So many things throughout history have gone from being totally legal to “verboten”, as the Germans would say.
Alcohol, not wearing seatbelts, and biking without a helmet are just a few I can think of right off the bat.
With that in mind, someone on Reddit asked what thing that’s legal now probably won’t be in 25 years.
You guys — the future isn’t looking all that bright if you ask me.
#15. Refusing to vaccinate
“Not choosing to vaccinate your kids thanks to the great plague of 2034.”
#14. Butt wipes.
“The butt wipes everyone started using.
They don’t dissolve like they’re supposed to, and have quickly become the leading cause of sewer clogs.
Many local sewer districts want them banned.’
#13. Poor puppies
“Any of those brachycephalic dogs.
French bulldogs are so trendy right now and they just have awful quality of life.”
#12. If they can get away with it
I do have to ask about the people saying “anonymity online”.
“I don’t disagree, per se, but I can’t see a possibility where any govt. could pull off that shit and get away with it.”
#11. You think?
“Not using recyclables, such as grocery bags.”
#10. Lock it down
I believe people will revolt the more spam calls starts annoying the hell out of us to demand the phone companies lock down their caller ID system.”
#9. Scary good
“I sincerely hope that using AI to analyze your online activity and create a portrait of who you are will be regulated.
AI is scary good at it and it can do a lot more damage than just tailoring ads.”
#8. You can’t have my iPhone
“Making intentionally shitty, essential products that break after a year so it forces you to buy another one.”
“Organizations being able to dump millions of dollars into political campaigns”
#6. A brave new world
“OTC codeine preparations will become illegal and some people will switch to illegal opioids that are more than 10X stronger.
Other medications might also become more restricted and become prescription only. Some might just disappear because doctors will prescribe something stronger if people are going to the doctors for it.”
#5. Here’s hoping
“Toddler beauty pageants.
God I hope so.”
#4. Anonymous no more
Something like tor that goes through other notes in other countries or masking your IP as somewhere else.”
#3. Rant ahead
“Super bright car LED headlights.
Why do we need the light output of a white dwarf for a f**king car?
You only need to illuminate a part of the road, not the entire surroundings plus the town 10 miles away, while burning the retinas out of my eyeholes.”
#2. Can you hear the people sing?
“Inflated college tuitions. I think this is something people are going to fight in years to come.”
#1. A bright light
“Predatory student loans.
I will never escape mine because I was 17 when I decided it was totally the right decision to take out 100k in private student loans to pay for undergrad. I was a gifted rural kid with a family of high school graduates who had no idea how to navigate the system, and now I owe Sallie Mae my life, forever, so that I could get a sociology degree.
I made the decision, but choosing to loan to me was predation, and I don’t think this will be legal after the next couple of presidencies.”
Yikes! A lot of those I completely agree with, including the toddler beauty pageants and the predatory student loans. Ack!
What do you think? Have any thoughts about what’ll be illegal in 25 years?
Let us know in the comments!