I was thinking about the many things that didn’t exist when I was born (at least to the average American) and that I take for granted now.
What do you think you would miss the most? Which ones do you wish we could do without?
Here are a few of the inventions that I thought of:
central air conditioning
pocket cell phones (remember car phones?)
live world-wide (or even coast to coast) news broadcasts
birth control pills
World Wide Web
Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML)
Satellite global positioning for navigation (boats and cars.)
Then there are the little things:
Disposable lighters (flick your Bic)
Then there are all the things from the 20th century (since my mother was born, in 1906).