Technology has made our lives easier and mundane tasks less time-consuming. It’s hard to believe how much our devices have transformed the way we live. In only a few short years, once routine tasks and tools now seem hopelessly out of date. Would anyone place an ad on the personals page of a local newspaper? Sounds so Victorian!

Here are a number of things that are now unnecessary in our high-tech world. Teenagers may shrug, but if you’re 20 years or so older, you may smile with nostalgia.

20 Tasks Changed by Technology (click here)


1. Memorize a phone number
2. Use a phone book to find a company to do work around your house
3. Park your used car on the street with a sign that says it’s for sale
4. Figure out math in your head
5. Call a family member to ask where they are
6. Telling time by hands on a clock
7. Make photo albums
8. Have a CD or record collection
9. Make mix tapes
10. Call a theater to get movie times
11. Record your favorite programs on tape
12. Watch shows when they are broadcast live
13. Run to the store for a last minute gift
14. Cut things out of the newspaper
15. Send a handwritten letter
16. Looking up the spelling of words in the dictionary
17. Use a phone booth
18. Carry enough change to make a phone call
19. Use a travel agent
20. Getting your old checks back from the bank every month
1. Memorize a phone number
2. Use a phone book to find a company to do work around your house
3. Park your used car on the street with a sign that says it’s for sale
4. Figure out math in your head
5. Call a family member to ask where they are
6. Telling time by hands on a clock
7. Make photo albums
8. Have a CD or record collection
9. Make mix tapes
10. Call a theater to get movie times
11. Record your favorite programs on tape
12. Watch shows when they are broadcast live
13. Run to the store for a last minute gift
14. Cut things out of the newspaper
15. Send a handwritten letter
16. Looking up the spelling of words in the dictionary
17. Use a phone booth
18. Carry enough change to make a phone call
19. Use a travel agent
20. Getting your old checks back from the bank every month

1.  Keys
2.  Blackouts
3.  Fast-food workers
4.  The clutch pedal
5.  College textbook
6.  Dial up internet
7.  The plow
8.  Your Neighborhood Mail Collection Box
9.  YOUR PRIVACY
10.  The Incandescent Lightbulb
1. Keys
2. Blackouts
3. Fast-food workers
4. The clutch pedal
5. College textbook
6. Dial up internet
7. The plow
8. Your Neighborhood Mail Collection Box
9. YOUR PRIVACY
10. The Incandescent Lightbulb

Your PRIVACY:
Now that our lives are so dependent on computers and so much of our personal information is on line, the biggest issue, that will likely continue far into the future, is our loss of privacy.

If you have ever been online, assume that you already have no privacy and act accordingly. To use most services, you have to opt-in to lengthy terms and conditions that allow your data to be accessed and analyzed. Every mouse click and keystroke is tracked, logged and potentially analyzed and eventually used by web site managers, marketers, and unfortunately could be accessed by hackers and other ne’er-do-wellers.

Tracking devices are set to boom, as sensors are added to appliances, lights, locks, HVAC systems and even trash cans. Also, Wi-Fi signals can be used to track movements, from where you're driving or walking down to your heartbeat. Retailers will be able to track how you walk around their store and what products you choose. Also, facial-recognition software will be able to change display advertising to personalize it to you (time for a mask?). Transcription software will be so good that many businesses will soon collect mountains of phone-conversation data to mine and analyze.

And consider this: Most of us are currently carrying a tracking device — a mobIle phone. Our phones are loaded with sensors and GPS data. Is it linked to a FitBit? If so, you probably opted in to lengthy terms and conditions that allow your data to be used in any number of ways by any number of people.

The next time you purchase a device, download an app or type your email on a site, just consider the impact it may have on your privacy,

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