10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade

Technology has been advancing at a faster rate than ever in the 2010s, and for the most part it’s made our lives pretty awesome. I mean, how many of you are reading this on a smartphone right now? The funny thing is, it wasn’t that long ago that a lot of the things we take for granted weren’t around in the same way. We had to deal with things like…

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1) Hoping the video store had what you wanted to rent

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Engadget

2) Paying for ringtones so your flip phone would sound cooler

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Samsung

3) Printing out Google directions

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Giphy

4) Having to clean a mouse ball

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Computer Dust Solutions

5) Needing the mirror to take selfies with

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade

Click to the next page for even more technological inconveniences we don’t have anymore.

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6) Download speeds

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade

7) Storage size

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Wikimedia

8) Listening to a skipping CD

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Hardware Secrets

9) Needing an Encarta CD to look things up

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Microsoft

10) Needing one of these to play with more than two people

10 Images That Show Just How Far Technology Has Come In the Last Decade
Sony

Are you glad we don’t have to deal with these things anymore?

Emma C
Freelance Writer