I have a friend who works for a grocery store chain and he’s constantly telling me that in 10 years, those places will have very few employees because of technological advances…and I think he might’ve said something about robots, too…

Whatever the case, you know that things are gonna look quite a bit different by the time 2030 rolls around…

Will his prediction come true? We’ll see…

People took to AskReddit to discuss what they think won’t exist in 2030.

Let’s take a look.

1. No more excuses.

“Missing office work or school due to extreme weather.

Everything has an online option now, and a lot of people have either solar panels or generators on their houses.

Schools and workplaces won’t accept extreme weather as an excuse to not be there by 2030, that is my belief.”

2. Fall of the mall.

“Malls.

Because online shopping is becoming the norm and causing them to shut down and leave them to be torn down or just left to rot.”

3. Hmmmm…

“Opinions, it’s already happening.

You have to comply and agree with the masses or else risk being ‘cancelled’.”

4. I really hope not.

“Movie theaters.

I think since people have gotten a taste of watching new movies at home that will be the new norm.

I know there are still some people that prefer to the theater but there’s just too many issues with theaters today to stay viable.”

5. No more stick shift?

“Manual Car Transmissions.

Considering how few people buy them now, and with the future of electric cars, manuals will dissapear within the next 5-10 years I’d say.

The typical combustion engine is an interesting debate. Although I’m not a fan of electric myself, it’s undeniable that most new cars being produced by 2030 will be electric. Some outliers here and there, but for the most part it will just be electric.

That’s not to say combustion engines will dissapear, unless a law is made against it or enough time passes by to have them d** out, the future of combustion engines are pretty much doomed.”

6. Lighten up!

“People with sense of humor.

A lot of humans are offended with everything these days.

It pi**es me off.”

7. Yikes.

“Skiing in the Alps.

Most oil companies.

Snapchat & Tik Tok.

Cheap cow meat made from real cows.

Fish in the oceans.

The Amazon.”

8. Let’s hope not.

“The United States.

At some point in this decade, the fascist party will succeed in preventing enough of a peaceful transition of power, through a combination of court-stacking, gerrymandering, revocation of voting rights, legislation to ignore the will of the voters and arbitrarily decide on electoral votes, and tacitly condoned right-wing v**lence, that what’s left of democracy in this country will cease to function.”

9. Alarming.

“Individual intelligence due to the over reliance on technology and quick/easy access to echo chamber internet communities.

The number of pseudo intellectuals walking around today seems to continue expanding at an alarming rate.

Most of these people can’t even think for themselves and it’s pretty sad.”

10. Disappearing coasts.

“A lot of islands and coastal areas.

King tides are already devastating, it wasn’t too long ago that an island was literally erased off the map by a storm, driven by human induced warming.

This will accelerate greatly with temperatures already beating projections for worst case climate change scenarios.”

11. Wow.

“New private home ownership in the US.

Unfortunately, this isn’t hyperbole either. Zillow and other entities with serious conflicts of interest, large scale home builders, investment firms and foreign corporations are buying up everything they can at an exponentially increasing rate.

If we don’t get the Fed Gov to nix this soon, only people who will own homes are those who have already purchased, and those that get really lucky… Well, and the wealthy, nothing ever really applies to them anyway.

Caveat – I mean in urban and suburban areas… In rural areas it’ll take longer for them to buy up everything.”

12. Probably.

“Water fountains.

They’re all gonna be replaced by more sanitary touchless water bottle refill stations.”

13. A scary thought.

“Free speech. Or, more specifically, freedom of speech as it relates to employment, insurance, credit, etc.

I’d bet $20 that by 2030, everyone’s going to have access to pretty much anything another person has ever said online and will use that info to discriminate against (or grant preferential treatment to) the person based on how that person’s views align with the person doing the digging.”

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