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What is one thing from NOW that people in the PAST would never believe we have or do now?

I can imagine going back in time and telling people that we purposely pay for bottled water. I can imagine them saying,"water? like what comes out of the tap?"


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 3:12 PM on May. 6, 2012 in Just for Fun

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  • Women being in charge of men.
    Single women buying homes and cars
    100's of television stations
    young children telling their parents what to do

    Answer by meooma at 3:23 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • we seemed so advanced now that i can't imagine what the answers would be if you asked this 20 years from now. although i do know schools are trying to go paper-free and have all homework and text material be on an ipad. so i suppose my daughter will be asking me someday, "you mean you had to carry actual BOOKS to school!?!" LOL

    Answer by tnm786 at 3:17 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • cellphones

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 3:16 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • How far back? Driving in cars and not horse drawn carriages would be something. As well as getting on an airplane and being 1000 miles away in just a few hours. Frozen pre-made meals, the microwave oven, washing machines, dryers, and dishwashers would freak them out. Even supermarkets and not having for forage for food is a great invention.

    Answer by robinkane at 3:18 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • yeah..i was thinking along tnm's line..but with all the niceties of cell phones...let's face it..they aren't phones at all! they do everything but wipe your arse.
    i mean, when was the last time you heard someone say they were buying a cell phone to use for the single purpose of calling someone? anymore, the 'icing on the cake' is that it makes calls.

    Answer by dullscissors at 3:17 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • hmm, probably the internet. i grew up in the typewriter days lol

    Answer by tnm786 at 3:14 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • Depends on how far back in the past. Can you imagine driving a car through the old west? Or showing them phones and light bulbs? Or birth control pills? When you think of all the things that have been invented to make our lives better, it's really amazing.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 3:19 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • Children are shielded from everyday life for their own "safety".
    A child can eat bacon or ham and not realize it comes from a pig.
    There are families where the adults do all the work around the house and children have no responsibilities.
    That we are so used to artificial flavors and genetically modified meat and produce, we can't say for sure what the actual thing is supposed to taste like.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:37 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • exercising

    Answer by Pucki at 4:32 PM on May. 6, 2012

  • Cell phones lol

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 3:19 PM on May. 6, 2012