Top 10 Things Children Today Don't Recognize

  • Published on Feb 24, 2016
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  • John Anzivino
    John Anzivino 8 hours ago

    what about rabbit ears before there was cable tv

  • Austin Plusplus
    Austin Plusplus 11 hours ago

    I do remember my fans phone numbers tho

  • J
    J 14 hours ago

    The US Strategic Missile Force, ie ICBM's still run off of floppy discs. Old technology, but a very secure.

  • Michael Muirhead

    Number 2 I am sure has made people maniacs

  • thatscaryberry
    thatscaryberry Day ago

    ya'll know that most mexicans still have flip phones (or are starting to move to chinese phones that stalk you)which shows how different of a childhood you can have. (born in Jan. 2004) My grandma still uses a phonebook, I had VHS, I didn't see my first smartphone until maybe 2011, I didn't see a big HD TV (everyone in Mexico still had CRTs and Plasma until it started shifting recently) till I moved to the US in 2011, I had dial up, social media was something I didn't even know about. This is a very US centric video and I still feel like most of my US friends could recognize everything in this video. I guess in hindsight due to my 'isolation' from the newer technologies I was able to better appreciate the tech that we have now since I was able to grow up essentially with '90s' tech till 2011 (Mexico and most other Latin American countries are between 5-10 years behind in a lot of tech imo).

  • Κύριος Γαμάτος

    I'm 12 years old and I knew everything sorry

  • Kurt Magnus
    Kurt Magnus Day ago

    Phone booths , camcorders, disposable cameras

  • lana shipstead
    lana shipstead 2 days ago

    I had only 4 channels when I was young!!!

  • MotherFuckerJones
    MotherFuckerJones 2 days ago +1

    *Sender: 2029 Century Park Est.*
    *From: Los Angeles CA, USA*
    *To: Receiver*
    *On: 7 - 17 - 89*
    *What is everyone bitch'in about? It's not even the 90's yet and we've*
    *got kids dreaming of shit you see in time travel films for Christ sake!*
    *I mean Jesus. If this is what I have been waiting to see this close to*
    *the millennium, then I'm gonna have to go on an even bigger rant by*
    *the time the year 2000 does get here! But if the 1990's are really going*
    *to be what ruins modern convenience of the digital age as we know it,*
    *then somebody fax Prince to help lighten the vibe with that seven year*
    *old album that he did about 1999. And at least we've got about eleven*
    *more years before we really have to worry about the turn of the century*
    *I guess. Anyways, I'm running out of ink. Catch you cry'in assholes later.*
    *-Tony P. Lloyd'*

  • imeanhonestly ?
    imeanhonestly ? 2 days ago

    Just because some things have been cycled out of use does not mean Gen Z kids have no comprehension of them at all

  • Eazy Marksman
    Eazy Marksman 2 days ago

    Biggest thing kids don’t recognize is respect

  • AstanaxKnight
    AstanaxKnight 2 days ago +1

    I had dial up until 2010 after meeting my wife. Her suburban living had high speed internet whereas my rural area could only get dial up. Up until 2014 AT&T was still trying to offer me "high speed" dial up after I was forced to have satellite dish internet. AT&T still will not even offer high speed fiber optic or their old DSL down our dirt road.

  • Eazy Marksman
    Eazy Marksman 2 days ago

    They wouldn’t recognize
    DVD player
    Atari 2600
    Memory Cards
    Old School Televisions
    CD Player
    Nintendo Entertainment System
    Sega Genesis
    PlayStation 1
    Flip Phones
    Record Players

  • 2woo PROtoTYPEz!!
    2woo PROtoTYPEz!! 2 days ago

    Kids aren’t dumb uncultured pigs, most of us would most likely understand what these are

  • ruwaidha nyakado
    ruwaidha nyakado 2 days ago

    The 90s was a great decade indeed

  • mega0876
    mega0876 2 days ago +1

    Worthless society nowadays. We need a planet clean up.

  • Donna Imee Cielo
    Donna Imee Cielo 2 days ago

    Really I now these and I'm 12

  • Donna Imee Cielo
    Donna Imee Cielo 2 days ago

    Really I now these and I'm 12

  • cheese boy 500 0
    cheese boy 500 0 2 days ago

    I’m ten and I know all of this stuff

  • Edward Bliss
    Edward Bliss 2 days ago

    They don't recognize that rock and roll once used to be central to our culture

  • Kris Ellison
    Kris Ellison 3 days ago

    I was born in 89 and out of high school by the time CoD4 launched. I was able to buy and experience a game changing modern fps.

  • Nick Soccer
    Nick Soccer 3 days ago +1

    blockbuster was awesome. family night with good food. and even fighting and trying to pick a movie was awesome lol. the rest can go to hell. i still dont know how pagers even worked

  • Chase young
    Chase young 3 days ago

    the floppy disc was the best in highschool especially when you gave it too your teacher with your project on it knowing it didnt work, giving you extra time to finish it :P

  • Colin Ferguson
    Colin Ferguson 3 days ago

    I’m 15 and know pretty much all of these except the beepers and TV guide.
    And I want a typewriter.

  • Maverick Fox
    Maverick Fox 3 days ago

    Hey if he or she doesn't recognize any of these 80's/90's items they're too young for you

  • TOM
    TOM 3 days ago +1

    1 thing kids today don't recognize: OLD is GOLD.

  • xXthe forbidden_oneXx

    I was born in 2005 and I know what 10, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 1, and all of the honorable mentions. Stop putting stereotypes on us kids.

  • wildbill9919
    wildbill9919 3 days ago

    Cassettes, VHS, and Walkmans were awesome. But dial up that really sucked.

  • Bobbiboo
    Bobbiboo 4 days ago

    I was born in 2004 but act like I was born in 1975. Crazy right?

  • Connor Tucker
    Connor Tucker 4 days ago

    I’m 12 and I knew everything on that list

  • Better Animations
    Better Animations 4 days ago

    I am a kid and i know all of this stuff

  • Norman Tran
    Norman Tran 4 days ago

    Before there was Blockbuster there was super Channel

  • lwgoinghome
    lwgoinghome 4 days ago

    TV Guide is still a thing. I have a subscription.

    MADMIKE 4RMWATTS 4 days ago

    They definitely not familiar with the pledge of allegiance!....I asked my electronically dumb ass son did he know what it was? why did his ass tell me that it must be a new call of duty or fortnite game that’s coming out?????
    O y’all already know I lost it!!!🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

  • doodoostickstain
    doodoostickstain 4 days ago

    "I sold panties! on ebay! back in 1091!"

  • doodoostickstain
    doodoostickstain 4 days ago

    "A dog once looked at my leg! then, i was able to see the sun!"

  • doodoostickstain
    doodoostickstain 4 days ago

    "one time, i ate my own feces! this is because dennis the menace was the only TV show on, and my father ran away with another woman!"

  • doodoostickstain
    doodoostickstain 4 days ago

    word to writers: there was a "shuffle" on cassettes. smarmy, stupid bastards "back then, there wasn't water! you had to drink your own urine to sustain your life!"

  • doodoostickstain
    doodoostickstain 4 days ago

    "old people phones" honey, i know you're reading a script, but do yourself a favour, go look in a mirror :D the word is "try", darling

  • Rosewolf29
    Rosewolf29 5 days ago

    XD I actually still have an old gameboy that I found at a thrift store 6 or 7 years ago and was like "what is this?" Who else feels old after recognizing some of these?

  • Slytherinsprincess1
    Slytherinsprincess1 5 days ago

    Ya’ll remember when the VCR randomly ate tapes? Ugh.

  • Andy Dunant
    Andy Dunant 5 days ago

    9:48 - “now that I’ve gotten on the internet, I rather be on my computer than doing just about anything” - It’s funny because that’s pretty much a regular kid today.

  • Sa'-Mya With the crown

    I'm not that young

  • occ77
    occ77 6 days ago

    I did a Star Wars Episode 1 Special Cut adding all the deleted scenes into the movie from DVD to VHS. Running time was 2 1/2 hrs. Sadly a "friend" of mine took it without permission and that was the end of it. It was the only copy...😤

  • Dylan Jammes
    Dylan Jammes 6 days ago

    My first job was at a Blockbuster. It was a local hangout for the bad kids, weirdos, misfits and some days when the new chick flicks came out...for example Sisterhood of the Traveling came out, the hot chicks would come and hangout and wait for their asshole boyfriend to pick them up. I used to cop the cases off the shelf and go in the back and put the dvd in before I got off.
    Technology these fucking days makes every dumber. It's ironic.

  • jackass123491
    jackass123491 6 days ago

    Announcer being so negative. I miss most of this stuff.

  • R Islomzoda
    R Islomzoda 6 days ago

    Oh memories. Now I hardly ever use my TV. I only use my TV if I want to play my PS4 video games or watch a movie with my family and friends. I use my smartphone as my TV now.

  • David protheroe-beynon
    David protheroe-beynon 6 days ago +2

    my children wouldn't recognise any of those things. Stephanie defintely asked what a typewriter was.

    LARY GIBBIONS 6 days ago +1


  • John Walters
    John Walters 6 days ago

    TV guides are still with us in Britain

  • collegebandi
    collegebandi 6 days ago

    they were mentioning the tv guide but forgot about the first solution the cable company had, they had a channel for what was on that would scroll through all the channels. i had a bf one time that asked me if that was my favorite channel because it seemed like i was always watching the scroll of what was on lol

  • Jessica LOWE
    Jessica LOWE 6 days ago

    im 13 and i knew all of these

  • Benjamin riggs and outdoors &A

    I'm getting memories on how much a pain in the ass being a kid back then was especially when you where the remote for your parents. I loved going to blockbuster on the weekends and finding a whole new movie either on Vhs or dvd. I remember the "comeing soon to theatre" or "soon to dvd" voice comeing on and then showing the movie ad. Fuck I miss having movies like Tarzan or goofy movie on VHS and play that with all the extras it was awesome and my mp3 players or the big boombox with the casset tape player I'd have a tone of music like sugar ray Ruben tupac all the good stuff

  • Todd Starks
    Todd Starks 7 days ago

    Looked forward to the TV Guide every week!

  • Kyle Carracappa
    Kyle Carracappa 7 days ago

    I was born in 2005 and I know all of these

  • TRWPresident
    TRWPresident 7 days ago +1

    I miss my VCR, I recorded WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown for 11 years straight from 2003-2014. Ahhh, the #GoodOlDays

  • When life gives you Lemons

    Now we have Netflix Hulu RU-clip and more no rewinding just one push of a button play 😌😌

  • Alex Trinidad
    Alex Trinidad 7 days ago

    You are adults and your get off my lawn 😀😅😁😅😂😄😁😂🤣🤣🤣

  • hasnahmad ahmad
    hasnahmad ahmad 7 days ago

    Well I was born in 2006 but a know alot. I know about the vhs player and the phone book and rental movie store and almost every old thing on this list. The only thing I dont in this list Is the circleur phone

  • Omi Wan Kenobi
    Omi Wan Kenobi 7 days ago

    There is still a blockbuster open for business in Bend Oregon :)

  • T F
    T F 7 days ago +1

    As I watched this I realized what an utter plague the internet is...

  • Aurelia Astrea
    Aurelia Astrea 7 days ago +1

    I was born in 1988, so I remember the majority of these things and I used them.

  • FoCoMoFlo Gaming/Vlogs/Hip Hop

    My first camera was gifted to me by my grandmother when I was a sophomore in high school. It was this old school Sony FD mavica camera and, it had a floppy disk drive. So for those who do not know, floppy disks I'm not only exclusive to computers. But also to cameras. I've use my FD mavica for a lot of projects in high school

  • Roberta Ewing
    Roberta Ewing 7 days ago

    She mentioned being an older person. She has a young voice and I thought she was a young person who did her homework

  • Daniel Ormsby
    Daniel Ormsby 7 days ago +2

    1 i know all of these n im 13
    2 i prank called people on my great grammas rotary phone

  • Juutube989
    Juutube989 8 days ago +3

    There are still in 2019 video rental stores in Finland.
    The company is Filmtown

  • Zander Munroe
    Zander Munroe 8 days ago

    I was 14 when this video came out and i have either used all of these or at least seen them

  • M18 Hellcat
    M18 Hellcat 8 days ago

    I have always been able to figure out old technology in short order, it says a whole lot about children and adults nowadays who can't!! Say what you will but everyone except the clueless know exactly what I mean.

  • hello there
    hello there 8 days ago

    VHS tapes and floppys were awesome things. I even like VHS tapes more than cd. Typewriter is awesome.

  • Beer_Wolf
    Beer_Wolf 8 days ago +3

    Pft... VHS peasants, I had Laser Disc and a THX surround sound system!