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10 Things That Will Probably Be Extinct By 2025

Bye, things. Watch Lifetime's new drama, The Lottery, premiering this Sunday at 10/9c, to see what the world could look like in 2025 when the next endangered species is us.

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1. DVD and Video Rental Stores

Videos are dust already, but sadly, DVDs will probably be gone too within the next 10 years. So those stores that rent them out? Forget about it. Gone. Bye.
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Videos are dust already, but sadly, DVDs will probably be gone too within the next 10 years. So those stores that rent them out? Forget about it. Gone. Bye.

2. Fax Machines

There's nothing more satisfying than the sound of a fax gurgling through an ancient fax machine. Just kidding! There are about a thousand things more satisfying than that. Like cheese, and emails. Bye, fax machines. We won't miss you.
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There's nothing more satisfying than the sound of a fax gurgling through an ancient fax machine. Just kidding! There are about a thousand things more satisfying than that. Like cheese, and emails. Bye, fax machines. We won't miss you.

3. Analog Televisions

There might be a few of these left now, but there's no way they'll exist in 2025. By then, our televisions will be floating, three-dimensional smart TVs that will know what we want to watch before we even do. Adios, analog.
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There might be a few of these left now, but there's no way they'll exist in 2025. By then, our televisions will be floating, three-dimensional smart TVs that will know what we want to watch before we even do. Adios, analog.

4. Landline Phones

Our phones will probably be built into our brains by 2025. Say goodbye to your trusted landline today because, he or she is a dying breed.
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Our phones will probably be built into our brains by 2025. Say goodbye to your trusted landline today because, he or she is a dying breed.

5. Cell Phones

Hold on, cell phones are going to be extinct as well? Kind of, maybe. We won't be carrying them, we'll be wearing them on our faces and controlling them with our minds.
Jeramey Jannene (CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: compujeramey

Hold on, cell phones are going to be extinct as well? Kind of, maybe. We won't be carrying them, we'll be wearing them on our faces and controlling them with our minds.

6. Newspapers

Sad, but true. Most newspapers will exist only on the internet in 2025. It's too hard to talk about. Next.
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Sad, but true. Most newspapers will exist only on the internet in 2025. It's too hard to talk about. Next.

7. Car Keys

By 2025, these old metal things will be nothing more than giant pink art installations at French airports, probably.
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By 2025, these old metal things will be nothing more than giant pink art installations at French airports, probably.

8. The Yellow Pages

Oh, boy. You've already outstayed your welcome, Yellow Ps. You're on your way out, and fast. Close the door behind you.
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Oh, boy. You've already outstayed your welcome, Yellow Ps. You're on your way out, and fast. Close the door behind you.

9. Post Offices

When our packages are delivered by drones and our mail is sent electronically, what part in this world does the poor post office serve? No part, unfortunately.
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When our packages are delivered by drones and our mail is sent electronically, what part in this world does the poor post office serve? No part, unfortunately.

10. Supermarket Cashiers

By 2025, supermarket people will surely be replaced by machines. In other words, these guys and gals will be "checking out" too. Sorry.
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By 2025, supermarket people will surely be replaced by machines. In other words, these guys and gals will be "checking out" too. Sorry.

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Well, at least on Lifetime's new drama, The Lottery. Tune in to see what the world would be like if the next endangered species were us. Premiering this Sunday at 10/9c.