A few years ago, if we saw a "vintage" sci-fi movie (say, made in the 50s) presenting its depiction of the "near future" (read: our present), and they showed "futuristic" TVs with "rabbit ears", we would have collectively rolled our eyes in derision. We would have patted our cable converters and sat' receptors and chuckled, "How 'quaint'."
Yet, here we are. Hmm, I wonder if a reason will ever arise to construct the rough physical equivalent of phone booths? I miss phone booths. I like the privacy they provided. Cell phones have all but utterly obliterated their existence.
(Actually, our regional hospital still has a pair of wood framed phone booths with the collapsing glass doors in the central lobbby...despite all the renovations made to the facility over the decades. The phones have been removed, but they still have the ledge type stools and the doors can be closed, so a person with a cell can talk in private and not disturb others. I certainly hope they don't demolish them for s few skant square feet of floor space.)