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26 Things That Blew Your Mind 15 Years Ago But Are Now Totally Worthless

The future seemed SO REAL.

1. A TV with a freakin' VHS player BUILT INTO IT:

2. Or, be still my beating heart, a TV with a DVD player in it:

3. See-through electronics:

4. iPhone apps where you drank fake beer:

5. Or iPhone apps where you could download a fake lighter:

6. And even before that, phones with internet on them in the first place:

7. Portable DVD players:

8. Car phones:

9. Those robot dogs that eventually died and just became things your parents tripped over:

10. Watches that lit up blue:

11. Aggressively thick big screen TVs:

12. That fish that everyone's uncle had for some reason:

13. Netflix's DVD service:

14. Hit Clips:

15. The original iPod with buttons:

16. Or some off-brand MP3 player that looked like this:

17. That paper toss iPhone game:

18. N64 rumble packs:

19. Those batteries that let you check how much energy was left:

20. Colorful ketchup:

21. Internet browsers you had to lit'rally purchase from a store:

22. That cassette tape that let your connect your iPod to your car stereo:

23. Directions you could just print out:

24. Gameboy snake lights:

25. CD players with 45 second skip protection:

26. And, finally, the ALPHA and the OMEGA... a VHS AND DVD player: