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Car Mirrors
In recent years, camera-and-display setups have become standard in many higher-end cars. Each manufacturer may have their own pet name for this technology (see Honda's LaneWatch, BMW's Surround View, ans Lexus' Side Monitor), but it's all essentially a closed-circuit television system for the area surrounding your vehicle.

These systems are advantageous over a purely mirror-based system in that they (utilize occasionally ingenious methods to) cover blind spots, present driver information (e.g. speed, directions, proximity to obstacles), and just see the world better (low-light vision). And you'll soon be seeing a lot more of them.
Last year, the government announced that manufactures would be required to include back-up cameras in all new cars by May 2018. Tesla has announced its desire to take things a step further by replacing all side-view mirrors with cameras—this would provide all the benefits of a camera-and-monitor system but also allow for more aerodynamic designs.
As we make the transition to driverless cars—or even just as we utilize more partially driverless cars that can do things like parallel park—our vehicles will require more cameras and sensors. And since these monitoring systems are so much more versatile, they will supplement—if not completely replace—our cars' century-old reliance on millennia-old technology.

Cords and Chargers
The unsightly wires and cords that once ruled our technological lives are on the outs thanks to the continued development of technologies such as Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi networking. Sure, these technologies haven't yet banished all the wires, but chances are very good that several of the accessories around you right now (your phone, printer, keyboard, or mouse) have, at the very least, the ability to communicate with one another without a physical connection.
Of course, there is one wire we haven't been able to get rid of: The one that connects your gadgets directly to The Grid. I'm talkin' plugs and chargers. But even these fixtures of modernity may soon face retirement. For we are now entering the era of wireless charging, which, just for starters, will banish the need to carry around a phone charger. In the very near future, you'll just lay your device down on a charging surface—no cords required.
While the technologies behind wireless charging have been around since the days of Telsa, they've only recently translated into viable consumer products. According to the research firm Markets and Markets, various new forms of wireless charging are expected to grow exponentially over the next five years.

A little further down the line, researchers have begun experimenting with technologies that can wirelessly charge a device from anywhere, even right in your pocket. No contact required!
Pretty soon, consumers will be annoyed if they are forced to plug a device into another device instead of having it all just happen magically through the air. It'll be that same sort of annoyance you feel today when an app or website takes an additional two seconds to load. Like you have time for that nonsense!

Most Live Human Operators

To be a consumer today is to deal with robot customer service reps. While these automated operators don't make you feel particularly valued by the companies you patronize, perhaps you can take some solace in the fact that their voice-recognition skills have improved tremendously over the past few years.

Today, these automated customer service systems are chiefly used to identify customers and their reason for calling before they are placed in queue to speak with a human operator.
But here's the worst-kept secret in customer service: the support you speak with on the phone are usually just following a script (which is probably based on a computer-guided algorithm they have on a computer in front of them).
It's likely that an increasing number of companies will opt for their customers to deal directly with that algorithm—either on the phone or through the Web—rather than spend the money for a mass bank of human operators.

Read more:  https://www.pcmag.com/article/336890/10-...te-by-2025

To understand what a wave of the future might look like today, I looked at past technological innovations like iron metallurgy, gunpowder, and antibiotics. I found they all began as ripples of change but soon became steep waves because whatever the discovery involved, it led quickly to extremely useful stuff. Note the abrupt steepening of the curves in the "Historic Waves of Technological Change" graph.

Today there are several waves of change still out there at sea. The first headed our way is generated by the fact that integrated circuits are shrinking in size, which tends to about double the speed of computers every 18 months or so. Moore's Law, as this curve is called, predicts that all kinds of digital devices will either perform the same job in smaller packages, or the same-sized devices will do twice as much. So in 20 years a Pentium chip will either fit in a die 1/10,000 its current size, or it will keep its size and have roughly 10,000 times its current processing power. A similar concept holds true for solid-state memory devices. RAM chips double in capacity every year and a half or so, and magnetic disk drives are on a steeper curve, doubling in performance every nine to 12 months.

Another big "eureka!" wave headed our way formed from recent attempts to map the human genome. Just as solving a jigsaw puzzle gets progressively faster as the puzzle nears completion, a rush of gene-based therapies is likely to follow rapidly in the next two decades from unraveling the nucleotide puzzle that makes our cells do what they do. In fact, decoding our genes could be the single greatest inflection point in human history because, unlike previous discoveries that perturbed an ocean of stuff around us, genomic science could fundamentally change who we are.

Consider the "Contemporary Waves of Technological Change" graph. It indicates that computer capabilities and genetic medicine are likely to follow exponential growth curves that echo the major technology inflections preceding them, creating an array of high-performance products 20 years from now. But early in this same period, as shown in the "Projected Worldwide Oil Production" graph, half the world's known oil supply will have been used, and oil production will slide into permanent decline. This will not be an ersatz crisis like the oil embargo of the 1970s but a permanent change in the energy landscape, in which plenty of oil will still be available but not at today's prices. Shortly after the downturn in oil production and associated price increases, industrialized nations might face threatened economies, not to mention the growing geopolitical power of countries holding the world's reserves.

Energy-efficient innovations will arise from this crisis and alter all of our lives significantly. Indeed, this is an example of technology that must be invented to maintain the standard of living we now enjoy. Perhaps the most interesting thing about change is what it carries with it. So follow me into the future to discover not only what the semiconductor, genomic, and energy-conservation waves will sweep away as they pound the shore but also what surprises they will bring.

http://discovermagazine.com/2000/oct/featobsolete

I have noticed over the years that we develop new technologies and the old ones become obsolete and we replace whatever we were using with the new tech.  We are a technological species we humans.   This is how we have made most of our advancements and progress is by our use of tools.  Other animals use tools too but not on the scale that man has been able to.  I used to think my Grandparents had been through a lot of technological change but now I think that happens to every generation.
-Sivil