Tech Innovations That Seemed Like Ultimate Breakthroughs At The Time But Are Now Nearly Completely Forgotten

    You can’t always guess what the future will hold. But you can bet your bottom dollar on one thing—there’s bound to be a whole bunch of tech breakthroughs that seemed incredibly important at the time only to have been left by the wayside.

    Here are findings of tech innovations that seemed so amazing just a handful of years ago but which sound bizarre, hilarious, or even useless now. Check them out below

    #1 These iPhone Apps Where You Drank Fake Beer

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    #2 Movies On An iPod With A 2-Inch Screen

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    #3 TVs With A VHS Player Built Into Them

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    Nobody can deny that the pace at which technology changes is incredibly fast. So much so that some of us get left behind, clinging to what’s familiar, safe, and doesn’t require us to feel like we’re already pensioners.

    #4 Remember When Laptops Used To Have That Little Rubber Clit For A Mouse?

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    #5 See-Through Electronics

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    #6 Watches That Lit Up Blue

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    #7 Netflix’s DVD Service

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    #8 Robot Dogs

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    #9 Thick Big Screen TVs Only Rich Kids Had

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    #10 Car Phones

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    #11 Cassette Tape That Let You Connect Your iPod To Your Car Stereo

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    #12 Batteries That Let You Check How Much Energy Was Left


    #13 A DVD Or VHS Player In A Car

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    #14 Portable DVD Players

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    #15 Digital Mp3 Players With These Songs

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    #16 The Original Ipod And The Million Buttons It Had

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    #17 The Motorola Razr. Still The Coolest Cell Phone To Be Produced

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    #18 That Singing Fish

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    #19 Fake Lighter Phone Apps

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    #20 Paper Toss iPhone Game

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    #21 Having The Option And The Ability To Update Your Facebook From A Text Message

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    #22 Phones With Internet On Them In The First Place


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    #23 CD Players With 45-Second Skip Protection

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    #24 Hit Clips

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    #25 Digital Cable And Being Able To Watch A Ton Of Useless Channels

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    #26 A TV With A DVD Player In It

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    #27 The GE Alarm Clock That Everyone Seemed To Have

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    #28 Those Backwards Seats In Station Wagons

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    #29 Cd Players That Held Multiple Cds At Once

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    #30 Pagers Are Now Collecting Dust

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    #31 Can I Interest You In A Sidekick II With Aol Messenger?

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    #32 Old School PC Microphones

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    #33 Speakers That Attached To The Monitor

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