You Might Be Nostalgic For Your Smartphones In Twenty Years
Smartphones are here to stay, right? Will you miss your smartphones in twenty years?
You’re Going To Miss That Smartphone
You might be nostalgic for your smartphone in twenty years. According to SWNS Digital, you just might be longing for that vintage iPhone 15 Pro, or your retro Galaxy S23 in twenty years. Heck, I still miss my Blackberry! Best phone ever. From its raised keyboard, to its little roller ball, I miss it, and think about it often. *sniff*
The top answers in a poll that SWNS did were really interesting, and might be hard to believe right now. But they asked 2000 people on nostalgia. Many of whom defined ‘nostalgia’ as something that reminds them of a specific event in their life. Events like their childhood, or a favorite TV show and/or movie.
As we get older we many of us become nostalgic about all sorts of stuff. From movies and TV shows, to how simple life was before the Internet. But now, really think about it: What is something you think you might be nostalgic about in 2043? It’s not that far off, considering it was just 2003.
The top answer in this poll was – SMARTPHONES. 52% of people think we’ll be nostalgic for our smartphones. Will they just not exist twenty years from now? Or maybe everything will just be in our fingerprint, and we’ll have a microscopic speaker in our earlobe? “Will we say thing like, “hey, remember your old iPhones? Before they were implanted directly into our head?”
Also in that category of smartphones was augmented reality apps, and TikTok songs. Ok, maybe the latter is fine. And we can also stop dancing to ‘My Boo’ now.
But Will You Really Miss Crop Tops?
I don’t know when crop tops were ever really new. They just kept coming back. The 60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s – now. Pretty much always. But 22% think we will be nostalgic for them. Why? It’s a shirt you paid full price for, but only got half of.
Same with bootcut and flare jeans. They’ve gone in and out of style since the ’70s. But 43% say they will probably miss them. Don’t worry – I’m sure they’ll be back in 2044.
Working from home will be nostalgic, says 34% of the people that answered the SWNS poll. Seems like at that point the opposite would be true, and working at an office would be missed. But I guess many think you’ll all be back in a cubicle in 2043.
It all remains to be seen. And as Ferris Bueller once said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
One thing I AM certain of – Taylor Swift will still be around. And probably doing her New Eras tour.