost is old. No more excuses for not finding your way, unless your phone fails or your GPS flashes.
12. Write a check
In the past, it was unimaginable that one day we would be able to pay by waving our phone over a terminal in a store.
Instead, people wrote down the amount they owed on paper issued by the bank. It was called Check.
They signed it and gave it to the person or shop they owe the money to. The payee brings or mails the check to the bank and exchanges it for banknotes or deposits the amount into an account.
A baby in 2023 may know nothing of this.
13. Plain old coffee order
Coffee had very few choices of black, cream, sugar or cream. and sugar.
Now it can take almost as long to order a whipped up skinny, half-café grande mocaccino as it does to drink it.
14. Purchase an incandescent bulb
Children born this year know only the brilliance of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), which use a fraction of the power of incandescent bulbs. Also, you may not be able to switch to a new form of lighting before you go to college.
15. Circus ticket purchase
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus stopped using elephants in their performances in 2016. The company had been criticized, picketed and sued by animal rights groups for its treatment of elephants.
The following year, the 146-year-old circus performed the last performanceended a travel spectacle that has excited generations of Americans.
Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which produced Ringling, said the decline in ticket sales after Zou’s departure, combined with soaring operating costs, led to the end of the circus. Said I told you
16. Worry about latecomers
You get there on time, but your friend is late.
Before, there was no way to get a message that your friend was stuck in traffic or something else happened. Kids today can use tracking apps to see their friends’ progress until they leave the house, move to a location, and park.
17. Bring your lodgings into the arcade
Yes, there was a time when video games were the size of a small closet. Space Invaders, Asteroids and Pac-Man were popular titles.
Of course you didn’t play these at home. You went to the arcade—with a quarter full of pockets—to play. That would seem like a quirky habit for today’s babies.
18. Sports before Michael Phelps
Children born in 2023 will live in a world where there are always swimmers with 23 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals at the Olympics.
Phelps won on aggregate 28 Olympic medals Before retiring at the age of 31 at the 2016 Rio Games, he had the most Olympic medals in history.
19. Remember phone numbers
I knew my friends, family, and work phone numbers so I didn’t have to look them up in Rolodex every time. (The card holder pictured above is Rolodex.)
Now all you have to do is remember your number to tell someone when you first meet them.
Mobile phones have replaced address books and Rolodex. They remember other people’s contact information, if not birthdays, anniversaries, and shoe sizes.
20. I know nothing
Who is the 19th president? What is the capital of Latvia?
In the past few years, if you didn’t know the answer, you had to go to the library or look it up in an encyclopedia (a large book of general knowledge listed alphabetically by topic). Asking Siri was unheard of. (By the way, Rutherford B. Hayes and Riga.)
21. Use of Phonebook
White pages and yellow pages mean nothing anymore. Using your smartphone to look up a phone number on the Internet is faster than looking it up on a paper page in a physical phone book.
Talk about speed. Perhaps your phone will also offer to make calls on your behalf.
22. Learn to spell
In the old days, if you didn’t know how to spell a word, you would look it up in a dictionary until you found it.
Then you need to get close enough so that the spell checker on your computer or cell phone can recognize what you’re looking for.
23. Make prank calls
Caller ID makes this awkward childhood pastime more or less impossible.
Years ago, adolescents would call taverns, bars, or family-run grocery stores and ask silly questions like, “Is Prince Albert in a tin?” I had something to entertain.
The poor shopkeeper would often hang up, rummage through the store looking for that brand of pipe tobacco, come back and say yes.
The silly youngsters turned to the phone and yelled, “Well, better get it out before it suffocates!”
Furious shopkeepers had no way of knowing who was calling, so they were able to hang up, knowing their anonymity was safe.
24. Using dial-up phone modems
In the early days of the Internet, when landlines were the norm, computer modems needed access to telephone lines to connect to the Internet.
Those old modems were weird and often unreliable, flashing lights and Weird beeps and squeaksChildren today never know their quirks.
25. Conversation at Dinner
Babies today will know a world where it is socially acceptable to slam your phone on the table at the beginning of a meal and leave it on the table in case something goes wrong.
You may not imagine a time when your family ignored a ringing landline phone in another room because dinner with the people in front of you was more important.
26. Watch Tom Petty, Mary Tyler Moore and James Brown perform
Kids born in 2023 will see Tom Petty perform in concert, Mary Tyler Moore wearing a hat, and James ‘Godfather of Souls’ Brown proclaiming ‘I feel good’. I will never see you do it.
Gone are many of the entertainment greats that our parents and grandparents enjoyed. Perhaps what made these greats seem so special was that radio stations played much the same popular music and there were a handful of television networks dominating the airwaves, so Americans for the most part shared a common entertainment culture. Because I was doing