The Best Of Times?

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  1. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I was waxing nostalic today and came to the conclusion I am living in the best of times. At least up to the current point in time, that is. The future may be even better but thus far, it's been pretty damned great.

    Here's how I broke it down.

    1980s

    -Awesome cartoons and toys that went with them
    -Scramblevision (the true beginning of free porn)
    -The birth of home console video games
    -Home computer development
    -MTV
    -Good, non reality TV shows
    -Gameboy
    -VHS
    -Walkman

    1990s

    -Michael Jordan basketball
    -Cell phone development
    -Internet
    -MP3 development
    -DVD development
    -Computer software development
    -Anime popularity rises
    -Nirvana
    -Playstation and Super NES brings gaming to new levels
    -Discman

    2000s

    -Google
    -USB drive
    -Internet commerce
    -BluRay
    -Hi Def
    -GPS
    -Online gaming
    -iPod
    -TFW2005 :p 

    A constant throughout those years for me is definitely movies and music.

    I'm sure I've forgotten a few things I'd also list.

    Feel free to add in your own. :D 
     
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    No mention of the N64 in the 90's?
     
  3. Razerwire

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    I thought about it. But it wasn't a groundbreaking thing like all subsequent gaming console releases IMO.
     
  4. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I think you left out internet porn lol! I remember growing up and we basically had to steal it from the 7-11 or sneak a piece at the book store. That was until the internet came around and blew our minds.

    Seriously, within 10 minutes of getting dial up at my house, my buddies and I searched for Jenny McCarthy, Pamela Anderson, Cindy Crawford, lol! It was like a whole new world. Plus, you really appreciate it because it took 30 minutes for the pictures to load

    "OH SNAP!!! I CAN SEE HER EYEBALL OH MAN.... anytime now...."
     
  5. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I categorize that under "Internet" since we all know what the real use of internet is for. :lol 
     
  6. Dran0n

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    I wish I grew up in the 80's and for more of the 90's
     
  7. Bumblethumper

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    I don't like all the uncertainty and instability of the present. There's a lot of worrying trends, as well as hopeful signs and reasons for optimism.

    But if you look back to the past, they didn't know how things were going to pan out either. A lot of things changed for the better, and some changed for the worse. There were hard times and much to worry about, some dangerous near-misses, and it was all completely unpredictable.

    I love having all the technology we have available today, but at the same time it changes our perceptions, and the value we place on certain things. We've already seen so much unexpected change in our lifetime you start to wonder just how far it will all go, and how well you'll re-adjust to changing circumstances and new paradigms. Where exactly are things headed? Should we listen to the voices of delusional optimism or self-defeating pessimism? At the moment I'm somewhere between cautious optimism and hopeful pessimism.

    The more things change the more they stay the same.
     
  8. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    So what does that make now?


    The blurst of times????
     
  9. Tigertrack

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    I notice a lot of video-rental stores closing down. Itunes, Netflex taking the world over. I wonder what's coming next after the Ipod series! Perhaps a chip implanted in the head where we can download whatever we want for free and have unlimited space for files? Perhaps no more DVD players at all and just massive, massive hard-drives built into our 3D Holographic television sets? How sweet would that be?
     
  10. JetRaid

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    Yeah I wish I grew up in the 80's :( .
     
  11. Bumblethumper

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    There's new video projection technology that is extremely compact and doesn't require focusing. You can project video onto the back of the seat in front of you or onto the ceiling above you and it will always be in focus.

    I've already got a portable harddrive with a terabyte of movies and tv shows.

    Put the two together and you could have a portable cinema no larger than a VHS tape.
     
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    1900 to the 2000 were the best times but I doubt the future will get better and better
     
  13. grimlock1972

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    I can remember that :lolol 
     
  14. ckhtiger

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    I think for myself, looking at your list, that the 80's had the best/most important developments.
     
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    While my life is at a very good point right now, I think society in general has recently passed the "best of times" and things are going to head downhill significantly over the next few years and decades. Can't really discuss why without violating the board rules, but I'm not optimistic about the future in general or for myself, specifically, despite my attempts to prepare for it as much as possible.

    In terms of technology and entertainment, sure, I can't dispute that things are very good right now. In terms of more important things, though, I think we're worse off and will continue to be so.
     
  16. Bumblethumper

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    I often think the twenties seemed like one of the most fun and interesting decades. But I wouldn't want to live back then.

    Look how it ended and what followed. A stock market crash, a great depression, a world war, the holocaust, devastating nuclear weapons, and then a cold war that cast a shadow for decades. Think we can do any worse than that?
     
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    You left out 'the advent of 4chan'.
     
  18. Razerwire

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    That cesspool of human indecency? Yup, I left it out for good reason. :p 
     
  19. Midnight

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    As someone who grew up in those times I must agree. It is pretty sweet.

    Still our grandkids get giant robots and VR sims and stuff. Unless modern scifi has lied to me...

    Rate my pic! lol

    Seen better days...
     
  20. Coeloptera

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    Doesn't it sort of depend on where you are?

    I'm pretty sure people in the DR Congo, Haiti, and Myanmar aren't dancing in the streets.

    - Coeloptera
     

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