19 Things That Would Shock Your Granny if She Were Alive Today

Well, butter my biscuit, isn’t this just the age of wonders? If I plucked your dear old Granny from the golden days and dropped her smack-dab in the middle of today’s razzle-dazzle, do you reckon she’d keel over or join the parade? From gadgets that talk back to you to cars that drive themselves, it’s a whole new world out there. Let’s stroll through 19 marvels of this modern age that would surely have Granny clutching her pearls and maybe, just maybe, secretly wanting to try them out.

1. Smartphones

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“Phones that fit in your pocket and do more than just make calls? Goodness gracious, they take pictures, send messages, and you can even see the person you’re talking to? It’s like something from those future shows they started showing at the picture house!”

2. Internet Everywhere

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“Internet at the touch of a button, wherever you are? Back in my day, if you needed to know something, you asked your mother or found a book. Now, it’s all flying through the air into your phones!”

3. Social Media

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“People airing their dirty laundry for all to see, and making friends with strangers from across the globe? It’s like a giant party line but with pictures. We used to cherish personal interactions and privacy!”

4. Online Dating

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“Finding a suitor by swiping on their picture? What happened to courtship and letters? It’s all so fast and impersonal now!”

5. Ridesharing Apps

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“Getting a ride from a complete stranger with just a few taps on that phone? We used to walk, take the bus, or call a cab company and hope for the best. Trusting an app for a lift sounds like hitchhiking with extra steps!”

6. Transgender Rights and Visibility

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“People being open and accepted for living their truth out loud about their gender? It’s heartwarming but would have been unheard of in my time. It’s a big step from the hush-hush attitude of my younger days.”

7. Gender Neutral Bathrooms

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“Restrooms for anyone, regardless of gender? We had ‘Men’s’ and ‘Ladies’ and that was that. It’s quite a modern notion!”

8. Food Delivery Apps

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“Meals delivered right to your door from any restaurant with just a few taps? In my time, delivery was mostly for pizza and you needed to call them up.”

9. Virtual Reality

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“Goggles that transport you to another place? We used to just close our eyes and use our imagination. Now, it seems you can explore the world without stepping foot outside.”

10. Drone Deliveries

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“Machines flying through the air, delivering packages? We were amazed by airmail. Drones would have been considered pure fantasy!”

11. Artificial Intelligence

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“Talking to machines and they understand you? We used to be impressed by the operators who could connect your calls quickly.”

12. Space Tourism

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“People traveling to space for fun, not just the astronauts? I remember when we gathered around the radio to hear about the moon landing. Now, you can book a trip to space as a tourist!”

13. Climate Change Awareness

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“The whole world working together to save the planet? We were just starting to understand pollution. Now, it’s a global endeavor!”

14. Electric Cars

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“Cars that run without gasoline and barely make a noise? We thought electric cars were just for short rides around the park.”

15. Streaming Services

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“Watching any show at any time without waiting for it to be broadcast? We used to schedule our week around our favorite programs!”

16. The Gig Economy

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“People working all sorts of odd jobs at odd hours, not just 9 to 5? It sounds exhausting and unstable!”

17. Wearable Technology

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“Watches that monitor your heartbeat and count your steps? We used to rely on doctors and a good old-fashioned walk.”

18. Global Political Shifts

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“The whole world seems to be in a constant state of change, with folks getting leaders in and out like it’s a revolving door. We had elections, but nothing like the constant updates you all have!”

19. Plant-based Meat

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“Meat made from plants that tastes just like beef? We had vegetable gardens, but making a burger from them sounds like magic!”

Bless My Stars!

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Just imagining all these changes makes me need to sit down with a nice cup of tea. The world sure has spun on its head, hasn’t it? If I were around today, I’d need a good long while to get used to these newfangled ways. But who knows, perhaps even I’d find some of these modern marvels quite handy!

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For transparency, this content was partly developed with AI assistance and carefully curated by an experienced editor to be informative and ensure accuracy.