Things You Use Today That Won’t Be Around In 20 Years

Technology has rapidly changed the way we live, work, and play. For the past few decades, home computers, smartphones, and other devices have made a huge impact in how people function on a day-to-day basis. But this technology has also made some items obsolete.

Over the next 20 years, people won’t be using some of the things we rely on today, largely due to technological advances. This can involve everything from a glossy magazine you can get at a grocery checkout line to an alarm clock. Check out some of the items that are going the way of the Dodo bird…

Smartphones Will Eventually Replace Wallets

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Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

We carry many things in our wallets, including cash, credit cards, and our driving licenses. But eventually, we won’t have anything to put in them. Even now we can use apps such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay to buy Starbucks coffee and other items instead of using our credit and debit cards.

Physical IDs such as driver licenses may also eventually disappear if self-driving cars become the standard and we don’t need them anymore. Many people are currently using their phones in place of cash money exchanges, so it’s highly likely our phones will replace our wallets at some point.