Once Considered Cool, These Inventions Now Are Totally Useless

SlappedHamPublished: October 4, 201661,053 views
Published: October 4, 2016

Life today isn't that much different from life back in the 1980s. There is no teleportation or interstellar space travel. There are no flying cars. There are no floating cloud cities.
But what we do have in abundance are those little inventions that make our lives just a bit easier: cell phones most of us can afford, longer-lasting batteries, GPS systems, high-speed internet, debit and credit cards etc.

However, every time has its own trends, technologies and inventions. Back in the ‘80 while most people were too busy putting their lipstick or blow waving their hair, a few were developing some really cool ideas. At least, they were cool in that time. Looking from this time distance, some of us might say "What a load of crap they were!"

However, the people born in the past century have become attached to those little now "meaningless" objects.

For example, do you remember the 3 1/2 inch Floppy Disks? They weren’t actually floppies at all. They were hards. For a high tech storage system, now they are used as a great Frisbee!

The First Mobile Phone ever commercially available was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x that went on sale in 1983. This "brick" allowed people on the go to communicate with one another without having to be tied to a desk. If you wanted to have one, then you needed to put your house under mortgage. Affording one was only a dream, the years later it became true for most of the people.

The Walkman technically was an invention of the 70’s, the Sony Walkman was released on the US market in 1980. It allowed trendy people to listen to music while they were on the go through a headset. Each cassette held minutes of music and the only way to choose your favorite song was to fast forward to the right spot of the tape.

If you are curious to see what the rest of the inventions are, play this video and find out!

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      jfeldredge · 1 week ago

      Technically, 3.5" floppy disks were still floppy. The media inside was flexible, but contained within an inflexible outer shell.