10 Industries in Danger of Extinction

With every improvement in technology, products that were once a staple and a source of revenues, profits and stability may suddenly become obsolete.  What that means for employers and employees alike is that you don’t want to blink because the world may just be passing you by.  If you own and/or work in one of the following industries, you might want to think twice.  Based on projections from the research firm IBISWorld, the following 10 industries are in danger of becoming extinct:

  • Bowling alleys
  • Game arcades
  • Recorded music industry
  • Laundry services
  • Beer companies
  • Tobacco farming
  • Telephone companies
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Movie rentals
  • Footwear production in the developed world

Source: Trends E-Magazine, July 2008 


Ira S Wolfe


  1. Michelle November 25, 2010 at 3:20 am -

    game arcades it’s clear they’ll become extinct…but bowling alleys I don’t really think so…at least not just because of the Wii generation. And movie rentals yeah, they’re so dead !

  2. Small Business Resources March 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm -

    I wonder why the footwear industry will be extinct in some countries? I hope these industries would be able to survive or have other new ideas, services or products to offer to keep their business afloat.