A perfect example of this would be once you realize that a power outage likely wouldn't have caused a cell phone's alarm clock to reset like an actual alarm clock would, and in post-9/11 America, the family would have had plenty of time to realize that Kevin was missing due to the before the flight even takes off for international flights, and all passengers should be at the boarding gate at least thirty minutes before departure.Since the family only had forty-five minutes to get from their house to the airport before the plane took off, they would have effectively missed the flight.When transistors came around in the '70s to do everything a vacuum tube could, it'd mean that the old vacuum tube would go the wayside, right? Who else here has ever talked about "taping" a show on to a hard disc, or "rewinding" a DVD?
It is still possible to lose coverage in remote areas, especially since signal coverage is operator-specific (e.g., you can have full AT&T signal, so-so Verizon signal, and zero T-Mobile signal in the same spot), so stories where the heroes are stranded in the middle of nowhere can still be plausible. the figures stated have been surpassed or near so, and there is significant overproduction.Can sometimes be a Trope Breaker: A change in cultural context that affects Tropes.A cousin of sorts to Our Graphics Will Suck in the Future.See Magic Floppy Disk for cases when the tech onscreen in a futuristic series was dated .See also Computer Equals Tape Drive, Science Marches On, What Are Records? Long-Runner Tech Marches On is when this happens In-Universe.have one level of technology, and later installments have more up-to-date technology with little or no Hand Wave at all.