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Subject: 2010s

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/12/06 at 1:23 pm

I think the '10s will thankfully pick up alot of characteristics of the '90s. Namely, a revival of grungy fashions and aesthetics, trendiness without pretentiousness, a return from technology-obsession and overblowness to more modesty, a rebellion against corporate culture and materialism, a backlash against hipsters, emo, and "scenester" culture, a revival of classic rock and earlier, less "bling-bling" rap, and a Generation Z youth backlash against all the vacuousness and overblown materialism of the 2000s. I also think progressive politics will reign in the 2010s. That, and there will be a backlash against myspace, iPods, and other corporate e-culture of the 2000s. There will be a growing youth rebellion from Gen Z against corporate America, probably, as opposed to the complacent Gen Y. They will defy corporate expectations also, probably.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: Juan on 02/12/06 at 4:28 pm

I hope so, the mentality of the 90's is soo great

Anyone who likes Megadeth and watch "Evolver, the making of Youthanasia" (1994) undestands me.
The band recorded the album "Youthanasia" as if they were playing in a rehearsal room.
Marty Friedman (guitarrist) said: "this is more difficult, than any other disc 'cause we're going to record the album, as if it was a live recording, but at these days is good to be honest and make raw recordings"

He is trying to say that an HONEST actitude or having a RAW Actitude is fashion.
Can u imagine a place were HONEST is fashion??
ONly in the 90's
pretty cool decade.

Other albums recorded in that way: Nevermind (nirvana), In Utero (nirvana), Incesticide (nirvana), Metallica (Black album), Youthanasia (Megadeth), Dirt (Alice in chains), Badmotorfinger (Soundgarden) and more

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/12/06 at 9:15 pm

Bump

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: Juan on 02/13/06 at 12:57 pm

again..what's bump?

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/13/06 at 1:11 pm

I think the 2010's will be a return to raw real and less image oriented music. If nothing else music will make a return to the more grunge attitudes of not worring about how you look but how you sound. Unfortunatly since i'm in Gen Y not Gen Z i'll be the one there rebelling against :D

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/13/06 at 1:12 pm

Yeah, I feel the same way...they'll be rebelling against me. Hopefully I can just influence them well.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/13/06 at 1:22 pm


Yeah, I feel the same way...they'll be rebelling against me. Hopefully I can just influence them well.



Yeah but sometimes i really dont feel like a part of this generation. Most people in Gen Y are so different from me.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: Juan on 02/13/06 at 2:40 pm

WHAT IS BUMP?!?!?

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/13/06 at 3:16 pm

It is moving a thread up. I really don't feel at all like a part of my generation, either.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/13/06 at 4:15 pm


It is moving a thread up. I really don't feel at all like a part of my generation, either.



Yeah unlike some of the people i went to school with i woulnt be caught dead bying a $200 pair of shoes somehow that makes me an outsider though :o

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: Donnie Darko on 02/17/06 at 1:28 am

BUMP

They're really close, you know.  3 years, 10.5 months.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/17/06 at 12:24 pm

I'm looking forward to them, I'm hoping they'll be more externally focused and progressive and less materialistic and corporate, both in arts and reality. I want to look back fondly on some part of my under-30 years, since I don't think I'll be looking back fondly on my preteen and teen years in the '00s.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: Dan1978 on 02/17/06 at 3:52 pm

I think people are going to take action towards the global environment and energy conservation in the next decade. I predict that people will be choosing hybrid cars instead of traditional gasoline. Not only that, but they will also be converting existing cars to hybrid. I predict that electricity will make a shift into another source of fuel. People will be choosing solar panel because the pricing for solar panels may come way down due to vast improvements in technology. I also predict that the furniture industry from the baby boomer generation is going to die down. People might make their own furniture instead of buying existing furniture. I predict that music will be better, but not as much of it.


Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/17/06 at 6:26 pm

I seriously doubt people will be making their own furniture or going that quickly with alternative energy. Hybrid cars will increase and some existing cars will start hybrid conversion, but I really think alternative energy sources will still largely be an alternative through the 2010s, but more common, certainly.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 02/18/06 at 12:46 pm


I'm looking forward to them, I'm hoping they'll be more externally focused and progressive and less materialistic and corporate, both in arts and reality. I want to look back fondly on some part of my under-30 years, since I don't think I'll be looking back fondly on my preteen and teen years in the '00s.



Yeah I've been kinda stuck in neutral during the 00's so i'm hoping I'll have things together by the 10's so I can have some good times. I'll be 30 in 2017 I want to say that the late 00's-early 10's is my time.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: velvetoneo on 02/18/06 at 1:32 pm

Yeah, I hear you. It is seriously so scary that I'll be 30 in 2020. I want to have some fun in the late 2000s and 2010s before I'm old and gray.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: Pam75 on 08/25/07 at 12:38 am

I also feel that the revival of Grunge will take place next decade. It will be an awesome thing to see again. Even though I will be in my late 30's/early 40's then I would definitely share stories to our future, the Generation Z's, about how the 90's and the Grunge scene were the best of times. But I wish I have kept my flannels :-( Oh well, there are vintage clothing stores in town and I can buy myself a couple of them, if they do come back in style;-)

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: popking on 08/25/07 at 11:31 am

This won't be a Generation Z thing, this will be created by Generation Y. Generation Y will create backlash against the corperate culture Of Gen. X/early Generation Y and the silly glam rap/emo styles. Grunge and g-funk/gangsta rap will probably have a big revival. Things will be more gritty and less excessive than the 2000s. Ipods/ obsessive cellphone use will be out, which actually means the iPhone probably won't catch on and will get a backlash for its absolutely rediculous amount of excessive features. Who knows, maybe it'll become another "New Coke." ;D

However, the notion that if your out of your teens age-wise, then your cultural period is over is absolutely absurd. Kurt Cobain was in his 20s and he was the spokesman for many teens of Generation X. The Beatles/Dylan/the Stones were all in their 20s and they basically were the voice of the baby boomers. Heck, it wasn't even the baby boomers that got the counterculture ball rolliing....it was the New Silent Generation and the Beat Generation, all born from the 1920s-early 1940s, before the baby boomers. Kurt Cobain also would have been 30 in 1997 so even if you hit your 30s, that doesn't mean your time is over at all.

We get this cultural perception that the only time you can influence culture is when your in your teens, which is rediculous considering your still in school and not yet even in a position where you can influence culture and call it "your own." Most members of Generation X were teenagers in the 1980s, does that mean it was their decade? Definitely not, and they rebelled against the percieved excesses/materialism of the boomers a few years later. The 2010s are all late Generation Y's because they will be in the prime years of their life and in the position of making a difference. They will create the culture for Generation Z, much like the New Silent generation did for the baby boomers, and of course the self absorbed baby boomers still (wrongly) claimed credit for it all. The 2000s were 90s carry overs by Generation  X and the much older members of Generation Y who matured much like the baby boomers and became more complacent as they got older. And also to make another 1980s comparison 2008 will be the last year of the 2000s culturally, and like what happened in 1989, in 2009 people will abandon 2000s culture for something new. And right there the 2010s start.

The period of time for late Generation Y'ers is also known as the "echo Boom" the greatest influx of birth rates since the baby boomers, so this basically seperates the young members of Generation Y from the older members in a big way. In other words to put it into context, for any late period Generation Y'er the 2010s is most certainly their decade.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: batfan2005 on 08/25/07 at 11:42 am

Yeah, I also think that grunge will make a huge revival in the 10's, and flannel shirts will be back in style. I also think that Generation Y will rebel against the commercialism and materialism from Gen X, just like how Gen X rebelled against the Baby Boomers in the 90's. Economically, I think the early 10's will be a post-recession period, recovering from the late 00's recession that were inevidably going into now. If Hillary Clinton gets elected president, it will really feel like the 90's back when Bill was in office. Technology wise, I think the robotics intustry will become huge in the United States once it becomes a good investment. There is already a lot of R&D going on now with robots. I think robots in the 10's will be like the internet was in the 90's.

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: Haynsoul on 08/25/07 at 4:17 pm

Since everyone is starting to talk about all this gen z gen y stuff all of a sudden then I guess I should add this in (i posted this in another thread but everyone seemed to ignore it...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss_and_Howe
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generations_%28book%29

It basically describes a theory that our generational characteristics are going in cycles. Here's a quote from the wiki article if you don't want to read through the whole thing...

    * Prophets are values-driven, moralistic, focused on self, and willing to fight to the death for what they believe in. They grow up as the increasingly indulged children of a High, come of age as the young crusaders of an Awakening, enter midlife as moralistic leaders during an Unraveling and are the wise, elder leaders of the next Crisis. The Boomers are an example of a Prophet generation.

    * Nomads are ratty, tough, unwanted, diverse, adventurous, and cynical about institutions. They grow up as the underprotected children of an Awakening, come of age as the alienated young adults of an Unraveling, become the pragmatic, midlife leaders of a Crisis and age into tough, post-crisis elders during a High. Generation X and the Lost Generation are examples of Nomad generations.

    * Heroes are conventional, powerful, and institutionally driven, with a profound trust in authority. They grow up as the increasingly protected children of an Unraveling, come of age as the Heroic, team-working youth of a Crisis, become energetic and hubristic mid-lifers during a High and become the powerful elders who are attacked in the next Awakening. The G.I. Generation that fought World War II is an example of a Hero generation. Millennials are expected to emerge as the next generation of this example.

    * Artists are subtle, indecisive, emotional and compromising, often having to deal with feelings of repression and inner conflict. They grow up as the over-protected children of a Crisis, come of age as the sensitive young adults of a High, rebel as indecisive midlife leaders during an Awakening, and become the empathic elders of an Unraveling. The Silent Generation is an example of an Artist generation.


Gen Z is supposedly the next Artist generation so if the theory is true, we won't get much of a grunge revival in 2010 unfortunately.  :-\\

Subject: Re: 2010s

Written By: GameDude2008 on 08/27/07 at 4:46 pm

Yep, 90s kid speaking. I will be 20 in 2010 and the 00s has seriously been the most bullsheesh decade of my life. I know that I haven't been alive for that long, but the 00s seemed to mainly focused on the war and politics. Everything else around began crumbling down. Hollywood was great for the first 2 years of the 00s, but around 2003 it began to fail. Music has only been passable this decade, but I most likely won't be singing 00s songs 20 years from now. Hell--I probably won't even remember MOST of the songs from the 00s. Most of them are too alike. There's just no style. As far as fashoin in the 00s go...Um...yeah...... :-\\..I'm not even sure what to say about that. Hopefully next decade will redeam itself. I really want to look back on my post 30s years with fondness.

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