Life is complicated as it is and the presence of some things just makes everything more difficult. From buying paid subscriptions to putting up with unwanted ads to useless gadgets and traditions that have over time caused more damage than being useful and it's about time that someone called them out. Here, is the collection of 30 useless things that people on Reddit have put together for the greater good, take a look and add your own suggestions in the comments section.
30 Worst Inventions The World Would Be Better Off Without
So called influncers, I’m probably too old to understand them but I certainly don’t want my 1 year old to aspire to be one
Beauty pageants for children.
For Profit Prisons.
the gender reveal party
“Smart” devices. No LG, i don’t want to download an app to use my f*****g washing machine, i want to wash my clothes ffs
Shark fin soup – Tens of millions of sharks are killed every year for their fins that offer little nutritional value and serve no purpose outside of being a status symbol
Any product that you pay for, and then have to pay a subscription to use.
Reality TV. I swear it glamorized the worst kind of behavior, and we ate it up.
Landmines. I’ll tell you why:
They render large tracts of land completely unusable
They are expensive and difficult to remove safely because there is seldom documentation of where they are placed
They are cheap, plentiful, easy to place, and deadly
They kill/maim livestock and wild animals
They kill/maim innocent people decades after conflicts have ended. Many times the victims are children because they can’t read or don’t understand warning signs
It destroys the habitant of fish just so we can squeeze every bit of a fish from an area…
40+ hour work week
YouTube “endscreens” (or “endcards”) that often block content at the end of the video you’re watching.
Devices meant to break after a short period of time, and devices that purposely have parts you can’t replace.
single use plastics
I’ve gone through a ton and haven’t seen this one. Slavery.
Cookie pop-ups. How come we still don’t have a more efficient way to manage our browsing privacy.
Ads with sounds that play when your phones sound is off
Drug commercials. F**k me, your average joe, making drug recommendations TO MY DOCTOR – who spent 10+ years studying and working to be in the position.
They’ve ruined the environment by killing off the pollinators. I swear, they will be the reason for more food shortages just as swiftly as climate change will affect us all.
Pop up ads. Not only are they so annoying but can either scam or install malware on the devices of unsuspecting people
Auto play videos, especially in non video streaming websites. NOBODY asked for them, yet so much work is getting put into making it a web standard. Just f*****g stop
Fast fashion. I can’t imagine the amount of cheap, tacky clothes just mountains in landfills.
Ads on streaming services that I F*****G pay for. You don’t need revenue, Hulu, that’s what my subscription is!
Convenience fees on debit/credit card transactions.
Adblock detectors. Your site forces me to disable adblock? Ill just go to another site.