No doubt, all of us benefit greatly from technology. Unfortunately, though, there is a payoff for all this convenience: the loss of common skills.
Although I love being able to Google almost any question and click an icon to call home, the fact is that there are some skills we might want to consider keeping.
Imagine life after a societal collapse. How many of us would survive?
Here are 29 skills virtually lost to technology:
Home and farm skills
These would include skills such as:
1. Darning socks and mending clothes.
2. Tying specific knots such as sheepshanks, bowlines and clove hitch knots.
3. Identifying trees, edible plants, flowers and berries
4. Baking from scratch.
5. Knitting or crocheting.
Simple memorization skills
We used to rely on memorization for many things, including:
6. Phone numbers and even complete addresses of family members.