Essential Inventions From The '90s That'll Never Go Out Of Style

As any great thinker will tell you, ideas come and go every day, but every once in awhile there's an invention that sticks and potentially changes the way we live our lives forever. In the lead-up to Me, Myself & I, take a look at some modern inventions that have stood the test of time—and will continue to do so for years to come! Watch the series premiere of Me, Myself & I on Monday, Sept. 25 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

If it ain't broke...

If it ain't broke...

On the new comedy series Me, Myself & I, we find inventor Alex Riley at three different stages in his life: as a 14-year-old in 1991, as a 40-year-old in present day, and as a 65-year-old in 2042. But the one common thread among them is their hunger for new ideas and innovation.

WATCH: First Look At The New CBS Fall Comedy Me, Myself & I

As any great thinker will tell you, ideas come and go every day, but every once in a while there's an invention that sticks and potentially changes the way we live our lives forever.

In honor of Alex's inventive streak in Me, Myself & I, take a look at some modern inventions that have stood the test of time—and will continue to do so for years to come!

Watch the series premiere of Me, Myself & I on Monday, Sept. 25 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Follow Me, Myself & I on Facebook, Twitter (@MeMyselfAndICBS), and Instagram (@memyselfandicbs).
The World Wide Web

The World Wide Web

It's hard to believe that the flipping internet was once deemed a "fad" and that it would eventually fade into obscurity. But, if anything, the web has grown exponentially more popular since it launched to the public in 1991. It's bound to be around in some form or another for decades to come.
Portable screens

Portable screens

While personal computers have since expanded and evolved to include tablets and smartphones, it's probably a safe bet that portable, interactive screens will continue to permeate our society for at least a few more decades—that is until the next great breakthrough comes along.
Antivirus software

Antivirus software

As long as computer viruses continue to exist, so too will antivirus software—and there's no end in sight for either at the moment!

The never-ending battle continues...
Honeycrisp apples

Honeycrisp apples

You know the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor anyway?" Well, there's a reason honeycrisp apples have stayed on the market so long after their public debut in 1991!
Nicotine patches

Nicotine patches

Nicotine can be a harsh mistress for some. Thankfully, there will always be nicotine patches (and gum) to help wane people off their addiction to the dangerous substance.
Internet cafés

Internet cafés

With the advent of free wifi and hotspots, cafés with Internet access are more prominent than ever, and they only continue to be more and more common as time goes on.

No question they'll still be around—in some form or another—in 2042.
Voicemail

Voicemail

Voicemail has changed a lot from the days of physical answering machines, but we still have them in digital form on our smartphones—still one of the quickest, hands-free ways of getting in touch with someone, even with the universality of text, email, and social media.
Autofocus cameras

Autofocus cameras

Ah, autofocus. Where would we be without a quick and easy way to hone in on our faces for selfies or that killer view of the sun setting?

Sure, we might all be a little more well-versed in lenses and f-stops without it, but then we would miss those quick golden moments that only a quick tap of the screen can capture.
Digital photo editing software

Digital photo editing software

Digital photo editing software may have started as a professional tool, but it's quickly become a necessity for consumers, from serious photo projects to applying filters on Instagram—and they're only getting easier to use as time goes by.
Video games

Video games

While video games existed well before the '90s, the boom of portable games started around then and has continued to develop thanks to them being adapted for tablets, phones, and other smart devices.

No doubt, video games are in it for the long haul.

WATCH: First Look At The New CBS Fall Comedy Me, Myself & I

Watch the series premiere of Me, Myself & I on Monday, Sept. 25 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Follow Me, Myself & I on Facebook, Twitter (@MeMyselfAndICBS), and Instagram (@memyselfandicbs).