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I'm really sorry for that, but it was too funny to pass up. :D

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Back-up cameras and lane departure warnings.

 

They were in "the package" if I wanted USB audio and leather seats on my new car, and I wanted those badly. Now I can't drive comfortably without them.

 

Back in 1983 it was aftertouch. I thought it was a worthless marketing gimmick.

 

Until I tried it.

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I have to agree with iPads. I started with an iPod and several incarnations into it I finally broke down ad got an iPhone. Wife and I got each other Apple watches for our anniversary a couple of years ago, and my most recent thing was a MacBook Pro. Have definitely drank the Kool-Aid at this point. But even when I just had an iPod and a Motorola Razor flip phone, I couldn't see the need for an iPad. Now, it's hard to go without it. I use it for most of my net surfing, music listening, reading, news feeds, Facebook (another evil), and playing around with all the cool iPad music apps. Who would've thought it would become that big of a part of my life. Scary!

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No better example than backup cameras, good catch there Bill H.

 

I was convinced it was a gimmick and just something else that would malfunction on cars.

 

Like you say, getting in our old 2005 minivan I feel completely blind behind me, despite the fact I can turn and look and use the side mirrors.

 

For kicks when we bought our small, cheap Audi (wife's midlife crisis car...means no keyboards for me any time soon...) we checked out a big, huge Audi SUV. It had the most incredible camera system I could imagine...all the cameras were combined into an overhead view (via software I guess)...so as you drove it, you could see the car and surrounding as if there was a camera hovering 15 feet over the car. It was incredible.

 

Smart phones. I'll admit I thought they were ridiculous, and I use mine as much as anyone, especially for gps. Although, seeing people glued to them constantly (while driving even) makes me wonder if they really are a great idea...

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Back-up cameras and lane departure warnings.

 

They were in "the package" if I wanted USB audio and leather seats on my new car, and I wanted those badly. Now I can't drive comfortably without them.

 

Back in 1983 it was aftertouch. I thought it was a worthless marketing gimmick.

 

Until I tried it.

 

The first thing I did after I purchased my last car was disable the lane departure warning!

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I hadn't given it a second thought until I drove a car with it - blind spot warning. A close second would be 180° reverse camera for those times when you are backing out and a parked SUV is blocking your view of oncoming traffic.

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Sat nav. I remember thinking it was lazy and pathetic to not read a map (and this from someone who was always getting lost on the way to or, especially, coming back home from gigs. ) I resisted it for years and then......

 

How on earth did I ever manage without it????.

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Agree on iPads and iPhones. Especially the iPhone. Thousands of dollars worth of different technology replaced by one sleek pocketsized device.

 

(GPS, games, metronome, tuner, phone, camera, watch, music player, notebook ). Incredible.

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To take it back even further...keyless entry. I remember as a young adult thinking it was frivolous. Now? Lord, save me from the dark ages should I have to insert a physical key into my car door!
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I hadn't given it a second thought until I drove a car with it - blind spot warning. A close second would be 180° reverse camera for those times when you are backing out and a parked SUV is blocking your view of oncoming traffic.

 

Now, the blind spot warning on my car is great!

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To take it back even further...keyless entry. I remember as a young adult thinking it was frivolous. Now? Lord, save me from the dark ages should I have to insert a physical key into my car door!
I thought it was great that I didn't have to stick the key in the door but just push a button. Then, I drove a car where I don't have to take the key/fob out to unlock the door nor start the car! My wife's new car has this and I'm jealous. :cry:

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To take it back even further...keyless entry. I remember as a young adult thinking it was frivolous. Now? Lord, save me from the dark ages should I have to insert a physical key into my car door!
I thought it was great that I didn't have to stick the key in the door but just push a button. Then, I drove a car where I don't have to take the key/fob out to unlock the door nor start the car! My wife's new car has this and I'm jealous. :cry:

Mine does too (2017 Outback). I love it.

 

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