1. "Reason, we are quickly devolving back into the Dark Ages where superstitions ran wild and the clergy dictated what is “truth”"
I feel like we all just rent, borrow, stream, digital download, or straight up just consume and rebuy low quality products.
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3. "Shopping Malls, they are super dead and getting a little deader every day"
God I hope future generations figure out how to distinguish between actual real factual news and media/entertainment/outrage bait/propaganda or else we're doomed.
There was a blissful 10 years where basically everything was on one or two platforms. Now we've more or less re-invented television with the fracturing of media platforms (but on demand, which is still an improvement but come on, it was so nice for a while there).
Government for the people by the people has slowly slipped away thanks to money/power in politics. Elections don't matter anymore, because the system is set up to corrupt whoever is in power.
At least not here in the UK, we seem to be obsessed with making loads of s****y carbon copy houses that haven't in the slightest got any character. Bring back locally sourced materials and good community layouts not these cold sack bollocks.
8. "The middle class worker."
Wages relative to inflation have stagnated for years and the wealth gap is growing faster than ever. Further, this wealth has been used to tilt the scale even more towards those with means which accelerates the trend.
On top of the dismantling of protections and creation of even more inequalities through law, technology is playing a role too through automation which seems poised to send even more wealth up to those with the current means to develop and deploy new wave automation.
9. "Internet for sure."
Everything is way too centralized now and the majority of internet traffic goes to small number of sites. I miss forums and personal webpages. We should bring those back..
10. "Neighborhoods full of kids. I think the 90’s were peak."
11. Mobile games.
I mean Jesus f*****g Christ I'm a gamer, and I despise mobile gaming in its current form.
Micro transaction riddled ad displaying b******t apps
It's no longer about community and looking out for your neighbour. It's now normalised that to think "Screw everyone else, as long I get what I want".
13. Gig economy.
There was a brief moment when AirBnb and Uber was cheap, unique and awesome.
14. China tea sets.
Same goes for Persian carpets and antique furniture. It used to be something that retained it's value and could be passed on for generations. Now it's out of fashion and worth shit.
My grandma had a small fortune worth of stuff in her house. Some Persian carpets had costed 50.000 dollars (and that was in 1970/80's money!). They went straight to the trash after she died, even auctioning them off wasn't worth the effort.
15. "Comedy movies. Honestly, what's the last blockbuster comedy movie you saw in a packed theater?"
We've [took out] so many fish it's a f*****g tragedy. By some estimates we've [took out] 90% of the world's shark population alone. Reading old books and running into offhand comments about fishing is depressing as hell.
I love seafood, but we need like a decade-long commercial fishing hiatus followed by much stricter limits and better regulations. There are a bunch of really dumb rules right now; bycatch is wasted, for example. Let's get by on sport-caught and farmed seafood for a while and let the fishes come back.
Fishing now is nothing whatever like it was even fifty years ago. A century ago it was like another planet. And this is coming from a kiteboarder, somebody to whom sharks are a genuine threat.
Am i the only person who gets the same suggestions for way too long. for all the subscriptions i have i feel like my homepage should have more options.
Well, video killed the radio star.
Internet killed the video star.
Corporations killed the internet.
...and at this moment hubris is killing the corporations.
19. "Halloween trick or treating."
I used to get anywhere from 25-50 kids to my door every year. Now I'm lucky if I see 10. People are not doing it anymore.
20. House ownership
Now is a fantastic time to have bought a house a long time ago, isn't it!
Physical media in general
Well, this was eye-opening. And heartbreaking.
A lot of things are not like they used to be, but that's just part of life. We will have new things that will also get to have their golden age, and then potentially disappear from our lives entirely.
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