Various familiar technologies to disappear in 2025

Various familiar technologies to disappear in 2025

news dateSep 01, 2017

By 2025, many technologies will disappear from our lives.

The world of technology keeps changing every single day, which makes various technologies soon become obsolete and replaced. The world in 2025 will certainly be a far cry from the present. And it is expected that the following technologies will disappear in 2025.

1. Game consoles

It's hard to imagine a world without video game consoles like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. However, if companies such as NVIDIA launch cloud-based gaming technologies, game consoles may soon become the past.


NVIDIA has just introduced GeForce Now, a game streaming (or remote gaming) service that allows players to experience more than 100 games at 60 frames per second and 1080p resolution. In particular, the game lag is super low and independent of the hardware configuration of your PC. Game graphics operations are performed on Nvidia's servers with Pascal GPUs and Tegra CPUs. This allows Nvidia to bring the latest gaming technologies to gamers without the need for new hardware to support it.

2. Wired chargers

Samsung has integrated wireless charging technology into the recent generation of smartphones. You just need to put your phone on the charging pad and wait for the battery to get full. There'll be nothing to do with the inconvenient wire as before. Rumor has it that the next generation iPhone may also be equipped with wireless charging technology. This technology is anticipated to become popular in the next few years.

Even further, some are looking forward to a future when Wi-Fi can be used to charge devices, completely eliminating any physical contact.

3. Physical storage device

Storage devices such as CDs, VCDs have quickly given way to USB drives or large external hard drives. However, the future belongs to the cloud storage services, and physical storage devices may vanish off the face of the Earth in a few years.


Why not? We are connecting to Wifi at home or LTE on the phone, and the surging speed of the internet is making it way easier to transfer large files. Companies like Box, Amazon and Google have offered attractive, affordable (or even free) cloud-based storage. Our files can be effortlessly uploaded and access wherever there is Internet connection.

4. Remote control

Remote control is now an indispensable accessory of the entertainment system in our living rooms. However, the introduction of voice-activated devices can change everything.

For example, you can give voice requests to Amazon Echo, Google Home... to adjust sound, switch TV channels, search content or open applications.... As you no longer need to touch the remote control again, it's understandable that this device will becomes a thing in the past.

5. Password

To be fair, the password is not necessarily a high-tech product, but it remains to be an vital feature of many technology devices. However, the recent trend is that those complicated passwords are getting replaced by biometric security technology such as fingerprint or iris scanning…

For example, the fingerprint sensor on your iPhone enables you to unlock the phone, authenticate transactions... In the long run, facial recognition technology will become more accurate and will, along with finger and iris scanning, replace passwords on devices and services.

6. Digital content transmission devices

Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV and Apple TV are gaining in popularity because they are cheap, easy to use and can make your TV "smart". However, smart TVs' emergence can put an end to the existence of these devices. According to a research by HIS, more than half of the TVs sold last year were smart TVs and this number is expected to sharply increase in the near future.

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