That's a bit extremist, but then I expect nothing less from the media. The average punter would get away with a single USB C to USB3 adaptor to use all their old things (which they likely use only one at a time)... or the Multi AV adaptor to do pretty much everything (there is a VGA or HDMI version to choose from so you can get the one you need).
The real missing thing is the SD card reader, but again the average punter is likely taking photo's with their iPhone anyway
This little thing looked awesome, but doesn't seem to have quite made it:
Ane the one that is available looks like a bit of a poor knock off:
Thier mini adaptor looks OK:
The OWC Dock looks the goods, great for your home/office desk but not exactly portable. It does bring true one cable docking to your desk though!
Maybe that coupled with one of the AV adaptors and a USB SD card reader in your bag and you're good to go for just about any scenario.
The Verge has this one (which is everything the nonda one was supposed to be):
But one of the comments on that article is totally accurate... there is plenty of USB 3 docks out there. A single USB-C to USB3 adpator and one of the USB 3 docks and you're away for very very little money. Not the most elegant solution, but now that someone has said it... well it feels kinda obvious