November 01, 2008

Things that will feel dated 15 years from now

In this interesting posting, Scott Anthony thinks about some small, everyday things today that will feel dated 15 years from now. Notice, for example, what he writes about parallel parking stress:
"Back when I was learning to drive, I spent an inordinate amount of time getting tips from friends and family about parallel parking. Today, many of us will pass a prime parking spot because of the fear of parallel parking.

The increasing sophistication of automobiles obviates much of this fear. An increasing number of cars have sensors that emit sounds as the car's bumpers approach other objects. Some cars have cameras showing graphical overlays of where your car's tail will end up as you turn. Some cars even do the parallel parking for you. What was a teenager's nightmare will become as simple as the touch of a button."
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