ARCHAEOLOGICAL BOOKS HAVE documented the advances made during the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages. Someday soon, historians will fascinate our children and grandchildren with tales and anecdotes about the age of the baby boomers.

That generation will hardly be remembered when compared to the Roaring ’20s. I’m referring to the 2020s. Some will call it the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Digital Revolution or the Age of Artificial Intelligence. To many old-timers, the world is working on solutions to problems that most didn’t know existed.

Baby boomers had a good run, but since 2015, the world has been thrown into chaotic disruption as we transition into the Digital Age, in which the world disregards everything pre-2010 and starts all over, much to the chagrin of many. Tomorrow’s thinkers and visionaries want nothing to do with the past.

British chip designer Arm Holdings projected there will be more than 1 trillion connected devices worldwide by 2035. Technology has inspired innovators and inventors to reimagine almost everything. Many changes are coming out of necessity as the world’s population grows and humans deal with the effects of climate change.

Think about it. America’s institutions are being torn down and rebuilt. Online markets are replacing “bricks and mortar” retailers, streaming services are taking down the cable industry and semiconductors will be found in everything digital.

The space race has returned. What boomers envisioned as science fiction has become reality. The transportation industry will be dominated by electric vehicles and gas stations replaced by charging stations.

Social media, in the current state, has opened the door to people with bad intentions. It has inflamed our worst impulses by making us draw quick conclusions and play to an impatient crowd. It encourages short-term thinking. Innovative technology comes with consequences that take time to harness.

Auto Overload recently took a lighthearted look at things baby boomers value, but are now going away and never coming back. Many items on the list are in the fashion category. Time stands still for no one. Many items were novel and even futuristic just 50 years ago. They seem ancient today as they fade from memory.

For example: the mall. Online shopping has made crowded mega-malls unnecessary. Technology is replacing the need for the community post office and the typical branch bank. Check writing has gone digital and online. Paper bills are being replaced by auto bill-paying which is paperless.

Millions are cutting the cord in favor of streaming. Cable and satellite TV packages are outdated. Diamonds might still be a girl’s best friend, but are no longer essential; plus, they are too expensive. How many young families still covet China dishware?

Witness the demise of the 24-hour news network. We don’t have time for redundant broadcasting. The same for the home shopping networks. Only a few of us still send emails. Everyone else sends texts and uses instant message systems.

You will need to visit a museum to see a briefcase, phone hip-clips, paper phone books, see cursive handwriting, dad slacks worn with New Balance shoes, Velcro® shoes, knick-knacks and antiques, bar soap, a clothes iron and potpourri.

Baby boomers still love taking a cruise, all-you-can-eat buffets, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. work weeks, being a member of a service club, cop dramas, and playing racquetball and pickleball. Our idea of binge-watching a show is watching TV classics like Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, Perry Mason and anything starring John Wayne.