"Second-graders who can't tie shoes or zip jackets. Four-year-olds in Pull-Ups diapers. Five-year-olds in strollers. Teens and preteens befuddled by can openers and ice-cube trays. College kids who've never done laundry, taken a bus alone or addressed an envelope." Yep.
The counter argument is that these "antiquated" items/skills won't be needed after awhile because of the advancement of our way of life. Don't count on this, as these old skills will mean the difference between life and death if we have a collapse of our society which is more than possible.