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Subject: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/25/14 at 10:39 am

I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.

Even though the iPhones/Androids were already popular, most people were using iPods for music and their cellphones for calling and texting.

The Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP were still popular.

There was still the 2000s atmosphere in that year

School shootings had already happened for a long time. However, there wasn't one always happening almost everyday.

YouTube was actually still a video site for almost everything and not just a business.

Music actually still had variety despite most songs being electro-pop.

Iraq war was still continuing.

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

What do you all think?



Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/25/14 at 10:41 am

It does! I don't know if it is also because the years are going by so slow. It seems like it to me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 11/25/14 at 12:01 pm

YouTube is still very much a video website and is largely free.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/25/14 at 1:31 pm


YouTube is still very much a video website and is largely free.


and now YouTube has become more of a social media video site.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/25/14 at 1:33 pm

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

I'm sure people were looking down at their phones in 2010.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/25/14 at 2:09 pm


YouTube is still very much a video website and is largely free.
It is, but what I meant was that it used to have every category ranging from home videos, anime, funny videos, game plays etc which some don't exist anymore and that it's now more of a business. 


I'm sure people were looking down at their phones in 2010.
What I meant was since people still had simple cellphones, they weren't checking Facebook, text messages, or even listen to music which made them focus on other things than just their phone.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/25/14 at 2:12 pm

It is, but what I meant was that it used to have every category ranging from home videos, anime, funny videos, game plays etc which some don't exist anymore and that it's now more of a business. 

and now Google owns part of YouTube.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/25/14 at 2:19 pm


and now Google owns part of YouTube.
Yeah and it feels like they are pushing some people away.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Sita0 on 11/25/14 at 10:43 pm

2010 feels like yesterday, I can barely believe it's almost 2015

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/26/14 at 2:58 pm


Yeah and it feels like they are pushing some people away.


YouTube used to be one company.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/26/14 at 7:45 pm

Well it was 5 years ago, so it is a while ago depending how you look at it. For me it feels a long time ago too because I just started high school and now I'm in university. Google took over YouTube in 2006, but yeah even in 2010 YouTube was still better than it is today. It's been going even more downhill since Google integrated Google+ into YouTube 2 years ago. Music in 2010 was still pretty bland like today dominated by Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, etc. You forgot to mention tablets were virtually non existent in 2010 as that's the year the first IPad came out, that's probably the biggest change from 2010 to today in regards to technology as so many people are using tablets these days. I agree smartphones were not as common in 2010 as they are today, majority of phones in 2010 were simple slide phones and blackberries. So yeah I agree quite a few changes happened but at the same time, the time flew lol. I bet 2010 will feel even more distant in 2016. Before you know it it will be 10 years ago.  :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/27/14 at 6:49 am


YouTube used to be one company.


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/27/14 at 2:38 pm


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.

I miss those days when I thought YouTube was just a website like FunnyJunk.com

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/27/14 at 6:20 pm


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.


Their motto is "One site for everything Google". ::)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/27/14 at 6:21 pm


I miss those days when I thought YouTube was just a website like FunnyJunk.com


YouTube wants to become more of a social media site.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: the2001 on 11/29/14 at 8:42 pm


I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.

Even though the iPhones/Androids were already popular, most people were using iPods for music and their cellphones for calling and texting.

The Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP were still popular.

There was still the 2000s atmosphere in that year

School shootings had already happened for a long time. However, there wasn't one always happening almost everyday.

YouTube was actually still a video site for almost everything and not just a business.

Music actually still had variety despite most songs being electro-pop.

Iraq war was still continuing.

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

What do you all think?


DEF

2010 felt like 2000s  89%
it had the feeling of it

I know it is a stretch but it did indeed still have that 2000s feel to it.

More like like a  2006-2008 feel

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 11/30/14 at 4:53 am


I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.

Even though the iPhones/Androids were already popular, most people were using iPods for music and their cellphones for calling and texting.

The Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP were still popular.

There was still the 2000s atmosphere in that year

School shootings had already happened for a long time. However, there wasn't one always happening almost everyday.

YouTube was actually still a video site for almost everything and not just a business.

Music actually still had variety despite most songs being electro-pop.

Iraq war was still continuing.

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

What do you all think?

I don't agree with most of it. 2010 was very much a 10's atmosphere. Facebook was big that year, the migration from Myspace to that was in the late 2000's. '08 and '09. Twitter did too exist, it began late last decade. It might not have been a haven for celebrities to update all the time yet, but by 2010 it sure was. Instagram began in 2010, just not everyone had smart phones yet. Tumblr was created in 2007, but it's popularity is this decade. YouTube was always a social media site, but Google shouldn't have ruined it. As for gaming systems, it was all about the Xbox360 and PS3. Wii had a short lived popularity. People still use hand helds like DS now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/30/14 at 12:31 pm


DEF

2010 felt like 2000s  89%
it had the feeling of it

I know it is a stretch but it did indeed still have that 2000s feel to it.

More like like a  2006-2008 feel

I can't put a number on it until we finish this decade, but for now 2010 seems a lot more like the 2010s than the 2000s.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/30/14 at 2:23 pm

YouTube was always a social media site, but Google shouldn't have ruined it.

I know, I agree that Google ruined YouTube. One password for everything Google, like they used to say.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: XYkid on 11/30/14 at 2:37 pm


I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009. I remember Tumblr being around in 2010, but not many people using it until 2011. 2008-10 was the last hurrah for Myspace as more and more people were switching to facebook, but they were of about equal popularity.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

Not entirely, people are always going to want to be fit. In the 2000s, I think fitness was more of a "look at how beautiful I am", whereas now it seems to be more of a "look at how healthy I am" thing, as being a health nut seems to be very trendy lately.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/30/14 at 2:54 pm

Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/30/14 at 3:08 pm


Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.

I remember there were still a few people using MySpace in 2010. But no doubt Facebook was still way more popular and most people fled to FB by then. MySpace was more of a music exclusive site for bands and stuff at that time. I'd say the year where it truly became embaressing to have a MySpace was 2011.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Mat1991 on 11/30/14 at 5:34 pm

From my perspective, the great Myspace Exodus occurred during the 2008-2009 school year, my junior year. I remember a lot of my classmates still using Myspace in 2008 and even in early 2009. By the summer of 2009, though, most of them were on Facebook.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/30/14 at 7:10 pm


From my perspective, the great Myspace Exodus occurred during the 2008-2009 school year, my junior year. I remember a lot of my classmates still using Myspace in 2008 and even in early 2009. By the summer of 2009, though, most of them were on Facebook.

The fall of MySpace also ties in nicely with the big year of change 2008.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/30/14 at 7:49 pm


Well it was 5 years ago, so it is a while ago depending how you look at it. For me it feels a long time ago too because I just started high school and now I'm in university. Google took over YouTube in 2006, but yeah even in 2010 YouTube was still better than it is today. It's been going even more downhill since Google integrated Google+ into YouTube 2 years ago.Music in 2010 was still pretty bland like today dominated by Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, etc. You forgot to mention tablets were virtually non existent in 2010 as that's the year the first IPad came out, that's probably the biggest change from 2010 to today in regards to technology as so many people are using tablets these days. I agree smartphones were not as common in 2010 as they are today, majority of phones in 2010 were simple slide phones and blackberries. So yeah I agree quite a few changes happened but at the same time, the time flew lol. I bet 2010 will feel even more distant in 2016. Before you know it it will be 10 years ago.  :P
I know that feeling. 2010 will be 10 years old in about another 5 years from now. Its gonna be crazy. Not all music of 2010 was bland. And yeah, I definitely remember the ipads being released. That's what began the mobile computer device. You're right, I almost forgot about BlackBerry phones as I saw people with them. These days, you don't see anyone with BlackBerries anymore.


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.
you also don't see much home videos anymore either.


I don't agree with most of it. 2010 was very much a 10's atmosphere. Facebook was big that year, the migration from Myspace to that was in the late 2000's. '08 and '09. Twitter did too exist, it began late last decade. It might not have been a haven for celebrities to update all the time yet, but by 2010 it sure was. Instagram began in 2010, just not everyone had smart phones yet. Tumblr was created in 2007, but it's popularity is this decade. YouTube was always a social media site, but Google shouldn't have ruined it. As for gaming systems, it was all about the Xbox360 and PS3. Wii had a short lived popularity. People still use hand helds like DS now.


I mean nonexistent for the social media sites like they weren't popular. I know they were already created, but the thing is that in 2010, most people used Facebook or MySpace even though Facebook was more popular. I agree with you about YouTube. I wish Google didn't destroy much of YouTube. It was actually doing well. Yes, most people had 360 or PS3, but keep in mind that some also had Wiis, DSes, and PSPs. Another thing, the span of the Wii was 6 years as I remember some games being released for the console in 2012 before its successor Wii U was released in late 2012.


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009. I remember Tumblr being around in 2010, but not many people using it until 2011. 2008-10 was the last hurrah for Myspace as more and more people were switching to facebook, but they were of about equal popularity.

Not entirely, people are always going to want to be fit. In the 2000s, I think fitness was more of a "look at how beautiful I am", whereas now it seems to be more of a "look at how healthy I am" thing, as being a health nut seems to be very trendy lately.
your second statement summed it up. Thats exactly what I was talking about.


Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.
I agree with Silm95, I also knew people who still had MySpace in 2010 And that it was embarrassing to still have MySpace in 2011. Yes, most people switched to Facebook in 2009; however, MySpace's popularity spanned from 2005 to 2010. After that, the popularity died off.


Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/01/14 at 2:38 am


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009. I remember Tumblr being around in 2010, but not many people using it until 2011. 2008-10 was the last hurrah for Myspace as more and more people were switching to facebook, but they were of about equal popularity.

Not entirely, people are always going to want to be fit. In the 2000s, I think fitness was more of a "look at how beautiful I am", whereas now it seems to be more of a "look at how healthy I am" thing, as being a health nut seems to be very trendy lately.

Gyms have become more welcoming for everyone now instead of just the usual gym rats and people previously associated with going there. Cheaper membership maybe even? I don't know what they cost then vs. now because I never went!  :-
I remember there were still a few people using MySpace in 2010. But no doubt Facebook was still way more popular and most people fled to FB by then. MySpace was more of a music exclusive site for bands and stuff at that time. I'd say the year where it truly became embaressing to have a MySpace was 2011.


I lost interest in MySpace in '09 for sure. No revolutionary changes were made to it to compete with FB and now it's just for musicians. Back then there were bands with profiles trying to get noticed, but that was mixed in among personal profiles and you couldn't do a whole lot with anything except make it look "pretty."


I know that feeling. 2010 will be 10 years old in about another 5 years from now. Its gonna be crazy. Not all music of 2010 was bland. And yeah, I definitely remember the ipads being released. That's what began the mobile computer device. You're right, I almost forgot about BlackBerry phones as I saw people with them. These days, you don't see anyone with BlackBerries anymore.
you also don't see much home videos anymore either.
I mean nonexistent for the social media sites like they weren't popular. I know they were already created, but the thing is that in 2010, most people used Facebook or MySpace even though Facebook was more popular. I agree with you about YouTube. I wish Google didn't destroy much of YouTube. It was actually doing well. Yes, most people had 360 or PS3, but keep in mind that some also had Wiis, DSes, and PSPs. Another thing, the span of the Wii was 6 years as I remember some games being released for the console in 2012 before its successor Wii U was released in late 2012.
your second statement summed it up. Thats exactly what I was talking about.

Pop music all sounded the same to me by then and it still does now with too much of that electronic sound. Rock however hasn't changed a great deal, except nu metal isn't the dominant style. Alternative and hard rock seems to be. Blackberry phones were still a big deal in 2010 because they were a status symbol. Most people still had slider phones and didn't go online with them. iPhones and other smart phones became more abundant in 2011 and not just contract services but pre paid too. Facebook was big in 2010, I never heard anyone talk about their MySpace anymore. I miss when YouTube had customizable profiles and comment sections, even though I was just a commenter not an uploader. Gaming systems don't go 10 years before the next release, but 10 years seems to be the popularity of use for most systems. Wii just wasn't equal competition for the big 2.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/01/14 at 2:24 pm


The fall of MySpace also ties in nicely with the big year of change 2008.


Why was 2008 a changing year?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/01/14 at 2:28 pm

I miss when YouTube had customizable profiles and comment sections, even though I was just a commenter not an uploader.

I miss those times.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 12/01/14 at 2:43 pm


Why was 2008 a changing year?

I don't want to go off topic as this is about 2010 but the most apparent reasons are first black president, change in music, change in culture, change in tech, change in TV (TRL ending in 2008 being on example), a little change in fashion and social media.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/04/14 at 6:13 am

2010 was the "light" version of 2014. In 2010 you could pretty much guess what the next few years had to offer (smartphones getting more and more relevant, tablet pcs gain popularity, TV is dying... etc.). 2010 didn't have to much to do with the 2000s in general. I also think that the "technological gap" between 2000 and 2004 was bigger than between 2010-2014.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 12/04/14 at 8:49 am

The fashion has changed though;
and the Bieber hair has been replaced by the undercut (though not for everyone).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/05/14 at 3:43 am


2010 was the "light" version of 2014. In 2010 you could pretty much guess what the next few years had to offer (smartphones getting more and more relevant, tablet pcs gain popularity, TV is dying... etc.). 2010 didn't have to much to do with the 2000s in general. I also think that the "technological gap" between 2000 and 2004 was bigger than between 2010-2014.


That's true, actually 2009 seems a bit dated to me now because things like emo and snap music were still somewhat relevant then. Buttrock too you had bands like Hinder and Shinedown which was typical 00s fare. By 2010 that was replaced by stuff like Cage the Elephant. Also in 2009 iPhones still cost a small fortune while now they're very affordable. Ebooks too weren't a big thing in the late 00s but from 2010 onward really picked up.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/07/14 at 5:47 pm

Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.


The fashion has changed though;
and the Bieber hair has been replaced by the undercut (though not for everyone).
This is so true.


That's true, actually 2009 seems a bit dated to me now because things like emo and snap music were still somewhat relevant then. Buttrock too you had bands like Hinder and Shinedown which was typical 00s fare. By 2010 that was replaced by stuff like Cage the Elephant. Also in 2009 iPhones still cost a small fortune while now they're very affordable. Ebooks too weren't a big thing in the late 00s but from 2010 onward really picked up.
I agree with this statement.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/08/14 at 2:42 pm

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

I liked The PS2, it was a good console but it was so skinny that a few times I tripped over it.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 12/08/14 at 5:43 pm


Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.


Yeah, that was my experience as well. I was in college at the time (which is, of course, a place that takes "trendiness" to the extreme), and I remember people dropping their MySpace's for Facebook accounts in droves during 2008. I finally abandoned my account permanently in 2009 after I got tired of it getting constantly spammed. It weird in a way because, those of us in high school around 2005 that really made MySpace what it was by joining it in such large numbers, are the same people that also helped kill it when we left in equally large numbers for Facebook a few years later.


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009.


I think the first time I personally recall hearing about Twitter was during the 2008 election. But, yeah, 2009 seemed like the year that it started getting alot of mainstream attention. Didn't Twitter actually crash due to overuse for a short period of time after Michael Jackson died that summer?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/09/14 at 2:31 pm

Didn't Twitter actually crash due to overuse for a short period of time after Michael Jackson died that summer?

yes and don't forget YouTube crashed as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/09/14 at 8:29 pm


Yeah, that was my experience as well. I was in college at the time (which is, of course, a place that takes "trendiness" to the extreme), and I remember people dropping their MySpace's for Facebook accounts in droves during 2008. I finally abandoned my account permanently in 2009 after I got tired of it getting constantly spammed. It weird in a way because, those of us in high school around 2005 that really made MySpace what it was by joining it in such large numbers, are the same people that also helped kill it when we left in equally large numbers for Facebook a few years later.

I think the first time I personally recall hearing about Twitter was during the 2008 election. But, yeah, 2009 seemed like the year that it started getting alot of mainstream attention. Didn't Twitter actually crash due to overuse for a short period of time after Michael Jackson died that summer?


Yeah the MySpace generation was incredibly small, basically people born within a few years of 1990!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/10/14 at 8:53 am


Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.
This is so true.
I agree with this statement.

Skinny jeans and jeggings are still worn, though the flared and bootcut jeans are in more in favor over them now. I beg to differ on Starbucks not being popular back then, there were quite a few in several stores. Bookstores, grocery stores, etc. Biggby is everywhere too, it's similar competition. Phones you could get online with existed, and people texted quite often on their sliders that also had touchscreens like the Epic and Evo. Blackberries were still relevant and people were glued to those too. First Person Shooter games were very much popular back then and still are. Halo for example and Call of Duty.


Yeah the MySpace generation was incredibly small, basically people born within a few years of 1990!

It was short lived and the age group was mostly teens and early 20's users.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/14 at 11:11 pm


Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.
This is so true.
I agree with this statement.
Weed/Marijuana has been used for decades!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 12/11/14 at 3:46 pm

I really do miss 2010.  I was 24 then and pretty much having the time of my life.

I will say I disagree with the first point on the OP's list.  MySpace was already well into its fade by 2010.  In fact nobody past high school age was still using it by that point.

The year as a whole have very little to do with the '00s.  While 2009 still had plenty of lingering snap rap and ringtone rap, 2010 didn't as much.  The Lady Gaga/Ke$ha/Katy Perry sound that dominants pop to this day really established its dominance that year.  The iPad came out and was an instance success, beginning the tablet revolution.  It was the year that smartphones went from being an expensive luxury to being the standard.  The dominant male hairstyle, "Bieber hair", which nearly every guy between 13 and 25 had in 2008 and 2009, started to rapidly disappear in 2010 (though there are still a few wearing it today). Obama was President and is still President.

While there are some subtle changes looking back, I think today really isn't that far from 2010 culturally in most aspects.  Culture changed a lot more from 2008-2010 than from 2010-2014.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/11/14 at 6:51 pm


Skinny jeans and jeggings are still worn, though the flared and bootcut jeans are in more in favor over them now. I beg to differ on Starbucks not being popular back then, there were quite a few in several stores. Bookstores, grocery stores, etc. Biggby is everywhere too, it's similar competition. Phones you could get online with existed, and people texted quite often on their sliders that also had touchscreens like the Epic and Evo. Blackberries were still relevant and people were glued to those too. First Person Shooter games were very much popular back then and still are. Halo for example and Call of Duty.
For some reason, I didnt see starbucks until sometime in 2011. It's weird because none of my friends talked about it. I didnt see any commercials. And I think it was too expensive and that people already had local coffee shops. Yes, FPSes were popular back then too, but what I mean is that there were still a variety of genres for games. These days, there's not many racing, RPG, fighting, or even puzzle games. As for the phone part, I meant that people were able to still to have conversations with each other even though they had phones on them.


Weed/Marijuana has been used for decades!
I know that; however, I mean people werent speaking about it often like they do today. For example, in 2010 people were smoking cigarettes. Today, it's blunts, hookahs, and even E-cigs.


I really do miss 2010.  I was 24 then and pretty much having the time of my life.

I will say I disagree with the first point on the OP's list.  MySpace was already well into its fade by 2010.  In fact nobody past high school age was still using it by that point.

The year as a whole have very little to do with the '00s.  While 2009 still had plenty of lingering snap rap and ringtone rap, 2010 didn't as much.  The Lady Gaga/Ke$ha/Katy Perry sound that dominants pop to this day really established its dominance that year.  The iPad came out and was an instance success, beginning the tablet revolution.  It was the year that smartphones went from being an expensive luxury to being the standard.  The dominant male hairstyle, "Bieber hair", which nearly every guy between 13 and 25 had in 2008 and 2009, started to rapidly disappear in 2010 (though there are still a few wearing it today). Obama was President and is still President.

While there are some subtle changes looking back, I think today really isn't that far from 2010 culturally in most aspects.  Culture changed a lot more from 2008-2010 than from 2010-2014.
Yeah I agree, 2014 isn't far from 2010; however, there are certain things today that were irrelevant in 2010 making it seem like it was a long time ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: meesa on 12/11/14 at 8:59 pm


Weed/Marijuana has been used for decades!



Very much so Phillip, an excellent point. It is not a recent discovery or just a recently ok-to-be- discussed pastime:

Really old history:
http://www.advancedholistichealth.org/history.html

Not so old history, but still older by some standards:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/6331/decades-drug-use-data-from-60s-70s.aspx

And not history but:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hEbIMAZnvhc/TAGlcQoOsXI/AAAAAAAAAU4/esMf3CjuOtw/s400/Up-Smoke-Cheech-Chong_l.jpg

I could post links to pot discussion in 2010 to CNN, Time, Reuters, hell webmd or the daily beast even, but you get my point by now.
Or hopefully you do.

Not trying to pick on anyone, but my point is do we really need to have this lengthy of a discussion about nostalgia just four years from the point that we are standing at now? Sorry but I see a lot of threads like this popping up that could probably be summed up into one thread, and just a few sentences.


Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/12/14 at 8:08 am

Today, it's blunts, hookahs, and even E-cigs.

Yes the kids are making it easier for themselves.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/12/14 at 8:10 am

Maybe the fact that marijuana is now legal in Alaska, Washington state, and Colorado. That HAS changed since 2010. It's becoming less taboo and more accepted.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Catherine91UK on 12/13/14 at 5:28 am

The only major difference I can think of between 2010 and 2014 is that our economy in the UK is growing quite quickly. 2014 feels pretty much the same as 2010 to me, but it feels different from 2009!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/13/14 at 7:07 am

In a way it does seem like a long time ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/14/14 at 7:19 pm

Hackers stealing information seems to have changed since 2010! Multiple retail stores, cloud accounts, and Sony to name a few were all victims of hackers.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/14 at 10:07 pm


In a way it does seem like a long time ago.
I believe in yesterday.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 12/17/14 at 9:24 am

I do notice music from the late 00s and 2010 is a little different from today. It's still the same electro pop but it's a different style. Back then it was more upbeat and dance/club style now it's more slower and more teen pop like.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 12/19/14 at 8:36 am


Yeah the MySpace generation was incredibly small, basically people born within a few years of 1990!
I'd say the prime myspace generation were people born from 1990 to around 1993.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/19/14 at 8:41 am


I'd say the prime myspace generation were people born from 1990 to around 1993.


Probably yeah, that's like the typical emo kid generation too. I might throw 1988 and '89 in there as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: XYkid on 12/20/14 at 11:50 am


Probably yeah, that's like the typical emo kid generation too. I might throw 1988 and '89 in there as well.
I indulged myself a bit in the emo fad, but by then it was starting to fade out of popularity (late 2000s). I think 2009 was the last year for emo and myspace to be more relevant than irrelevant.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 12/20/14 at 5:07 pm

I am that generation, though did not enter the emo thing. I miss pop punk though,
or at least the sound of palm muted guitars on the radio..

google searches for myspace:

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=myspace

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: sonikuu on 12/22/14 at 10:22 am


Probably yeah, that's like the typical emo kid generation too. I might throw 1988 and '89 in there as well.


1989 born here.  1989 and 1988 definitely deserve to be lumped into the emo and myspace generation.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 12/22/14 at 2:48 pm


I am that generation, though did not enter the emo thing. I miss pop punk though,
or at least the sound of palm muted guitars on the radio..

google searches for myspace:

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=myspace


Great graph.  That really coincides with the rise and peak of emo culture and the scene swoop haircut on guys.  At the beginning of 2009 it was still everywhere but by the end of that year there had been a very noticeable dropoff.  I consider 2008 to be the peak of that culture.

2010 still had some lingering late '00s fads but it definitely fits this decade.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 12/22/14 at 2:50 pm


1989 born here.  1989 and 1988 definitely deserve to be lumped into the emo and myspace generation.


I knew people born in 1986 who took part.  I would say the graduating class of 2005 were the oldest cohort to be heavily influenced by Emo and Myspace.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 12/27/14 at 10:06 am


I knew people born in 1986 who took part.  I would say the graduating class of 2005 were the oldest cohort to be heavily influenced by Emo and Myspace.
So we can say that the Emo Myspace generation could range from people born in late 86' to 1993/early 94, with people born in 87' and '94 only getting a small taste of that and people born from about 1988/1989-1991 being the prime emo cohort? Anybody born outside that timeframe was too old or too young to have been apart of that generation.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 12/27/14 at 1:48 pm

2010 wasn't as long ago as my beloved 1991.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/28/14 at 4:45 pm


1989 born here.  1989 and 1988 definitely deserve to be lumped into the emo and myspace generation.


Yeah there were plenty of 16 17 year olds around 2005-06 who were into that kind of stuff.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/28/14 at 4:56 pm

Actually when I signed up for MySpace in 2005 you had to be at least 16, so I had to register with a false 1988 birth date. So yeah, people born in the '80s were definitely part of the MySpace generation. Especially when it was new.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/29/14 at 1:10 am


Actually when I signed up for MySpace in 2005 you had to be at least 16, so I had to register with a false 1988 birth date. So yeah, people born in the '80s were definitely part of the MySpace generation. Especially when it was new.
really? Because when I was 14 in 2005 I made a profile with no problems.  I'd say class of 2006 through class of 2011 were the main users of MySpace during its peak. So late 1987 - mid 1993. This is what I noticed being born in December of 1990 and having a MySpace profile during its peak.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/29/14 at 5:14 am


So we can say that the Emo Myspace generation could range from people born in late 86' to 1993/early 94, with people born in 87' and '94 only getting a small taste of that and people born from about 1988/1989-1991 being the prime emo cohort? Anybody born outside that timeframe was too old or too young to have been apart of that generation.

MySpace was big 2006-2008, that's when I still had it. I was in my early 20's. The emo thing I never did, but I was still an alternative type back then. 1985 was not too young for those days, as early 20's isn't too old for that scene.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/29/14 at 2:49 pm


MySpace was big 2006-2008, that's when I still had it. I was in my early 20's. The emo thing I never did, but I was still an alternative type back then. 1985 was not too young for those days, as early 20's isn't too old for that scene.


and don't forget YouTube too as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/29/14 at 6:16 pm


really? Because when I was 14 in 2005 I made a profile with no problems.  I'd say class of 2006 through class of 2011 were the main users of MySpace during its peak. So late 1987 - mid 1993. This is what I noticed being born in December of 1990 and having a MySpace profile during its peak.


What month did you make your account? I think I did around May of '05 and I'm positive you had to be 16. When I tried registering with my 10-28-90 birth date it would not let me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 12/30/14 at 12:25 am


MySpace was big 2006-2008, that's when I still had it. I was in my early 20's. The emo thing I never did, but I was still an alternative type back then. 1985 was not too young for those days, as early 20's isn't too old for that scene.
I agree with you that 2006-2008 was the peak of MySpace, although for the overall relevancy of MySpace was from late 2005 to the first half of 2009 from what I remember, because I heard people talking about the whole MySpace thing as early as 2005 and people I knew still used MySpace in the first half of 2009. It was around later in 2009 when I noticed people started leaving MySpace or deleting their profiles all together and moved to facebook and then in January 2010 I made the switch to facebook because of that. That's how I remember this whole thing.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 12/30/14 at 12:31 am


I agree with you that 2006-2008 was the peak of MySpace, although for the overall relevancy of MySpace was from late 2005 to the first half of 2009 from what I remember, because I heard people talking about the whole MySpace thing as early as 2005 and people I knew still used MySpace in the first half of 2009. It was around later in 2009 when I noticed people started leaving MySpace or deleting their profiles all together and moved to facebook and then in January 2010 I made the switch to facebook because of that. That's how I remember this whole thing.

MySpace was really popular in 2004..

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/30/14 at 3:02 am


I agree with you that 2006-2008 was the peak of MySpace, although for the overall relevancy of MySpace was from late 2005 to the first half of 2009 from what I remember, because I heard people talking about the whole MySpace thing as early as 2005 and people I knew still used MySpace in the first half of 2009. It was around later in 2009 when I noticed people started leaving MySpace or deleting their profiles all together and moved to facebook and then in January 2010 I made the switch to facebook because of that. That's how I remember this whole thing.

I first heard of MySpace in 2003, but didn't care for it back then. It was a very mid 2000's phenomenon, dying out quickly in the late years.


MySpace was really popular in 2004..

Not in my book it wasn't. Kids from my school still used Xanga and blogs more than they had MySpace pages. I didn't even know anyone who had one that year.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/30/14 at 2:36 pm


MySpace was really popular in 2004..


and YouTube was to start a year later.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/30/14 at 4:00 pm

This is actually how I realized that the 2000s are older than I'd previously perceived. I was in middle school when the 2010s began, now I'm headed to post-secondary.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 01/01/15 at 12:46 am

2010 was one dark year for me, second most darkest year after 2009.

I hate 2010, good riddance 2010!  ::)  ::)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 2:52 am


2010 was one dark year for me, second most darkest year after 2009.

I hate 2010, good riddance 2010!  ::)  ::)
Not as dark as in the Dark Ages?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 01/01/15 at 8:13 am


This is actually how I realized that the 2000s are older than I thought. I was in middle school when the 2010s began, now I'm headed to post-secondary.
you're super young. I was already done with high school by the middle of 2009.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 01/01/15 at 6:13 pm


Actually when I signed up for MySpace in 2005 you had to be at least 16, so I had to register with a false 1988 birth date. So yeah, people born in the '80s were definitely part of the MySpace generation. Especially when it was new.


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.


Not in my book it wasn't. Kids from my school still used Xanga and blogs more than they had MySpace pages. I didn't even know anyone who had one that year.


I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 01/01/15 at 6:40 pm


What month did you make your account? I think I did around May of '05 and I'm positive you had to be 16. When I tried registering with my 10-28-90 birth date it would not let me.
I was still in 8th grade when I made my profile on MySpace so Spring of 2005. I don't remember having to lie about my age but I had an account and so did people in the grade below me (class of 2010)at the time I signed up. Then in the fall of 2005 people from two grades below me (class of 2011) had MySpace profiles.  So obviously people went around the age requirement. I think I set it back to my regular birthday after signing up because my correct age always showed up on my profile.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/01/15 at 7:19 pm


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.

I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.

But 2004 MySpace was still popular wasn't it? Like it surpassed friendster and slowly replaced MSN as the place to go online in 2004. At least that's what I read.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 01/01/15 at 7:39 pm

Does anyone remember Bebo? The popularity of that site was very short lived at the end of 2005 into 2006.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/02/15 at 12:18 am


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings
Actually, i would extend that to those born after 1995 were the the Facebook natives because there were some people who were born in 1994 and 1995 who had myspace in 2006 along with the rest. I knew some people who had myspaces at that time and they were around 13.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 01/02/15 at 3:57 am


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.

I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.


Yup, I was born in early 1990 and I first got on Facebook in 2007, but I mostly used Myspace until '09 or so. I'd say I'm probably the tail end of the Myspace generation and people up to 2-3 years younger than me are in between!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 7:46 am


But 2004 MySpace was still popular wasn't it? Like it surpassed friendster and slowly replaced MSN as the place to go online in 2004. At least that's what I read.


I also remember YouTube was about to be debuted a year later.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 7:47 am


Does anyone remember Bebo? The popularity of that site was very short lived at the end of 2005 into 2006.


what was Bebo?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/02/15 at 7:59 pm


I was still in 8th grade when I made my profile on MySpace so Spring of 2005. I don't remember having to lie about my age but I had an account and so did people in the grade below me (class of 2010)at the time I signed up. Then in the fall of 2005 people from two grades below me (class of 2011) had MySpace profiles.  So obviously people went around the age requirement. I think I set it back to my regular birthday after signing up because my correct age always showed up on my profile.

I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/02/15 at 8:26 pm


I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.

No you don't... I went online at age 7. In fact most kids in their single digits these days are online especially in school.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 7:42 am


I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.


They wanted to be sure you were old enough to join and not underage.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/03/15 at 8:03 am

I never had MySpace. I think it wasn't that popular in Europe, though I often received mails like, "Don't you have a MySpace account yet?"
I had msn all the time. After 2008 that waned, and we had a specific Dutch social network, "Hyves", which was succesfull a very long time, before really collapsing in 2010 when everyone moved to facebook.
I find facebook today less used than in 2010, and a few friends already left, because they are paranoid because of the new privacy settings, but well.. I'm more afraid of Google.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/03/15 at 8:22 am


I never had MySpace. I think it wasn't that popular in Europe, though I often received mails like, "Don't you have a MySpace account yet?"
I had msn all the time. After 2008 that waned, and we had a specific Dutch social network, "Hyves", which was succesfull a very long time, before really collapsing in 2010 when everyone moved to facebook.
I find facebook today less used than in 2010, and a few friends already left, because they are paranoid because of the new privacy settings, but well.. I'm more afraid of Google.

Facebook's peak was 2010-2011 I would say. I don't think YouTube even reached its peak yet and I can see it staying for a while but Facebook is slowly dying off as more and more social media apps get made. (Snapchat, Whats App, Instagram, etc.)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/03/15 at 8:28 am

I'd say the main difference between 2010 and today in terms of the Internet is how social media is used, specifically the platform it is used on. In 2010, social media was built to be used on a classic computer environment first. These days it is getting built into apps first and aren't even available on classic computer environments. So the internet is much more mobile and smartphone oriented today than it was in 2010. In 2010 people were considered lucky to have a Facebook smartphone app, if you even had a smartphone at all. These days social media on mobile devices is commonplace and people are using it much more than on classic PC's.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/03/15 at 12:40 pm

But these new social networks are too diffuse to my taste. On facebook, I have the people I know in real life, but on things like instagram, though nice, people from all over the world see your pics, and often not people directly around me in real life. Also, you can't perform a lot of actions on the new ones.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/03/15 at 1:03 pm


I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.


I'm not sure why, but I just remember it was a rule. I had to enter my birth date as 10-28-88 instead of 10-28-90 and I remember it displaying my age as 16 years old when in fact I was only 14. I think they eventually got rid of that rule though.

It's possible they were simply trying to target a specific demographic (older teens?), sort of like how a college email used to be required for Facebook.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: shadowcookie on 01/03/15 at 2:03 pm


I never had MySpace. I think it wasn't that popular in Europe, though I often received mails like, "Don't you have a MySpace account yet?"
I had msn all the time. After 2008 that waned, and we had a specific Dutch social network, "Hyves", which was succesfull a very long time, before really collapsing in 2010 when everyone moved to facebook.
I find facebook today less used than in 2010, and a few friends already left, because they are paranoid because of the new privacy settings, but well.. I'm more afraid of Google.

I remember MySpace being fairly popular in the UK - but we seem to be more in tune with American trends due to shared language. My older sister used it, and I had an account in 2008, and remember people using it at that time, but it quickly waned in 2009. In the UK, we had Bebo as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 5:41 pm

I don't think YouTube even reached its peak yet and I can see it staying for a while but Facebook is slowly dying off as more and more social media apps get made.

I think around 2010-11, YouTube had underwent some changes on the website.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/03/15 at 5:53 pm


I think around 2010-11, YouTube had underwent some changes on the website.

They seemed to update the layout every year but recently they haven't really made many changes, still looking the same as it did 2 years ago. Probably because people complained about the whole Google+ integration change and all.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 6:03 pm


They seemed to update the layout every year but recently they haven't really made many changes, still looking the same as it did 2 years ago. Probably because people complained about the whole Google+ integration change and all.


and plus they were trying to make it more of a social media place.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 01/04/15 at 9:41 am


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.

I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.

Yeah I would figure that 93ers are the last group of people to take part in MySpace while in high school, whereas those born afterwards would be more of the facebook high school generation although they could of created accounts earlier while they were in middle school like mrx said. This I again supports my theory from an earlier thread that I started that as a 91er I am demographically closer to an 87er than a 95er despite the equal age gap from both directions. Let me ask you this. Do you notice any cultural differences with those born from 1994 onward compared to those born in the late 80s and early 90s(1990-1992)?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/06/15 at 8:02 pm


I'm not sure why, but I just remember it was a rule.


The 13 restriction was from COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).  If people are going to buy stuff online, do you really want to be on the hook for all the in-apppurchases your kids make when you thought the game was free to play?  Do you really want a kid to google "math" and get told that TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU to learn math SO BUY KELLOGG'S FROSTED FLAKES? THEY'RE GRRRRREAT!?  Do parents want to deal with a million telemarketing calls and spam emails because their kid signed up for MOM I WANT FROSTED FLAKES NOW?  The fact that BONZI BUDDY IS REMINDING YOU TO BUY FROSTED FLAKES FOR YOUR KIDS because some kid installed it without knowing it's basically malware?

It's a silly and ineffective law, but it's expensive for online service providers to ignore it, and that's why every online service, or even television commercials for childrens' games, either says "Ask your parents if it's OK to play!" or auto rejects signups from any kid too dumb to lie on a web form.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/07/15 at 7:09 pm


The 13 restriction was from COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).  If people are going to buy stuff online, do you really want to be on the hook for all the in-apppurchases your kids make when you thought the game was free to play?  Do you really want a kid to google "math" and get told that TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU to learn math SO BUY KELLOGG'S FROSTED FLAKES? THEY'RE GRRRRREAT!?  Do parents want to deal with a million telemarketing calls and spam emails because their kid signed up for MOM I WANT FROSTED FLAKES NOW?  The fact that BONZI BUDDY IS REMINDING YOU TO BUY FROSTED FLAKES FOR YOUR KIDS because some kid installed it without knowing it's basically malware?

It's a silly and ineffective law, but it's expensive for online service providers to ignore it, and that's why every online service, or even television commercials for childrens' games, either says "Ask your parents if it's OK to play!" or auto rejects signups from any kid too dumb to lie on a web form.


I was talking about MySpace's 16+ age restriction

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Shemp97 on 01/09/15 at 2:09 pm


Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.
This is so true.
I agree with this statement.

10% of Americans were apparently still on dial-up, lol.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/10/15 at 7:13 am

10% of Americans were apparently still on dial-up, lol.

What about the 90%? ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/15 at 7:14 am


What about the 90%? ???
They use broadband, or the Internet at work.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/10/15 at 8:12 am


They use broadband, or the Internet at work.


or smartphones.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/10/15 at 11:46 pm

Yeah, 2010 does feel like a long time ago. 2010 and even 2011 look dated by today's standards, and 2015 hasn't really kicked off yet on a pop cultural basis. The year just started. We're in an extension of 2014.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 01/11/15 at 4:24 pm


Yeah, 2010 does feel like a long time ago. 2010 and even 2011 look dated by today's standards, and 2015 hasn't really kicked off yet on a pop cultural basis. The year just started. We're in an extension of 2014.


I am not sure I would say 2010 and 2011 are dated by today's standards.  2008 does seem dated, but I don't think things today are all that different from how they were in 2010.  By 2010, most of the transition away from '00s culture had already taken place.  2010 was the age of Obama, smartphones, Web 2.0 social media (Facebook, Twitter), and electropop.  All of that still applies to today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/11/15 at 5:52 pm


I am not sure I would say 2010 and 2011 are dated by today's standards.  2008 does seem dated, but I don't think things today are all that different from how they were in 2010.  By 2010, most of the transition away from '00s culture had already taken place.  2010 was the age of Obama, smartphones, Web 2.0 social media (Facebook, Twitter), and electropop.  All of that still applies to today.


The way in which we live our lives hasn't changed too much since 2010, but pop culture has. The clothing and hairstyles are outdated, and the electropop is gone. There are still electronic influences in music, but it sounds different and the trends are different. I think we are undergoing a change, and it will take some time to build up. At the beginning of 2012, I didn't expect dub step to become popular or for people to like a foreign song, but it happened.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/11/15 at 5:56 pm


I am not sure I would say 2010 and 2011 are dated by today's standards.  2008 does seem dated, but I don't think things today are all that different from how they were in 2010.  By 2010, most of the transition away from '00s culture had already taken place.  2010 was the age of Obama, smartphones, Web 2.0 social media (Facebook, Twitter), and electropop.  All of that still applies to today.

Actually 2010 most people had slide phones still, not smartphones. And social media was a lot different back then. No Instagram, Snap chat, whats app, etc. These social media sites are very popular today on mobile platforms, while 2010 social networking was mostly done on traditional PCs. Music was different, we still have electropop but it was different with different artists popular then (Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, etc.) So lots of things have changed. Smartphones were not the norm back then and tablets barely existed. The only thing that stayed the same is Obama, but that will change this year as well. So in a way it does seem dated.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/15 at 10:18 pm

Date difference from Dec 31, 2010 to Jan 12, 2015

The total number of days between Friday, December 31st, 2010 and Monday, January 12th, 2015 is 1,473 days.

This is equal to 4 years and 12 days.

This does not include the end date, so it's accurate if you're measuring your age in days, or the total days between the start and end date. But if you want the duration of an event that includes both the starting date and the ending date, then it would actually be 1,474 days.

If you're counting workdays or weekends, there are 1,051 weekdays and 422 weekend days.

If you include the end date of Jan 12, 2015 which is a Monday, then there would be 1,052 weekdays and 422 weekend days including both the starting Friday and the ending Monday.

1,473 days is equal to 210 weeks and 3 days.

The total time span from 2010-12-31 to 2015-01-12 is 35,352 hours.

This is equivalent to 2,121,120 minutes.

You can also convert 1,473 days to 127,267,200 seconds.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/12/15 at 6:16 pm

I don't get why everyone takes a tattoo these days.
I won't stop them, but I find them really unattractive.
They say they want "something for themselves" but what is unique
of another Sanskrit or Hebrew word or some cheesy proverb carved into you?
I just prefer people pure-skinned, because that is who they really are,
but as said, I won't stop them.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/13/15 at 2:33 pm


I don't get why everyone takes a tattoo these days.
I won't stop them, but I find them really unattractive.
They say they want "something for themselves" but what is unique
of another Sanskrit or Hebrew word or some cheesy proverb carved into you?
I just prefer people pure-skinned, because that is who they really are,
but as said, I won't stop them.


I see a lot of people wearing tattoos.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 01/15/15 at 12:34 pm


Actually 2010 most people had slide phones still, not smartphones. And social media was a lot different back then. No Instagram, Snap chat, whats app, etc. These social media sites are very popular today on mobile platforms, while 2010 social networking was mostly done on traditional PCs. Music was different, we still have electropop but it was different with different artists popular then (Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, etc.) So lots of things have changed. Smartphones were not the norm back then and tablets barely existed. The only thing that stayed the same is Obama, but that will change this year as well. So in a way it does seem dated.


I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.

Many of the trends both in culture and tech that are mainstream today started in 2010 however.  Most people didn't have a tablet, but the iPad was released that year starting the tablet revolution.  Android was released that year kicking off the smartphone revolution (a large number of people objected to the iPhone at that time).  If it wasn't for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, you wouldn't have Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, or any of the other female electro-bubblegum pop stars that dominate '10s music.  You have to credit Justin Bieber and his negative stigma for killing that hairstyle on dudes (which was extremely popular prior to 2010).  So yes trends are more evolved now but overall culture is more similar than dissimilar compared to 2010.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 1:05 pm


I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.


Oh sorry I flipped Canadas and U.S. election around cause Canadas elections are this year.  :P Yeah U.S. elections is in 2017.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/15/15 at 3:24 pm

I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.

So who will be running after he leaves?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 3:38 pm


So who will be running after he leaves?

Hilary Clinton I think.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/15/15 at 4:12 pm


Hilary Clinton I think.


I hope so. Otherwise, will Romney try again?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 4:22 pm


I hope so. Otherwise, will Romney try again?

Well that's irrelevant considering Mitt Romney is in the republican party and Clinton is Democrat. Hilary Clinton and Mitt Romney may both run for the election.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/15/15 at 4:57 pm


Well that's irrelevant considering Mitt Romney is in the republican party and Clinton is Democrat. Hilary Clinton and Mitt Romney may both run for the election.


I know, I know. For Democrats it'll probably be Hillary. For Republicans, it might be Romney or someone else.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/15/15 at 8:47 pm


Hilary Clinton I think.


Oh gosh, I hope not. I'm not voting for her if she does run.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/15 at 8:54 pm


Oh gosh, I hope not. I'm not voting for her if she does run.
At least I do not have to vote.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/15/15 at 8:55 pm


I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.

Many of the trends both in culture and tech that are mainstream today started in 2010 however.  Most people didn't have a tablet, but the iPad was released that year starting the tablet revolution.  Android was released that year kicking off the smartphone revolution (a large number of people objected to the iPhone at that time).  If it wasn't for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, you wouldn't have Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, or any of the other female electro-bubblegum pop stars that dominate '10s music.  You have to credit Justin Bieber and his negative stigma for killing that hairstyle on dudes (which was extremely popular prior to 2010).  So yes trends are more evolved now but overall culture is more similar than dissimilar compared to 2010.


Take note, however, that the year just started. Now that this decade is now half over, I expect the end of 2015 to be very different from the beginning. It was the same with 2014: It started off with the terrible music of 2013, and redeemed itself as the year went on. 2015 will be the same. I feel music is gradually starting to get better. I'm optimistic.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 9:34 pm


Take note, however, that the year just started. Now that this decade is now half over, I expect the end of 2015 to be very different from the beginning. It was the same with 2014: It started off with the terrible music of 2013, and redeemed itself as the year went on. 2015 will be the same. I feel music is gradually starting to get better. I'm optimistic.

Personally I found 2013 music to be better than 2014 music including late 2014 but that's just me. :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/19/15 at 8:21 am

I think it's pretty natural that the early part of a year has more in common with the previous year than with the following.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheMusicdewd on 02/11/15 at 5:26 pm

Seriously?  2010 is like yesterday to me.

It's been five years, and we are already half through the decade, yet I still feel like never left the year 2010.  Not much things have changed since then except technology-related.

Completely different from the 1990's or 2000's where I could tell a big difference from 1990 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/11/15 at 5:56 pm


Seriously?  2010 is like yesterday to me.

It's been five years, and we are already half through the decade, yet I still feel like never left the year 2010.  Not much things have changed since then except technology-related.

Completely different from the 1990's or 2000's where I could tell a big difference from 1990 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005.

We're only 1 month through 2015. Wait until the end of the year and then we will see hiw much things changed.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 02/11/15 at 6:57 pm

Anything past summer 2008 seems very recent to me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nally on 02/11/15 at 7:07 pm


Anything past summer 2008 seems very recent to me.

I feel the same way, most times.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/11/15 at 9:39 pm


I think it's pretty natural that the early part of a year has more in common with the previous year than with the following.


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/11/15 at 10:01 pm


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.

Where did you get April? We hit the middle of the decade on January 1st. We are already in the second half.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/12/15 at 12:39 am


Where did you get April? We hit the middle of the decade on January 1st. We are already in the second half.


Middle of the year, not middle of the decade. Did you even read my words properly? This is how the layout of a year goes.

First Quarter (January through March): Early part of the year "The year just started"
Second and Third Quarters (April through September): Middle part of the year "The heart and soul of the year"
Fourth Quarter (October through December): Late part of the year "The year is almost over"

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/12/15 at 2:39 am


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.


Yes, that's true. Depends highly on the personal circumstances though. If your life changes drastically in the very early part of the year, you will not associate this year with the previous one.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/12/15 at 8:36 am


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.

Oh well even the middle of the year is officially in June. 12/2=6, 6 months after January=June.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 02/12/15 at 9:20 am


Oh well even the middle of the year is officially in June. 12/2=6, 6 months after January=June.

Technically July 2nd is in the middle of a normal year, being preceded by 182 days and followwd by 182 days, totalling 365 days. In leap years, the middle of the year falls inbetween 2 and 3 July.  :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/15 at 2:28 pm


We're only 1 month through 2015. Wait until the end of the year and then we will see how much things changed.


Right now, it's too early to tell.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/15 at 2:30 pm


Where did you get April? We hit the middle of the decade on January 1st. We are already in the second half.


When is the third half? ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/13/15 at 8:35 pm


Seriously?  2010 is like yesterday to me.

It's been five years, and we are already half through the decade, yet I still feel like never left the year 2010.  Not much things have changed since then except technology-related.

Completely different from the 1990's or 2000's where I could tell a big difference from 1990 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005.


How much has your life changed? How old are you anyway? 2010 feels like a long time ago to me. I'm 19.

Plenty has changed since 2010. The fashion of 2010 is dated today. We've completely moved on from the early 2010s. As a matter of fact, I was watching music videos from then (which is usually a good way to determine the fashion trends of that time) and the clothes look so ridiculous. It's gotten much better. Also the music has changed too. The non electronic stuff sounds very current and I doubt they wouldn't have been hits five years ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/13/15 at 9:27 pm


When is the third half? ???


There can only be two halves, Howard.  8)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/14/15 at 1:55 am


6 months after January=June.


No, 6 months after January is July. June is only the 6th month and starts after 5 months have past.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/15 at 2:46 am


When is the third half? ???
That is mathematically impossible.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/14/15 at 7:25 am


No, 6 months after January is July. June is only the 6th month and starts after 5 months have past.


That is correct.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/14/15 at 10:04 am


That is mathematically impossible.


The third half of the '10s ends in 2024 ;)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/14/15 at 3:55 pm

2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/14/15 at 4:16 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either


that was 10 years ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/14/15 at 5:08 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either

2005 was a different lifetime to me. 2010 feels pretty distant to me now also.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/15 at 10:48 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either
It is amazing what 5 years can do!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 02/15/15 at 9:42 pm

It seems like a while ago indeed that movies like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Inception were in theaters.  I'd never call 2010 "old school" but it does seem slightly dated. That whole emo vibe was still somewhat strong, albeit not as much as 2008 or even '09.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/16/15 at 1:19 am

Started high school in 2010 and can still remember the first day & just graduated last year.. Time flies but it sure needs to slow down abit

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/16/15 at 4:39 am

2005 felt more distant in 2010 to me than 2010 does now. This is often due to personal curcumstances. In 2010 I was a student at university and I am still a student at university today. In 2005, I was still in high school.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/16/15 at 7:03 am


Started high school in 2010 and can still remember the first day & just graduated last year.. Time flies but it sure needs to slow down abit


time can go as fast or as slow as it wants.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/16/15 at 12:06 pm


2005 felt more distant in 2010 to me than 2010 does now. This is often due to personal curcumstances. In 2010 I was a student at university and I am still a student at university today. In 2005, I was still in high school.

I agree

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 02/16/15 at 1:36 pm


2005 felt more distant in 2010 to me than 2010 does now. This is often due to personal curcumstances. In 2010 I was a student at university and I am still a student at university today. In 2005, I was still in high school.


The last big cultural shift being in 2008-09 as well as the recession has a lot to do with that.  I really don't think the world has changed all that much since 2010.  It changed a lot between 2005 and 2010.  In 2005 the closest thing to a smartphone was a Palm PDA and tablets were still clunky, heavy, slow laptops running Windows XP that you had to interface with a pen.  Bush was in office and the Iraq war was the biggest political controversy.

Compare 2010 to today and there really isn't that big of a difference.  One of the only things I would be surprised about if I went to sleep in 2010 and woke up in 2015 was that Lady Gaga was NOT the next Madonna.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: SiderealDreams on 02/16/15 at 3:48 pm

I don't see a huge change. Very little if any fashion from 2010 would look outdated today. Electropop is still dominant on the radio. The main differences I see are that the economy is getting better and technology trends that were in their infancy then (such as smartphones) have become the norm.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nally on 02/16/15 at 4:06 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either

It is amazing what 5 years can do!

So true! I remember it as if it's just a short time ago...

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/16/15 at 4:59 pm


Very little if any fashion from 2010 would look outdated today.


Really? A lot of fashion has changed. First if all, extreme side-parted hair is out of style now. Which leads me to my second statement, scene kid fashion is nowhere to be seen. It was still around in 2010, and now it's dead. In 2015, it's pulled back hair, slight side-partings, or center partings. Which leads to statements #3 & 4.

Neon colors are out style. Stores don't sell them anymore, and people don't wear them anymore. It all monochrome now. The fourth one is that guys don't wear makeup anymore like they did in 2010. This was limited to "alternative guys", but I swear, those kinds of guys have moved on.

#5, High-top sneakers are almost out. Not completely, but almost. The low-top sneaker is now the dominant tennis shoe. People don't wear athletic shoes as much as they used to anyway. I'm seeing more dress shoes for guys and girls. #6, skinny jeans are declining. Jeans itself are declining, but people are finally starting to let go of their skinny jeans.

#7, the wings haircut is gone. Remember the "Justin Bieber hairstyle"? It got it's name in 2010, but the trend started as early as 2006, and lasted as far as 2013. That's eight years altogether, it had to go out of style at some point, and it finally left. #8, skirts have gotten shorter. In 2014, they graze the knee cap, whereas before, they were well below it (short skirts were not "in" in the early 2010s). Also, hosiery is coming back.

This only applies to girls but #9, Low heel shoes are officially back. This was a mid-late '90s trend that got it's revival last year. Now 2-3 inch heels are the norm now. The ubiquitous five inch stiletto shoe is almost dead. The guido look just isn't in anymore. Jersey Shore is dead. The most important one is that #10, it's not abou the '80s anymore, it's about the '90s. I'm going into a fairly deep analysis here so now that I've pointed out the differences hopefully I've convinced you that it's not the same. I can mention so much more, but I'm not going to. This term paper of a post is getting too long.  ::)

Here are some pictures from the early 2010s. All of these clothes are now out of style.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Matt_mizery_and_friends.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Ed_Hardy_Children_models.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Banda_Restart_e_Amigo.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Chullo_exportaciones.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/PILARVIDAL-autumn.winter-2009-2010.jpg
(Pea coats are always in, but now they're not so skinny, they're more bulky now...)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Flesh_tunnel_20mm.jpg

Electropop is still dominant on the radio.
It's not called Electropop anymore. Electropop was a kind of synthpop that took it's inspiration from 1980s video game music (think the NES and Super Mario Bros). Now it's just a bland EDM style. Also R&B is slowly making a comeback and Jazz has been having a little burst of success lately (Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith anyone?). The old school '90s sound has been coming back in the Underground Hip-Hop scene (J. Cole, Joey Badass, Skizzy Mars, etc.), it's better than the mainstream one.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 02/16/15 at 7:23 pm

^^^ With fashion, you could still get away with stuff that was fresh in the early '10s today.  It really hasn't changed that much.  What IS out of style is the holdovers from the late '00s that lingered into the early part of this decade.  Things like the Bieber cut, giant logo t-shirts, and scene fashion.  Those were never '10s fads but did linger until about 2013.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/17/15 at 6:46 pm

^^ also retro is coming back aswell from the 80's and 90's, not sure if anyone remembers starter jackets from back then but I sure have seen a lot of people wearing them.. (I do have a couple also :P )

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 02/17/15 at 10:27 pm


^^ also retro is coming back aswell from the 80's and 90's, not sure if anyone remembers starter jackets from back then but I sure have seen a lot of people wearing them.. (I do have a couple also :P )


Would you be referring to the chalk line Starter jackets (adorn by gang members at my middle school) or the Starter jacket parkas (remember the line, "Your Starter jacket or your life")?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/17/15 at 11:11 pm


Would you be referring to the chalk line Starter jackets (adorn by gang members at my middle school) or the Starter jacket parkas (remember the line, "Your Starter jacket or your life")?


Yes those jackets (mostly the satin ones or parkas).. Kind of started to collect them after they lost their popularity.

Don't think they cause the havoc they used to cause, you can usually pick them up in thrift stores or on eBay for pretty cheap

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: af2010 on 02/19/15 at 7:55 pm

It's hard to have perspective on a 5-year span of time when you're in the moment. Everything runs together so it's easy to notice the similarities. You don't really start to notice the difference until you can look back at both years from a distance. I would say 2005/2010 is a bigger gap than 2010/2015, but a lot more changed in those years, 07/08 especially.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/10/15 at 1:42 pm


It really hasn't changed that much.


Well, back in 2010, you said you lived 1,000 miles away from home. Now you say you live in a small town again. I'm guessing you lived in a place where things were more "current" in 2010, whereas now you live in a place that is behind on pop culture and does not keep up with the times. That isn't a very good example..

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 03/10/15 at 2:27 pm

even current events changed in 5 years.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/10/15 at 2:31 pm


whereas now you live in a place that is behind on pop culture and does not keep up with the times.


I also think that I live at a place which is behind on pop culture, but through internet and TV you are pretty much able to notice what's going on in the world. You also have access to every kind of technolgy, wherever you are.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 04/25/15 at 12:23 pm


I also think that I live at a place which is behind on pop culture, but through internet and TV you are pretty much able to notice what's going on in the world. You also have access to every kind of technolgy, wherever you are.


I agree with this.

Though rural areas tend to still be behind on pop culture, the urban/rural disparity isn't as big as it once was thanks to the Internet and TV.  The real difference is in rural areas there just isn't as many people who are interested in staying current.  Where my area is really most noticeably behind is the music that is being played on the radio.  Radio stations here take an absurd amount of time to start playing music that is popular in the rest of the country and also take forever to drop older songs.  For instance, my local hit music station still plays "Like a G6" regularly.  You probably don't still hear that in more populated areas.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bigdsketch on 05/12/15 at 1:21 am

2010 definitely feels like a long time ago to me. I graduated High School that year. Now i'm a 5th year senior in College (i took the rest of 2010 off). As a matter of fact 2 days ago made 5 years since I graduated.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/12/15 at 10:31 am


Where my area is really most noticeably behind is the music that is being played on the radio.  Radio stations here take an absurd amount of time to start playing music that is popular in the rest of the country and also take forever to drop older songs.  For instance, my local hit music station still plays "Like a G6" regularly.  You probably don't still hear that in more populated areas.


Wow, I haven't heard that song on the radio since 2011!

Subject: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: the2001 on 08/24/15 at 3:24 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prmmCg5bKxA

Remember this song? Looking at old pics makes it seem so old,
2010 was like 6 years ago wow

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 3:25 pm

What is tbh please?

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: the2001 on 08/24/15 at 3:27 pm


What is tbh please?


to be honest

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/15 at 3:52 pm

That 2010 music tho 8)

I know some of those Black Eyed Pea songs from that time sound a little bit dated at this point too.

However, anything from this decade and the late 2000's still feels really modern to me though, like it was yesterday.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/24/15 at 3:58 pm

I actually made one about that same year almost a year ago. It sure does feel like another world.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=50887.0

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Fearsword on 08/24/15 at 6:18 pm

I agree. Even 2011 is starting to feel a little dated in my opinion. Infact I would say 2013 would be the first year to have any major connections with 2015 with Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat really taking off that year and Blackberries becoming totally obsolete.

2010-12(A.K.A the early 2010s do seem slightly dated to me)

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/24/15 at 7:54 pm


I agree. Even 2011 is starting to feel a little dated in my opinion. Infact I would say 2013 would be the first year to have any major connections with 2015 with Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat really taking off that year and Blackberries becoming totally obsolete.

2010-12(A.K.A the early 2010s do seem slightly dated to me)


2011 was dated in 2014. I disagree with you about 2012. That year was when the world of today started to emerge. Almost everything that is cool today got its start in 2012. Only some minor trends (as of right now) have been introduced post-2012/13.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: #Infinity on 08/24/15 at 8:03 pm

2010 still feels pretty connected to today, imo.  At least with things like HD YouTube, Facebook being ubiquitous, iPhones being common, electropop dominating music, guitar rock disappearing from the mainstream for good, and civil rights-oriented social discussions, 2015 isn't that different from 2010, except that the year 2010 was a hundred times better.  I actually think it's shocking that 2010 is as close in time to 2005 and even 2004 in-part as it is to now.  Although we're definitely now in the mid-2010s and not the early 2010s, which 2010 represented, the gap in change still isn't that significant.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/15 at 8:13 pm


That 2010 music tho 8)

I know some of those Black Eyed Pea songs from that time sound a little bit dated at this point too.

However, anything from this decade and the late 2000's still feels really modern to me though, like it was yesterday.

Word. 2010 has been the ONLY year I liked for music so far!

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/15 at 8:23 pm


Word. 2010 has been the ONLY year I liked for music so far!


You know we remembered those songs from our 8th grade, Summer 2010, and freshman high school year phases lol.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/15 at 8:29 pm

Even though 2010 was kinda like the first full year where 2010s culture rised up, I don't really think that 2010 felt like a different world to me. Hell, 2010 to March 2011 still felt like the late 2000s to me, since some aspects from that era survived before it became modern in my perspective.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: #Infinity on 08/24/15 at 8:38 pm


Even though 2010 was kinda like the first full year where 2010s culture rised up, I don't really think that 2010 felt like a different world to me. Hell, 2010 to March 2011 still felt like the late 2000s to me, since some aspects from that era survived before it became modern in my perspective.


You don't think 2009 and late 2008 had any significant traces of 2010s culture?  Even by 2009, crunk rap was dead, post-grunge and pop punk were significantly less popular, electropop songs were the most successful on the Billboard Hot 100, more people used Facebook than MySpace, Obama was president, the economy was miserable, the gay marriage movement was picking up steam, and people were just starting to buy iPhones.  If anything, almost nothing at all about 2010 still feels distinctly 2000s, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: 80sfan on 08/24/15 at 8:43 pm

2010 does seem different, but it is by no means so different that 2,000 years from now that I stare at pictures from 2010 and 2015, will I think that it's from two different eras.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/15 at 8:47 pm


You don't think 2009 and late 2008 had any significant traces of 2010s culture?  Even by 2009, crunk rap was dead, post-grunge and pop punk were significantly less popular, electropop songs were the most successful on the Billboard Hot 100, more people used Facebook than Twitter, Obama was president, the economy was miserable, the gay marriage movement was picking up steam, and people were just starting to buy iPhones.  If anything, almost nothing at all about 2010 still feels distinctly 2000s, in my opinion.


I agree with everything you said, to me, the 2000's really started dying off by late 2008 with the election of Barack Obama, the stock market crash, electropop era being in full effect, and Facebook hitting its peak. 2009 really felt like the first full year of the 2010's decade to me, even though it's still in the late 2000's. I still consider late 2008-mid 2012 to be the full early 2010's cultural era with still some late 2000's influences left. Since late 2012 or early 2013 it's felt like we've been in the mid 2010's and late 2000's influences have been totally dead like a rock ever since.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/15 at 8:52 pm


You don't think 2009 and late 2008 had any significant traces of 2010s culture?  Even by 2009, crunk rap was dead, post-grunge and pop punk were significantly less popular, electropop songs were the most successful on the Billboard Hot 100, more people used Facebook than Twitter, Obama was president, the economy was miserable, the gay marriage movement was picking up steam, and people were just starting to buy iPhones.  If anything, almost nothing at all about 2010 still feels distinctly 2000s, in my opinion.


Well, in my opinion, 2008 and 2009 still felt like the 2000s to me. Cartoon Network still had Chowder, Flapjack and the earlier seasons of TDI, Nickelodeon still had their original logo from 1984 (even though it was changed in September of 2009), The Hub was still Discovery Kids (along with not having My Little Pony until late 2010), George W. Bush was still president in 2008 (keep in mind, Obama's first term started in January of 2009, even though people were still complaining about the bad economy at the time) and YouTube was still at its golden age. Hell, the iPhone wasn't that popular until the iPad was released.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/15 at 8:55 pm


Well, in my opinion, 2008 and 2009 still felt like the 2000s to me. Cartoon Network still had Chowder, Flapjack and the earlier seasons of TDI, Nickelodeon still had their original logo from 1984 (even though it was changed in September of 2009), The Hub was still Discovery Kids (along with not having My Little Pony until late 2010), George W. Bush was still president in 2008 (keep in mind, Obama's first term started in January of 2009, even though people were still complaining about the bad economy at the time) and YouTube was still at its golden age. Hell, the iPhone wasn't that popular until the iPad was released.

2008 I'll say was a transitional year. I do KINDA feel that early 09 still felt 00s ish. But summer- fall of 09 DEFINETLY felt like the 10s had came!

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/15 at 9:01 pm


2008 I'll say was a transitional year. I do KINDA feel that early 09 still felt 00s ish. But summer- fall of 09 DEFINETLY felt like the 10s had came!


Through the 2008-2009 school year, I can agree with you on that. Though, some things from the 2000s did survive after that school year.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/15 at 9:14 pm


Through the 2008-2009 school year, I can agree with you on that. Though, some things from the 2000s did survive after that school year.

Yeah, the 2009-10 school year, SOME things made it, for example; Contemporary R&B, SOME post grunge rock, reality tv still kinda being the rage, and CN still felt late 2000s ish. Me and my friends were MAKING FUN of the network from late 2006-2009, it's Bronze age phase of Chowder and Flapjack, and lame reality shows; but honestly me and my friends felt like we had outgrown the product by the time we got to the 06-07 school year.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Slim95 on 08/24/15 at 9:22 pm

Kinda dated and there are a few differences but not "another world".

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Catherine91UK on 08/26/15 at 4:01 pm

I think 2010 does feel different from today, but not 'another world'. iPads/tablets were a novelty in 2010; by 2013 they were an everyday item. The economy (at least where I live) is also better now than it was in 2010.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: bchris02 on 08/26/15 at 6:28 pm

I liked pop culture in 2010 better than 2015.  That period was also a little better in my personal life than 2015 is, especially late that year.

I don't really feel like 2015 feels like another world though.  More evolved, definitely, but there are still a lot of similarities between 2010 and today.  2008 feels like another world.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/27/15 at 4:59 pm

Looking at pictures of myself and of my friends from back then, 2010 and 2011 look quite dated by today's standards. The music doesn't sound the same either. It's clear things have changed in the past four years.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Slim95 on 08/27/15 at 5:12 pm


Looking at pictures of myself and of my friends from back then, 2010 and 2011 look quite dated by today's standards. The music doesn't sound the same either. It's clear things have changed in the past four years.

A lot of things have changed but the music does sound the same to me. Except some artists are less popular like Lady Gaga was still huge in 2010, now not so much.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/27/15 at 6:53 pm


A lot of things have changed but the music does sound the same to me. Except some artists are less popular like Lady Gaga was still huge in 2010, now not so much.


*sigh* I've said so many times before this, we live in different countries! Of course our viewpoints are going to be different!

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/27/15 at 7:18 pm


*sigh* I've said so many times before this, we live in different countries! Of course our viewpoints are going to be different!


What country are you from?

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/27/15 at 7:25 pm


*sigh* I've said so many times before this, we live in different countries! Of course our viewpoints are going to be different!


Woah I thought you were from the U.S. all this time. Maybe this is why your viewpoints are so different, but I do agree with your opinion on how the music and fashion has been different compared to 2010 though.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: snozberries on 08/29/15 at 1:14 pm


I actually made one about that same year almost a year ago. It sure does feel like another world.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=50887.0



because of the similar subject matter the two topics have been merged into one.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Slim95 on 08/29/15 at 2:17 pm


Woah I thought you were from the U.S. all this time. Maybe this is why your viewpoints are so different, but I do agree with your opinion on how the music and fashion has been different compared to 2010 though.

I think they mean that I'm from Canada. But still, we live right beside each other. Pop culture is not a different planet.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/29/15 at 2:18 pm


I think they mean that I'm from Canada. But still, we live right beside each other. Pop culture is not a different planet.


I think mqg96 was talking about ArcticFox talking about how he was from a different country, not you.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/29/15 at 4:52 pm


What country are you from?


I'm American. Slim95 is Canadian.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/29/15 at 6:30 pm


I'm American. Slim95 is Canadian.


Oh. I thought you were simply from a different country, but now that I look at your post that started all this, I think you were saying that people have different view points over every decade.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Zelek3 on 02/14/17 at 9:51 am

Now it feels like an even longer time ago. :o

Come back 2010! There was a sense of optimism and rebuilding, and we didn't have a wacky clown as our president. The bipartisan divide seemed like a relatively minor issue back then, unlike today where it's a huge damn problem. Can't say the same about 2017...

We miss you 2010! Snuggled up among your strong and firm arms, the economy was good marginally improving, the world was safe, and America was truly great relatively good compared to the past three years. 8)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Baltimoreian on 02/14/17 at 10:13 am


Now it feels like an even longer time ago. :o

Come back 2010, we miss you! There was a sense of optimism and rebuilding, and we didn't have a wacky clown as our president. The bipartisan divide seemed like a relatively minor issue back then, unlike today where it's a huge damn problem. Can't say the same about 2017...

F*ck 2015, f*ck 2016, and f*ck 2017 so far.


F*ck this decade in general, though. The only good years from the 2010s were 2010 and 2011 (before Steve Jobs died of course).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/14/17 at 10:20 am

Yes, seven years is quite awhile ago. :o

It was a horrible year for my personal life. The second worst year of my life.
Pop culturally, it was somewhat fun, with Gaga and Kesha being big, and all!
Politically, America has been divided since the mid to late 00's. It was a slow burn to what it is now!! Which is a bang.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 02/14/17 at 10:47 am

2010 was a Teenage Dream! Probably the second or third best year of my life, personally. :D

I was still in high school for the first half of the year and still lived near downtown Toronto, so it definitely is a bit of a departure for me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/15/17 at 10:39 am


2010 was a Teenage Dream! Probably the second or third best year of my life, personally. :D

I was still in high school for the first half of the year and still lived near downtown Toronto, so it definitely is a bit of a departure for me.


2009 was the worst year of my life, and 2010 was the second worst year! So to me, 2010 was just 2009 Part 2.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 02/15/17 at 12:14 pm


2009 was the worst year of my life, and 2010 was the second worst year! So to me, 2010 was just 2009 Part 2.  ;D


Damn. Was it because of the recession? :o

Late 2008 and early 2009 was probably the darkest period of my life, but late 2009 was decent, so it's hard for me to say 2009 was the worst year of my life, but it definitely had the saddest moments.  :(

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/15/17 at 12:27 pm


Damn. Was it because of the recession? :o

Late 2008 and early 2009 was probably the darkest period of my life, but late 2009 was decent, so it's hard for me to say 2009 was the worst year of my life, but it definitely had the saddest moments.  :(


To put it nicely, my relationship with some people I knew was at a nadir. There were knives in my back, whoa! I knew some people for years!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mqg96 on 02/15/17 at 3:43 pm

2010 still feels like yesterday to me because I started HIGH SCHOOL that year! That's doesn't feel like a long time ago, and it's 2017 now and I'm almost halfway done with college. When it was 2007 the year 2000 already felt like forever ago to me because of how bigger of a difference the culture is between 2000 and 2007 and the fact that my memories were still vague in 2000 being preschool aged compared to being a kid in middle school by 2007.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/15/17 at 6:10 pm


2010 still feels like yesterday to me because I started HIGH SCHOOL that year! That's doesn't feel like a long time ago, and it's 2017 now and I'm almost halfway done with college. When it was 2007 the year 2000 already felt like forever ago to me because of how bigger of a difference the culture is between 2000 and 2007 and the fact that my memories were still vague in 2000 being preschool aged compared to being a kid in middle school by 2007.


I hope you graduate!  :)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/19/17 at 4:36 pm

I can't believe 2010 is 7 years ago, it doesn't feel that long ago at all.  :o It feels like yesterday it was New Years Eve counting down to 2010. I guess as we get older, time feels less and less distant. In 2014 when 2007 was 7 years ago, it felt like a very long time ago. I was 15 in 2010 but still it seems so recent!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: exodus08 on 02/19/17 at 4:41 pm


I can't believe 2010 is 7 years ago, it doesn't feel that long ago at all.  :o It feels like yesterday it was New Years Eve counting down to 2010. I guess as we get older, time feels less and less distant. In 2014 when 2007 was 7 years ago, it felt like a very long time ago. I was 15 in 2010 but still it seems so recent!

2004 seems recent to me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: the2001 on 05/08/17 at 2:20 pm


2004 seems recent to me.

I feel like 2010 is the last year as of late that seems

Moderately dated

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/08/17 at 5:22 pm

I loved 2010 because I found so much good music during that time

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Sleigh Bells - Treats
Robyn - Body Talk
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Best Coast - Crazy for You
Drake - Thank Me Later
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two
Caribou - Swim

and I was still high on new Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi, and Grizzly Bear.

I was loving the cutesy, "Feist 1234" vibe that seemed to be developing. That ended sometime after Thrift Shop faded from memory. I miss 2010...I thought this decade was gonna be so awesome.

OH WOE IS ME!!!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/08/17 at 5:31 pm

2010 is not a long time ago obviously. However, it does feel distant but not that distant. I graduated from elementary school in June 2010 and started middle school in September 2010. Now, I'm about to graduate from high school in June and start college in late August. A lot of things from 2010 are simply not relelvant now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/08/17 at 10:59 pm


2010 is not a long time ago obviously. However, it does feel distant but not that distant.


That's a accurate way to describe the length in distance.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: #Infinity on 05/08/17 at 11:00 pm

2010 seems like kind of a while ago to me because I was still in high school at the time. As a working woman whose understanding of the world has evolved considerably in 7 years (old!), my days of running cross country competitively and preparing for college seem like a totally different world. Granted, I don't think popular culture itself has changed too drastically since the start of the decade, but my life sure didn't function in quite the same way back then.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nally on 05/08/17 at 11:10 pm


2010 seems like kind of a while ago to me because I was still in high school at the time. As a working woman whose understanding of the world has evolved considerably in 7 years (old!), my days of running cross country competitively and preparing for college seem like a totally different world. Granted, I don't think popular culture itself has changed too drastically since the start of the decade, but my life sure didn't function in quite the same way back then.

I can totally understand; I too was in a different everyday environment than I am today, and other things have transpired in my life in the seven years since.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/09/17 at 12:39 am

The only year for me that truly feels a long time ago is 2007. That's the last year with decent popular music and the last year before things went really bad in pop culture.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/09/17 at 2:59 am

For me personally, 2010 does feel like a long time ago. I was only 11 and still in Year 5 at primary school. Now i'm 18 and will graduate from high school in November. I think changes in your personal life can result in some years feeling a lot more distant than others. A lot has changed for me since I was only 11 years old, which is why 2010 doesn't exactly feel recent anymore. Apart from that, seeing pictures like the one below really reinforces how long ago 2010 is. This capture is from a DVD-R recording that I have of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Everyone would be using their smartphones to capture the Olympic events now!

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/SharksFan99/smart_zpsjd6tcown.jpg

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/09/17 at 6:40 am


For me personally, 2010 does feel like a long time ago. I was only 11 and still in Year 5 at primary school. Now i'm 18 and will graduate from high school in November. I think changes in your personal life can result in some years feeling a lot more distant than others. A lot has changed for me since I was only 11 years old, which is why 2010 doesn't exactly feel recent anymore. Apart from that, seeing pictures like the one below really reinforces how long ago 2010 is. This capture is from a DVD-R recording that I have of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Everyone would be using their smartphones to capture the Olympic events now!

http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u431/SharksFan99/smart_zpsjd6tcown.jpg

Nice capture dude. Also, I'm basically the same way.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Lizardmatum on 05/09/17 at 8:10 am

2010 sad to say does feel like a long time ago now. Not a world away but still a long time ago. My life was just a completely different picture to how it is now, back then. Different friend, different circumstances, different school and different music, ah I miss it.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/09/17 at 10:22 am

Wow I can't believe how many people are nostalgic for 2010 already.  :o It does not feel that long ago to me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: exodus08 on 05/09/17 at 10:23 am


Wow I can't believe how many people are nostalgic for 2010 already.  :o It does not feel that long ago to me.

Lol same here. It was like yesterday for me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/09/17 at 5:24 pm


Wow I can't believe how many people are nostalgic for 2010 already.  :o It does not feel that long ago to me.



Lol same here. It was like yesterday for me.
While it definitely seems like yesterday; however, lets be honest it pretty much has no ties today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/09/17 at 8:21 pm


While it definitely seems like yesterday; however, lets be honest it pretty much has no ties today.

I disagree. There are many things today that were popular in 2010 and that has ties to today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Setemstraight on 05/09/17 at 9:52 pm

Twitter became popular in 2009 so it was already popular in 2010

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/09/17 at 9:56 pm


I disagree. There are many things today that were popular in 2010 and that has ties to today.
Examples?


Twitter became popular in 2009 so it was already popular in 2010
It may have rose to popularity at the time, but it wasn't nearly as huge as it is today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/09/17 at 10:03 pm

In general, 2009-2013 seems like its own "mini-era" disconnected from what came after.

Sort of like 2000-2003.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Encoder319 on 05/09/17 at 10:52 pm


In general, 2009-2013 seems like its own "mini-era" disconnected from what came after.

Sort of like 2000-2003.


I'd peg 2012 as the last year that had any sort of meaningful connection with 2009, although that's splitting hairs. But yeah, the early 10s are a different era from today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/09/17 at 11:02 pm


I'd peg 2012 as the last year that had any sort of meaningful connection with 2009, although that's splitting hairs. But yeah, the early 10s are a different era from today.

I'd say 2013 because 2013 was the last year where the left-wing felt like they were still "on the ball". 2014 was when the so-called "social justice warriors" began to rise to prominence and this had big consequences.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bigdsketch on 05/10/17 at 12:28 am

2010, in context of life events, feels like forever ago. In the early portion of 2010, i was in high school and i graduated that May. I'm 3 years away from my ten year high school reunion...  :o

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Setemstraight on 05/10/17 at 12:43 am


Examples?
It may have rose to popularity at the time, but it wasn't nearly as huge as it is today.

Actually it was more popular then

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: aja675 on 05/10/17 at 1:31 am


I'd peg 2012 as the last year that had any sort of meaningful connection with 2009, although that's splitting hairs. But yeah, the early 10s are a different era from today.

Even 2013 did if you ask me. At least I think so considering how the cheesy teen pop I listened to back then sounded closer to 2009 than to 2017. Besides, in many ways, 2013 mainstream music was essentially 2009 underground music.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 2:01 am


Actually it was more popular then
There's no way Twitter could have been more popular at the time considering that Facebook was the site that blew up.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Setemstraight on 05/10/17 at 3:47 am


There's no way Twitter could have been more popular at the time considering that Facebook was the site that blew up.

Facebook and Twitter were extremely popular at the same time

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 8:31 am


Facebook and Twitter were extremely popular at the same time
That's not what the studies say. In the early 10s, Facebook had more users overall than Twitter. Besides, the whole follow me on Twitter trend wasn't even truly a thing yet.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/10/17 at 9:08 am

I'd give it at least two more years for me.  :D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 1:33 pm


Examples?

Facebook, YouTube, cellphones, tablets, some celebrities and music, overall vibe, and more. You have to think of many detailed and artificial examples to say that 2010 is another world and has zero ties to today. It is very much relevant today and so is 2009.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 2:10 pm


Facebook, YouTube, cellphones, tablets, some celebrities and music, overall vibe, and more. You have to think of many detailed and artificial examples to say that 2010 is another world and has zero ties to today. It is very much relevant today and so is 2009.
Those may have been relevant in 2010, but the thing is that the format, nor the devices are the same as today. There are some celebrities today who were not on the scene in 2010. The overall vibe, yeah there was the recession; however, it was a time before the era of mass-shootings/ISIS/BLM/other terrorist attacks etc. For music, yeah there was Kesha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry running the scene; however, there was also Bruno Mars, B.o.B, Mike Posner, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Rhianna, Drake, Usher, and so on.

2010 Facebook

https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/fbprofile3.png

2010 YouTube

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HoRJNz7unvs/maxresdefault.jpg

Common cellphones of 2010

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/04/samsung.jpg

http://mobile-cell-phone.org/digital/BlackBerry-Curve-3G-T-Moible-release-date.jpg



Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/10/17 at 3:20 pm


Wow I can't believe how many people are nostalgic for 2010 already.  :o It does not feel that long ago to me.


It's only been 7 years.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 3:24 pm


It's only been 7 years.

7 years is actually a significant amount of time. The world was not the same in 2007 as it was in 2000, for example.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: exodus08 on 05/10/17 at 3:39 pm


7 years is actually a significant amount of time. The world was not the same in 2007 as it was in 2000, for example.

No one was nostalgic for 2000 in 2007.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 3:43 pm


Those may have been relevant in 2010, but the thing is that the format, nor the devices are the same as today. There are some celebrities today who were not on the scene in 2010. The overall vibe, yeah there was the recession; however, it was a time before the era of mass-shootings/ISIS/BLM/other terrorist attacks etc. For music, yeah there was Kesha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry running the scene; however, there was also Bruno Mars, B.o.B, Mike Posner, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Rhianna, Drake, Usher, and so on.

2010 Facebook

https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/fbprofile3.png

2010 YouTube

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HoRJNz7unvs/maxresdefault.jpg

Common cellphones of 2010

http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/04/samsung.jpg

http://mobile-cell-phone.org/digital/BlackBerry-Curve-3G-T-Moible-release-date.jpg

As I said, the formats and how the websites look are superficial things. These are not drastic changes. We use the same websites these days as we did on 2010, and the same overall vibe and types of technologies are still used today. it is simply not a different world from today. But 2007 and 2000 are two completely different years and like worlds apart. This decade has been consistent since it started, there are simply not enough changes from 2010.

If I went back on a time machine to 2010, I would not notice anything different until I really paid attention to minor things. The same can't be said for 2004 for example, I would immediately realize I am in a different era.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 3:44 pm


It's only been 7 years.

I know Howard. I am confused too as to why so many people think 2010 is that old haha.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 3:46 pm


No one was nostalgic for 2000 in 2007.

I bet that you're wrong.

http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/inthe00s/smf/1146972911.shtml
http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/inthe00s/smf/1152576119.shtml

These threads are from 2006^

So......yeah.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 3:48 pm


I bet that you're wrong.

http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/inthe00s/smf/1146972911.shtml
http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/inthe00s/smf/1152576119.shtml

These threads are from 2006^

So......yeah.

Not a good idea to use this forum as an example. People are nostalgic for anything on this forum even things pretty recent, myself included sometimes. The general public did not feel 2000 was a long time ago in 2006.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 3:51 pm


As I said, the formats and how the websites look are superficial things. These are not drastic changes. We use the same websites these days as we did on 2010, and the same overall vibe and types of technologies are still used today. it is simply not a different world from today. But 2007 and 2000 are two completely different years and like worlds apart. This decade has been consistent since it started, there are simply not enough changes from 2010.
Not exactly. In 2010, MySpace, MSN and AIM were still commonly used along with Facebook (although the former three were on their last legs). Tablets were not common that year either considering they were just being released at that time. As for the overall vibe, it was much more cheerful and calm. It wasn't all that dark and serious compared to today. Yes, the recession was still in place; however, that's only one factor.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 3:55 pm

Yeah in 2010 smartphones were barely becoming popular, you still had a lot of flip phones back then. The political situation was not nearly as bad, though it was starting to get bad with the rise of the tea party and all that. The recession was ugly, but somehow the mess of the Trump administration seems worse. I'm not really sure anymore how much of a future the United States has as a country to be honest.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 3:56 pm


Not a good idea to use this forum as an example. People are nostalgic for anything on this forum even things pretty recent, myself included sometimes. The general public did not feel 2000 was a long time ago in 2006.

You're kidding.

Many people were nostalgic for the way of life BEFORE 9/11 in 2006 & 2007.

In the year 2000...

1. The September 11, 2001 attacks hadn't happened
2. Bill Clinton was still President
3. Teen pop was still popular
4. Dot-com bubble was still in existence
5. Around 50% of people still didn't have PCs in their homes.
6. Fashion was mostly different in 2000 from 2006 & 2007.
7. Extreme sports like skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, Motocross, etc were ALL THE RAGE in 2000 but not in 2006 & 2007.
8. The 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia happened.
9. The economy was still in a surplus
10. No Iraq nor Afghanistan wars.

There were many people in 2007 nostalgic for those things^

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 3:59 pm


Not exactly. In 2010, MySpace, MSN and AIM were still commonly used along with Facebook (although the former three were on their last legs). Tablets were not common that year either considering they were just being released at that time. As for the overall vibe, it was much more cheerful and calm. It wasn't all that dark and serious compared to today. Yes, the recession was still in place; however, that's only one factor.

I'm not saying it wasn't different at all. But it certainly wasn't worlds apart. My argument is that it shares many things that are popular today, including 2009 and late 2008. Just because it is dated, doesn't mean it's old and and a different world with no connection to today. That would be 2007 in my humble opinion, but others would argue 2004 and older people will go as far as to say the '90s like my dad. I just think 2010 was too recent and not different enough to be considered very different from today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: exodus08 on 05/10/17 at 4:02 pm


You're kidding.

Many people were nostalgic for the way of life BEFORE 9/11 in 2006 & 2007.

In the year 2000...

1. The September 11, 2001 attacks hadn't happened
2. Bill Clinton was still President
3. Teen pop was still popular
4. Dot-com bubble was still in existence
5. Around 50% of people still didn't have PCs in their homes.
6. Fashion was mostly different in 2000 from 2006 & 2007.
7. Extreme sports like skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, Motocross, etc were ALL THE RAGE in 2000 but not in 2006 & 2007.
8. The 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia happened.
9. The economy was still in a surplus
10. No Iraq nor Afghanistan wars.

There were many people in 2007 nostalgic for those things^

lol what people?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:06 pm


lol what people?

Many average Joes and Janes...who else?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 4:07 pm


I'm not saying it wasn't different at all. But it certainly wasn't worlds apart. My argument is that it shares many things that are popular today, including 2009 and late 2008. Just because it is dated, doesn't mean it's old and and a different world with no connection to today. That would be 2007 in my humble opinion, but others would argue 2004 and older people will go as far as to say the '90s like my dad. I just think 2010 was too recent and not different enough to be considered very different from today.
Well like Reignman said, 7 years is a huge amount of time. So much has changed since 2010. Oh, and no, I never said that year was old and worlds apart; I said it just seems dated.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: exodus08 on 05/10/17 at 4:09 pm


Many average Joes and Janes...who else?

In 2007 no one was taking about missing the year 2000. Do you remember at the age of 8 people taking about missing 2000?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:11 pm


Oh, and no, I never said that year was old and worlds apart; I said it just seems dated.

Well I agree with that. Someone else said it was a different world in 2010 and I disagree with that. And I think there are plenty of stuff from 2010 that is relevent today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 4:13 pm


Well I agree with that. Someone else said it was a different world in 2010 and I disagree with that. And I think there are plenty of stuff from 2010 that is relevent today.
Well, it won't be like that anytime soon. By 2019, 2010 will seem worlds apart in a way.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:14 pm


In 2007 no one was taking about missing the year 2000. Do you remember at the age of 8 people taking about missing 2000?

I'm pretty sure there were plenty of people missing life before 9/11 in 2007. Why do you think otherwise? ???


Well, it won't be like that anytime soon. By 2019, 2010 will seem worlds apart in a way.

Yeah, it will be like 1989 and 1980.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:14 pm


Well, it won't be like that anytime soon. By 2019, 2010 will seem worlds apart in a way.

Maybe

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 4:18 pm


I'm pretty sure there were plenty of people missing life before 9/11 in 2007. Why do you think otherwise? ???
Yeah, it will be like 1989 and 1980.
You got that right! ;) ;D


Maybe
Well, 9 years is a fair amount of time. Just look at how old 2000 was overall in 2009.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 05/10/17 at 4:20 pm

For me, 2010 really was like another world.  It really might as well be high school or even childhood compared to today.

As we get further and further into the Trump era, the early '10s seem more and more to be a distant memory.  Even the mid '10s...2015 for instance, seems quite different.  Right now, I am counting down to and highly anticipating the year 2020.  That's going to be a hugely transformative year for both my personal life and the country.  However, I am doing my best to try to make the most of the next three years.  I want to make my own 2017-2019 better than 2013-2016 were, despite less than optimal circumstances.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:20 pm


You got that right! ;) ;D
Well, 9 years is a fair amount of time. Just look at how old 2000 was overall in 2009.

It may be, and I hope it will be, but you never know. Nobody can predict the future.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:22 pm


You got that right! ;) ;D
Well, 9 years is a fair amount of time. Just look at how old 2000 was overall in 2009.


I think at 5 years ago or more I usually start noticing differences, though it could be a bit earlier or later at times, but 5 years ago is usually enough time to seem at least a little bit dated.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:23 pm


For me, 2010 really was like another world.  It really might as well be high school or even childhood compared to today.

As we get further and further into the Trump era, the early '10s seem more and more to be a distant memory.  Even the mid '10s...2015 for instance, seems quite different.  Right now, I am counting down to and highly anticipating the year 2020.  That's going to be a hugely transformative year for both my personal life and the country.  However, I am doing my best to try to make the most of the next three years.  I want to make my own 2017-2019 better than 2013-2016 were, despite less than optimal circumstances.

I hope you succeed in your quest to reach personal happiness in 2020. 2020 will probably be a great year for me as well :).


I think at 5 years ago or more I usually start noticing differences, though it could be a bit earlier or later at times, but 5 years ago is usually enough time to seem at least a little bit dated.

I agree 100%.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:26 pm

When would you guys say you started seeing hashtags everywhere? Around 2012?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:27 pm


I think at 5 years ago or more I usually start noticing differences, though it could be a bit earlier or later at times, but 5 years ago is usually enough time to seem at least a little bit dated.

Yeah same here. 5 years is when things start to seem at least semi-dated. But when things seem old school, that would be usually around 10 years for me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:27 pm


When would you guys say you started seeing hashtags everywhere? Around 2012?

I think 2013.


Yeah same here. 5 years is when things start to seem at least semi-dated. But when things seem old school, that would be usually around 10 years for me.

I agree.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:28 pm


When would you guys say you started seeing hashtags everywhere? Around 2012?

2013 for me. Early 2013 I heard of the term and saw people putting it everywhere on Facebook. Then of course Robin Thicke used it in his Blurred Lines video in 2013 which really showed how popular it was at the time.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 4:30 pm


It may be, and I hope it will be, but you never know. Nobody can predict the future.
Well, 2010 is dated in a way, and I wouldn't say that statement. Scientists are always predicting the future.


I think at 5 years ago or more I usually start noticing differences, though it could be a bit earlier or later at times, but 5 years ago is usually enough time to seem at least a little bit dated.
Yeah, I noticed that too back in 2014 when I made this thread. Yeah, 2010 wasn't obsolete, but it was somewhat dated.


As we get further and further into the Trump era, the early '10s seem more and more to be a distant memory.  Even the mid '10s...2015 for instance, seems quite different.  Right now, I am counting down to and highly anticipating the year 2020.  That's going to be a hugely transformative year for both my personal life and the country.
Oh, you best believe it! 2020 is absolutely going to be very transformative


When would you guys say you started seeing hashtags everywhere? Around 2012?
I think it was much later than that. I read it began with BLM, and then truly took off in 2014.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:30 pm


Yeah same here. 5 years is when things start to seem at least semi-dated. But when things seem old school, that would be usually around 10 years for me.


Yeah it's weird how old 2007 seems compared to now actually. The first iPhone was just coming out then, and it only had 2G and a laughable camera and no apps. Like we were actually so far less connected than we are today. I kinda miss that tbh cuz it's just too much today! Too many distractions now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:31 pm


I think it was much later than that. I read it began with BLM, and then truly took off in 2014.


Really it's interesting how it's relatively recent, only 3-4 years ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:32 pm


Yeah it's weird how old 2007 seems compared to now actually. The first iPhone was just coming out then, and it only had 2G and a laughable camera and no apps. Like we were actually so far less connected than we are today. I kinda miss that tbh cuz it's just too much today! Too many distractions now.

Me too. I'm kind of scared for the 2020s :(.


Really it's interesting how it's relatively recent, only 3-4 years ago.

Oh yeah, hashtags (in the social media popularity sense) are super recent.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:32 pm

I wonder how long the hashtag stuff will last, will people still being doing that crap in like 2030?  ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:32 pm


Well, 2010 is dated in a way, and I wouldn't say that statement. Scientists are always predicting the future.

Scientists are not fortune tellers though lol. We will have to wait and see.


I think it was much later than that. I read it began with BLM, and then truly took off in 2014.

I think it definitely took off in early 2013 because Blurred Lines, which was the number 2 song of 2013, had hashtags everywhere in the music video.


I wonder how long the hashtag stuff will last, will people still being doing that crap in like 2030?  ;D

I hope not lol

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/10/17 at 4:33 pm


When would you guys say you started seeing hashtags everywhere? Around 2012?


Early 2013. I remember it very well. They pretty much became popular around the same time as selfies.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:35 pm


Well, 2010 is dated in a way, and I wouldn't say that statement. Scientists are always predicting the future.

I guess what he means is that we can never accurately predict the future. I mean just look at Blade Runner (1982)...it was set in Los Angeles in 2019 and the world doesn't look anywhere close to how it looked in the movie. We're only 2 years away from 2019.


I wonder how long the hashtag stuff will last, will people still being doing that crap in like 2030?  ;D

Hashtags will die out by 2024 (or earlier). I remember when the hashtag symbol just meant the pound key ;D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:37 pm

I wonder how long Facebook, Twitter, etc will last too? Will these sites still be around in 15-20 years? Will some other kinda trend supersede social media? What will be the hot gadget after the smartphone, which by now is well established. I think about the future a lot.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: #Infinity on 05/10/17 at 4:38 pm


When would you guys say you started seeing hashtags everywhere? Around 2012?


I think it was roughly around 2013, especially the latter half in particular, that my usename began to look like an ode to social media as opposed to something normally cryptic. I definitely don't remember coming across many Obama or Romney hashtags in late 2012 (I instead recall somebody posting "Mitt's the tits"), but I'm definitely confident the hashtag took over the world sometime in the middle of my college years. By the time the Chainsmokers released "#Selfie," I knew what the symbol meant on social media and never thought that that song translated to "Number Selfie" or "Pound Selfie."

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 4:40 pm


Yeah it's weird how old 2007 seems compared to now actually. The first iPhone was just coming out then, and it only had 2G and a laughable camera and no apps. Like we were actually so far less connected than we are today. I kinda miss that tbh cuz it's just too much today! Too many distractions now.
OMG! Same here! I think many people overestimate the tech we had in 2007 versus today. And add to the fact it was before the recession, Obama etc.


Really it's interesting how it's relatively recent, only 3-4 years ago.
I know! It doesn't seem that long ago. Oh, and I think hashtags were first shown on the news with Twitter being the first contender.


I wonder how long the hashtag stuff will last, will people still being doing that crap in like 2030?  ;D
I think that will die out after this decade.


Scientists are not fortune tellers though lol. We will have to wait and see.

I think it definitely took off in early 2013 because Blurred Lines, which was the number 2 song of 2013, had hashtags everywhere in the music video.
Well, there have been accurate predictions though.

I've seen the video and while it may have started the trend, it truly didn't take off until 2014.


I guess what he means is that we can never accurately predict the future. I mean just look at Blade Runner (1982)...it was set in Los Angeles in 2019 and the world doesn't look anywhere close to how it looked in the movie. We're only 2 years away from 2019.
Well, it has been happened before ;)


I wonder how long Facebook, Twitter, etc will last too? Will these sites still be around in 15-20 years? Will some other kinda trend supersede social media? What will be the hot gadget after the smartphone, which by now is well established. I think about the future a lot.
Hell NO! Just look at AOL/AIM, Myspace, Friendster, and even MSN. They're all washed up ;D ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:41 pm

Hasn't Twitter kind of become heavily associated with Donald Trump now? I could kinda see it dying after Trump goes down in flames in 2020.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:41 pm


I think it was roughly around 2013, especially the latter half in particular, that my usename began to look like an ode to social media as opposed to something normally cryptic. I definitely don't remember coming across many Obama or Romney hashtags in late 2012 (I instead recall somebody posting "Mitt's the tits"), but I'm definitely confident the hashtag took over the world sometime in the middle of my college years. By the time the Chainsmokers released "#Selfie," I knew what the symbol meant on social media and never thought that that song translated to "Number Selfie" or "Pound Selfie."

If you say it was popular in late 2013, why would Robin Thicke have hashtags all over his video in April of 2013? (and the video was probably filmed in February or March)  ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:42 pm


I wonder how long Facebook, Twitter, etc will last too? Will these sites still be around in 15-20 years? Will some other kinda trend supersede social media? What will be the hot gadget after the smartphone, which by now is well established. I think about the future a lot.

Facebook and Twitter will die out by the mid 2020s. Other social media sites will take over.

I guess smartphones will just get more advanced. Holographic phones? Is that even possible? (I hope not :-\\)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:43 pm


I think it was roughly around 2013, especially the latter half in particular, that my usename began to look like an ode to social media as opposed to something normally cryptic. I definitely don't remember coming across many Obama or Romney hashtags in late 2012 (I instead recall somebody posting "Mitt's the tits"), but I'm definitely confident the hashtag took over the world sometime in the middle of my college years. By the time the Chainsmokers released "#Selfie," I knew what the symbol meant on social media and never thought that that song translated to "Number Selfie" or "Pound Selfie."


Yeah 2014 is definitely super 2010s, almost the same as today culture wise except today is somehow slightly more depressing and worse.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:45 pm


I wonder how long Facebook, Twitter, etc will last too? Will these sites still be around in 15-20 years? Will some other kinda trend supersede social media? What will be the hot gadget after the smartphone, which by now is well established. I think about the future a lot.

I predict social media will transform into VR/AR within the next 10 years. So it went from the traditional desktop, to mobile, and then to VR/AR maybe. I'm sure there will be others sites to replace it, but I see YouTube sticking around for a while and as much as I want to see Facebook die, it may also stick around. Twitter I can definitely see dying even within the next few years and being replaced with something else.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:46 pm


Facebook and Twitter will die out by the mid 2020s. Other social media sites will take over.

I guess smartphones will just get more advanced. Holographic phones? Is that even possible? (I hope not :-\\)

Yeah holographic phones would be cool but before that, I think we will see smartphones with flexible/bendable displays and this will probably take off within 5 years.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:47 pm


Yeah holographic phones would be cool but before that, I think we will see smartphones with flexible/bendable displays and this will probably take off within 5 years.

One of the reasons why I wish that I was born in 1970 instead of 1999 is that fact that I'm not the biggest fan of "super futuristic" aka high tech stuff :(.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: exodus08 on 05/10/17 at 4:50 pm


One of the reasons why I wish that I was born in 1970 instead of 1999 is that fact that I'm not the biggest fan of "super futuristic" aka high tech stuff :(.

Are you that type of person who thinks you were born in the wrong generation?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 4:51 pm


Hasn't Twitter kind of become heavily associated with Donald Trump now? I could kinda see it dying after Trump goes down in flames in 2020.  ;D
Yeah. Ever since he became president, Twitter has definitely been associated with him. Throughout Obama's presidency, it didn't seem like he used the site as much as Trump.


I predict social media will transform into VR/AR within the next 10 years. So it went from the traditional desktop, to mobile, and then to VR/AR maybe. I'm sure there will be others sites to replace it, but I see YouTube sticking around for a while and as much as I want to see Facebook die, it may also stick around. Twitter I can definitely see dying even within the next few years and being replaced with something else.
Yeah, I can see AR/VR taking fold in the next several years. As for the others, no way! Youtube will be dead due to copyrights, and Facebook is already past its peak.


I guess smartphones will just get more advanced. Holographic phones? Is that even possible? (I hope not :-\\)
I think the smartphone trend will decline as well. There hasn't much upgrades aside from the next edition of a iPhone. ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/10/17 at 4:51 pm


Facebook and Twitter will die out by the mid 2020s. Other social media sites will take over.

I guess smartphones will just get more advanced. Holographic phones? Is that even possible? (I hope not :-\\)


That might happen with the AR/VR combo that some tech companies are building. A pair of glasses that can project a smartphone screen onto a table or flat surface would be pretty cool.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:53 pm


Are you that type of person who thinks you were born in the wrong generation?

What do you mean? ???


I think the smartphone trend will decline as well. There hasn't much upgrades aside from the next edition of a iPhone. ;D

Maybe


That might happen with the AR/VR combo that some tech companies are building. A pair of glasses that can project a smartphone screen onto a table or flat surface would be pretty cool.

I mean....I guess.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 4:53 pm


One of the reasons why I wish that I was born in 1970 instead of 1999 is that fact that I'm not the biggest fan of "super futuristic" aka high tech stuff :(.


I probably would like being born in like 1955/1956 best, too young for nam, but still old enough to remember the incredible changes of the '60s and '70s, young enough still for the earlier '80s at least. I kinda envy my Dad who was born in late 1952 and saw all that stuff, but he had to worry about the draft so I would want to be a few years younger than that.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:56 pm


I probably would like being born in like 1955/1956 best, too young for nam, but still old enough to remember the incredible changes of the '60s and '70s, young enough still for the earlier '80s at least. I kinda envy my Dad who was born in late 1952 and saw all that stuff, but he had to worry about the draft so I would want to be a few years younger than that.

1955-1956 is too far back for me. The latest I would have wanted to be born is 1967. 1970 means I would have been a young adult during the late 1980s and early 1990s (my favorite time period :P).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/10/17 at 4:56 pm


Maybe
Well just look at flip/slide phones. They're either somewhat obsolete or a secondary item.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 4:58 pm


Well just look at flip/slide phones. They're either somewhat obsolete or a secondary item.

Oh no, I definitely get you. I just don't want that to happen for another 10-20 years :(.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 4:59 pm


Yeah, I can see AR/VR taking fold in the next several years. As for the others, no way! Youtube will be dead due to copyrights, and Facebook is already past its peak.

I have been saying Facebook would die for the past 6 years now. As much as I want it to die off and be replaced with something else, it seems like everyone keeps using it even though it's nowhere near as cool and popular as it was before. It's kind of become a tool to keep in touch with family and everything. But if young teens and kids think it's uncool and don't have an account (using Snap Chat and Instagram instead) then Facebook will die eventually but all of my friends at least have an account.


I think the smartphone trend will decline as well. There hasn't much upgrades aside from the next edition of a iPhone. ;D

Smartphones are getting less and less innovative and it is very stagnant now. Ever since 2015, new smartphone releases weren't big upgrades or anything cool to get excited about. It seems every new release is just minimal upgrades now. It's becoming like the tablet, and more and more people are holding on to their current smartphone as it works quite well rather then upgrading every year. And more people are also buying budget smartphones because budget smartphones have gotten really good and cheap since around 2015. I wish there was more innovation and cooler releases but I'm not very impressed lately.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 5:03 pm


I have been saying Facebook would die for the past 6 years now. As much as I want it to die off and be replaced with something else, it seems like everyone keeps using it even though it's nowhere near as cool and popular as it was before. It's kind of become a tool to keep in touch with family and everything. But if young teens and kids think it's uncool and don't have an account (using Snap Chat and Instagram instead) then Facebook will die eventually but all of my friends at least have an account.
Smartphones are getting less and less innovative and it is very stagnant now. Ever since 2015, new smartphone releases weren't big upgrades or anything cool to get excited about. It seems every new release is just minimal upgrades now. It's becoming like the tablet, and more and more people are holding on to their current smartphone as it works quite well rather then upgrading every year. And more people are also buying budget smartphones because budget smartphones have gotte really good and cheap since around 2015. I wish there was more innovation and cooler releases but I'm not very impressed lately.


Yeah the iPhone 7 is pretty much identical to the 6S which was pretty much identical to the 6. Supposedly the new one this year is going to be a bigger update though it'll probably still disappoint.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/10/17 at 5:04 pm

2010 seems like a long time ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 05/10/17 at 5:11 pm


I have been saying Facebook would die for the past 6 years now. As much as I want it to die off and be replaced with something else, it seems like everyone keeps using it even though it's nowhere near as cool and popular as it was before. It's kind of become a tool to keep in touch with family and everything. But if young teens and kids think it's uncool and don't have an account (using Snap Chat and Instagram instead) then Facebook will die eventually but all of my friends at least have an account.


Facebook won't die but it's already not what it was even just a few years ago.  I agree that it's mostly a tool to keep in touch with people you otherwise don't see very often...and read/share fake news.


Smartphones are getting less and less innovative and it is very stagnant now. Ever since 2015, new smartphone releases weren't big upgrades or anything cool to get excited about. It seems every new release is just minimal upgrades now. It's becoming like the tablet, and more and more people are holding on to their current smartphone as it works quite well rather then upgrading every year. And more people are also buying budget smartphones because budget smartphones have gotten really good and cheap since around 2015. I wish there was more innovation and cooler releases but I'm not very impressed lately.


I've been saying this for a long time.  With the iPhone, each new generation has been less impressive of an upgrade than the previous one.  iPhone to iPhone 3G was a huge, must-have upgrade.  iPhone 4 was again a huge step forward and a must have.  iPhone 5 brough a significant improvement to the camera as well as a larger screen size but there wasn't much else that was significant.  Since then, it's pretty much been evolutionary and there hasn't really been any new "must have" features.  The only reason to upgrade to anything past the iPhone 5 is for more memory and better performance.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/10/17 at 5:15 pm


I have been saying Facebook would die for the past 6 years now. As much as I want it to die off and be replaced with something else, it seems like everyone keeps using it even though it's nowhere near as cool and popular as it was before. It's kind of become a tool to keep in touch with family and everything. But if young teens and kids think it's uncool and don't have an account (using Snap Chat and Instagram instead) then Facebook will die eventually but all of my friends at least have an account.
Smartphones are getting less and less innovative and it is very stagnant now. Ever since 2015, new smartphone releases weren't big upgrades or anything cool to get excited about. It seems every new release is just minimal upgrades now. It's becoming like the tablet, and more and more people are holding on to their current smartphone as it works quite well rather then upgrading every year. And more people are also buying budget smartphones because budget smartphones have gotten really good and cheap since around 2015. I wish there was more innovation and cooler releases but I'm not very impressed lately.


The iPad sales were down for the 13th consecutive quarter. The sales dropped 20% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 5:16 pm

Tablets are basically dead and have been for a couple years now. I used to think in 2011 that they would replace PCs for a lot of average users anyway but that never happened.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/10/17 at 5:17 pm


Tablets are basically dead and have been for a couple years now. I used to think in 2011 that they would replace PCs for a lot of average users anyway but that never happened.


The sad thing is they took handheld gaming down with them.  :\'( I wonder if Nintendo will ever make a 4DS or a new handheld (other than the Switch).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 5:18 pm


The iPad sales were down for the 13th consecutive quarter. The sales dropped 20% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Yeah tablets are dying off. One of the reasons is because smartphones with large displays (phablets, such as the Note series) are replacing them. Another reason is people simply don't want to upgrade their tablets anymore because their current one which is years old works just fine and it just isn't the "in" and cool thing anymore.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 5:20 pm


Tablets are basically dead and have been for a couple years now. I used to think in 2011 that they would replace PCs for a lot of average users anyway but that never happened.

The only tablets that have replaced laptops are ultrabook convertible/hybrids like the Surface series. But for a lot of average users their smartphone works fine for them.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 05/10/17 at 5:25 pm

Tablets are now suffering from the same problem PCs did during the Windows XP era.  There is no longer a reason to continuously upgrade every year or two.  An iPad bought in 2013 is capable of everything you would need today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 5:30 pm

I've got an iPhone 7 Plus and MacBook Pro and simply don't see the use for an iPad really. It really is just a gigantic iPhone, I used to have one and sold it after I got the plus sized iPhone.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/10/17 at 5:47 pm


I've got an iPhone 7 Plus and MacBook Pro and simply don't see the use for an iPad really. It really is just a gigantic iPhone, I used to have one and sold it after I got the plus sized iPhone.


I also bought a Nexus 7 in 2012, but couldn't find much use for it and gave it to my brother (who sold it  >:().

I love my Kobo eReader though. eInk readers and the explosion of ebooks is one of my favourite 2010s technologies. I love a good physical book too, but my library lets me borrow eBooks without having to drop by there and no late fees!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/10/17 at 6:01 pm


Nice capture dude. Also, I'm basically the same way.


Same as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/10/17 at 6:52 pm

What really feels long ago is Summer 2008 and before.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 6:54 pm


What really feels long ago is Summer 2008 and before.

I turned 9 during the Summer of 2008 and that definitely feels long ago. I was watching the 2008 Beijing Olympics then and it was fun and thrilling seeing Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps DOMINATE for the FIRST TIME :D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 6:55 pm


What really feels long ago is Summer 2008 and before.

Agreed

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/10/17 at 6:57 pm


Agreed


What do you think the next era will be like?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 7:00 pm


I turned 9 during the Summer of 2008 and that definitely feels long ago. I was watching the 2008 Beijing Olympics then and it was fun and thrilling seeing Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps DOMINATE for the FIRST TIME :D.


Yeah being 9 compared to 18 is a huge thing especially. I was 9 in 1996 and that honestly seems almost as old as the '80s now. 1996 is now scary old and definitely retro. Though for me being 30 and seeing how when I was 21 is now pretty old, that's another aspect. It's like umm 2008 does seem a lot newer than 1997 or something, yet it also does seem old too compared to now. It'll be weird when 2017 seems old and eventually it will. Time is very strange.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 7:02 pm


Yeah being 9 compared to 18 is a huge thing especially. I was 9 in 1996 and that honestly seems almost as old as the '80s now. 1996 is now scary old and definitely retro. Though for me being 30 and seeing how when I was 21 is now pretty old, that's another aspect. It's like umm 2008 does seem a lot newer than 1997 or something, yet it also does seem old too compared to now. It'll be weird when 2017 seems old and eventually it will. Time is very strange.

Yeah, time is definitely strange.

To me anything before 2009 is old and anything before 1997 is "ancient" ;D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Brian06 on 05/10/17 at 7:15 pm


Yeah, time is definitely strange.

To me anything before 2009 is old and anything before 1997 is "ancient" ;D.


It's weird how people your age were so little in 2008 still, now you're like very young adults and it's like no big deal. 2005 borns coming of age seems like surreal now yet when it actually happens it'll probably be like whatever and just seem normal. Now that I'm watching people quite a bit younger than me grow up it's kinda like that, like it's almost hard to imagine late '90s borns being so little from today's perspective of them being college age yet they were back in the say 2008. Idk it's freaky.  :D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 7:19 pm


It's weird how people your age were so little in 2008 still, now you're like very young adults and it's like no big deal. 2005 borns coming of age seems like surreal now yet when it actually happens it'll probably be like whatever and just seem normal. Now that I'm watching people quite a bit younger than me grow up it's kinda like that, like it's almost hard to imagine late '90s borns being so little from today's perspective of them being college age yet they were back in the say 2008. Idk it's freaky.  :D

Yeah I now. I don't even know how time went by so fast...it was just the other day I was 7 years old lol.

Those of us born in the late 1990s (1997-1999) are currently 17-20 years old. 2005 borns turn 18 in 2023...that's like forever from now ;D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/10/17 at 8:06 pm

2010. Possibly the most I've ever liked Rihanna.

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Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/10/17 at 9:20 pm


Yeah, time is definitely strange.

To me anything before 2009 is old and anything before 1997 is "ancient" ;D.


I think 1996 is the last pre modern year. I don't know why I feel this way but there was a big jump in 1997 that makes it feel way more modern.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 9:23 pm


I think 1996 is the last pre modern year. I don't know why I feel this way but there was a big jump in 1997 that makes it feel way more modern.

Yeah, I basically agree with you.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/10/17 at 10:17 pm


Yeah, time is definitely strange.

To me anything before 2009 is old and anything before 1997 is "ancient" ;D.


I personally don't think of any 90s year as being ancient. Time can be misleading. 2013 really doesn't seem like a long time ago, but it was four years ago now. It's easy to think that the events that happened before we were born are "ancient", but in the grand scheme of things, we would basically be calling ourselves "ancient" in the process in some cases. For instance, the Oklahoma City bombing happened just 3 years and 11 months before I was born. I know from a 2017 perspective that it seems like a really long time ago now, but when you take into context our age and when we were born, it really wasn't as long a go as it may seem. Three years and eleven months isn't a long time. I hope that makes sense. :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/10/17 at 10:37 pm


I personally don't think of any 90s year as being ancient. Time can be misleading. 2013 really doesn't seem like a long time ago, but it was four years ago now. It's easy to think that the events that happened before we were born are "ancient", but in the grand scheme of things, we would basically be calling ourselves "ancient" in the process in some cases. For instance, the Oklahoma City bombing happened just 3 years and 11 months before I was born. I know from a 2017 perspective that it seems like a really long time ago now, but when you take into context our age and when we were born, it really wasn't as long a go as it may seem. Three years and eleven months isn't a long time. I hope that makes sense. :P

Well, I mean "ancient" more in a technological and cultural sense.

The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing happened on April 19, 1995 and so it was 4 years, 2 months, 24 days BEFORE my birth. As a comparison....October 7, 2003 was 4 years, 2 months, 24 days AFTER my birth. I feel like because of my (well...our) age, the 1995 OKC Bombing isn't ancient but obviously since I was 4 years away from being alive...there is a mysterious aura around it. However, to me...it's EXTREMELY weird to think that when I was born...the Twin Towers were still standing and would still stand for 2 more years after my birth. A lot of times, I feel like I was born after 9/11 :-[.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/10/17 at 11:10 pm


I personally don't think of any 90s year as being ancient. Time can be misleading. 2013 really doesn't seem like a long time ago, but it was four years ago now. It's easy to think that the events that happened before we were born are "ancient", but in the grand scheme of things, we would basically be calling ourselves "ancient" in the process in some cases. For instance, the Oklahoma City bombing happened just 3 years and 11 months before I was born. I know from a 2017 perspective that it seems like a really long time ago now, but when you take into context our age and when we were born, it really wasn't as long a go as it may seem. Three years and eleven months isn't a long time. I hope that makes sense. :P


1990-1992 seem ancient to me.
1993-1996 seem very old to me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 11:51 pm

Nothing from the 1990s is ancient to me. What I define as ancient is things before the 1970s. And vintage is everything before the 1950s. The 1990s are just plain retro now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 11:52 pm


I think 1996 is the last pre modern year. I don't know why I feel this way but there was a big jump in 1997 that makes it feel way more modern.

My dad thinks everything after 1995 is modern lol. It really depends on your age, he's in his late 60s now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/11/17 at 3:46 pm


I wonder how long the hashtag stuff will last, will people still being doing that crap in like 2030?  ;D


God I hope not!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mqg96 on 05/11/17 at 4:13 pm


Nothing from the 1990s is ancient to me. What I define as ancient is things before the 1970s. And vintage is everything before the 1950s. The 1990s are just plain retro now.


Sometimes people can get the words "ancient", "retro", and "old" confused.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 4:31 pm


Sometimes people can get the words "ancient", "retro", and "old" confused.

LMAO, you're correct ;D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/11/17 at 4:57 pm


Oh no, I definitely get you. I just don't want that to happen for another 10-20 years :(.
Oh, I feel you. It seems that people are in fear of a high-tech world.


I have been saying Facebook would die for the past 6 years now. As much as I want it to die off and be replaced with something else, it seems like everyone keeps using it even though it's nowhere near as cool and popular as it was before. It's kind of become a tool to keep in touch with family and everything. But if young teens and kids think it's uncool and don't have an account (using Snap Chat and Instagram instead) then Facebook will die eventually but all of my friends at least have an account.

Smartphones are getting less and less innovative and it is very stagnant now. Ever since 2015, new smartphone releases weren't big upgrades or anything cool to get excited about. It seems every new release is just minimal upgrades now. It's becoming like the tablet, and more and more people are holding on to their current smartphone as it works quite well rather then upgrading every year. And more people are also buying budget smartphones because budget smartphones have gotten really good and cheap since around 2015. I wish there was more innovation and cooler releases but I'm not very impressed lately.
I think you predicted that too early. Although, I do agree that it will become obsolete sooner or later. Facebook has been the same with just smaller new features for the last 4/5 years. It's why I nor some others I know get on as much as before.

Yeah, and that's not a great strategy at all. If the smartphones producers continue to do this w/o actual upgrades, expect to say bye-bye to them after this decade. ;D


Tablets are now suffering from the same problem PCs did during the Windows XP era.  There is no longer a reason to continuously upgrade every year or two.  An iPad bought in 2013 is capable of everything you would need today.
This! I've only had two tablets so far, and the first one I had lasted 3 years! The current one I have is much bigger; while it's very useful especially when it comes to certain things, I still prefer the PC.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 5:00 pm


Sometimes people can get the words "ancient", "retro", and "old" confused.


Exactly! I use...

Outdated: Culturally flexible but never after 20 years
Vintage and/or Retro: Between 20 and 100 years
Antique: Between 100 and 500 CE
Ancient: Between 500 CE and 3600 BCE

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 5:02 pm

How do you guys think the world will look like in 2047?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/11/17 at 5:03 pm


Exactly! I use...

Outdated: Culturally flexible but never after 20 years
Vintage and/or Retro: Between 20 and 100 years
Antique: Between 100 and 500 CE
Ancient: Between 500 CE and 3600 BCE
What do you use for the periods between 500 and 1900?


How do you guys think the world will look like in 2047?
With more technological advances, most likely super high tech.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 5:07 pm


With more technological advances, most likely super high tech.

Well, high tech is subjective but I know what you mean. However, we were supposed to be "super high tech" by now...according to most people in the 20th century

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/11/17 at 5:10 pm


Well, high tech is subjective but I know what you mean. However, we were supposed to be "super high tech" by now...according to most people in the 20th century
Well, we could have been if wasn't for all the riots/mob attacks/bombings that took place during that century.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 5:12 pm


Well, we could have been if wasn't for all the riots/mob attacks/bombings that took place during that century.

Those don't have much to do with why we aren't "super high tech" right now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/11/17 at 5:14 pm


Those don't have much to do with why we aren't "super high tech" right now.
Well, it did since those events cost millions/billions of dollars, and that money is pretty much a requirement to open up new projects.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 5:19 pm


Well, it did since those events cost millions/billions of dollars, and that money is pretty much a requirement to open up new projects.

Nah, riots, mob attacks and bombings still happen. It's just the fact that we as humans suck at predicting the future.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 5:22 pm


What do you use for the periods between 500 and 1900?


I've been having a hard time with that time frame. I wish I could think of something more general and less European.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/11/17 at 5:24 pm


Nah, riots, mob attacks and bombings still happen. It's just the fact that we as humans suck at predicting the future.
Yeah, and that we need money to build new technology.


I've been having a hard time with that time frame. I wish I could think of something more general and less European.
Yeah, that is difficult since most of the period is focused on Europe except in World History.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 5:54 pm


Yeah, and that we need money to build new technology.

That is true. I just don't even see the "coolness" of a future with advanced computer and digital tech.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 6:05 pm

I wish they'd advance holographic technology. VR is boring.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:06 pm


I wish they'd advance holographic technology. VR is boring.

Nah, VR is fine....that holographic nonsense can either stay science fiction or not be a thing for another 50-100 years.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/11/17 at 6:07 pm


I wish they'd advance holographic technology. VR is boring.


Jean-Luc Mélenchon (French leftist presidential candidate) used holograms to hold multiple rallies at the same time. It looked cool, but people say the audio was a bit off.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/11/17 at 6:07 pm

2008 at the latest.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/11/17 at 6:08 pm


Nah, VR is fine....that holographic nonsense can either stay science fiction or not be a thing for another 50-100 years.


Oh my sweet summer child... in 100 years we'll probably already have the tech singularity. Holograms will be outdated. ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:10 pm


Oh my sweet summer child... in 100 years we'll probably already have the tech singularity. Holograms will be outdated. ;D

Are you from the year 2117? If not then how can you predict this? ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/11/17 at 6:11 pm


Are you from the year 2117? If not then how can you predict this? ???


Holograms already exist in 2017! They've existed or a while now. In 2007/2008, I remember Hatsune Miku (holographic singer) being really popular in Japan. :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:13 pm


Holograms already exist in 2017! They've existed or a while now. In 2007/2008, I remember Hatsune Miku (holographic singer) being really popular in Japan. :P

Holograms like what R2-D2 can project aren't a thing and besides there's many dangers to holographic technology. Once again....if you're not from 2117 then how can you predict? ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/11/17 at 6:20 pm


Holograms like what R2-D2 can project aren't a thing and besides there's many dangers to holographic technology. Once again....if you're not from 2117 then how can you predict? ???


What dangers are there? ???

Look at how the world changed from 1917 to 2017 and the how it continues to evolve continuously faster, and tell me something so simple like holographic technology won't get there in 2117. It's practically trivial. ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:26 pm


What dangers are there? ???

Look at how the world changed from 1917 to 2017 and the how it continues to evolve continuously faster, and tell me something so simple like holographic technology won't get there in 2117. It's practically trivial. ;D

Here you go:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.maketecheasier.com/far-holographic-technology/amp/

Also, you can't even predict how the world will look like in 5 years much less in 100 years. Futurepoke, face it.....humans suck at predicting the future.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 6:27 pm


Nah, VR is fine....that holographic nonsense can either stay science fiction or not be a thing for another 50-100 years.


VR without it being connected to the senses is boring as shiznit.

Holograms are more interactive.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:29 pm


VR without it being connected to the senses is boring as shiznit.

Holograms are more interactive.

Opinions are really something.

I just don't see the "coolness" in living in a world like Ghost in the Shell :-\\. I feel like I'm the only one who feels this way.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/11/17 at 6:37 pm


Here you go:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.maketecheasier.com/far-holographic-technology/amp/

Also, you can't even predict how the world will look like in 5 years much less in 100 years. Futurepoke, face it.....humans suck at predicting the future.


This article was written before the release of the Oculus Rift! It's pretty amazing how much progress has been made in this sphere in three years.

The economic incentive is already there. We're quickly moving towards a world where AR will play an important role. Your IKEA furniture will come with projected interactive instructions in the near future! Making it 3D would be a matter of time, the financial incentive to discover it would already be there.

Also, that's an interesting quote from the article you linked.


Perhaps it’s more feasible to trick the eye into thinking that an object has more depth than it really has. I’m not talking about stereoscopic images. This is already present in 3-D systems. Rather, I’m talking about a system in which a projector shoots an image at a mirror, which then relays its reflection onto a tilted screen. There was a concert by Snoop Dogg back in 2012 in which the late Tupac made an appearance through this kind of technique. This technique is currently employed in advertising and perhaps it won’t be long before a company develops one of these displays targeted at enthusiasts.


Is the technique that was used by Mélenchon in his rallies.

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Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:39 pm


This article was written before the release of the Oculus Rift! It's pretty amazing how much progress has been made in this sphere in three years.

The economic incentive is already there. We're quickly moving towards a world where AR will play an important role. Your IKEA furniture will come with projected interactive instructions in the near future! Making it 3D would be a matter of time, the financial incentive to discover it would already be there.

Also, that's an interesting quote from the article you linked.

Is the technique that was used by Mélenchon in his rallies.

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Futurepoke, you really need to live in the year 3000 or something man. Geez, why do you want this stuff so bad? (just asking).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 6:40 pm


Opinions are really something.

I just don't see the "coolness" in living in a world like Ghost in the Shell :-\\. I feel like I'm the only one who feels this way.


*leans over closely*    ...    god, I hope you are.


I want my holographic/hyperloop future NOW!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 6:41 pm


Futurepoke, you really need to live in the year 3000 or something man. Geez, why do you want this stuff so bad? (just asking).


Why not?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:42 pm


*leans over closely*    ...    god, I hope you are.


I want my holographic/hyperloop future NOW!

You and Futurepoke belong in the year 3000 not 2017 ;D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:44 pm


Why not?

What is so cool about it?

Ooooh, I get to be a lazy bum and have robots and computers do everything for me. Wow.....sooooooo exciting ::).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/11/17 at 6:52 pm


What is so cool about it?

Ooooh, I get to be a lazy bum and have robots and computers do everything for me. Wow.....sooooooo exciting ::).


How's that not exciting? ;D

Holograms would be cool, especially for keeping in touch with friends or family that moved away.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 6:56 pm


How's that not exciting? ;D

Holograms would be cool, especially for keeping in touch with friends or family that moved away.

You can do that now perfectly with WhatsApp, Skype, FaceTime, etc.

That's not exciting, it's boring. A snorefest....lame. I will probably be the only one in the world averse to this future nonsense ;D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 7:01 pm


What is so cool about it?

Ooooh, I get to be a lazy bum and have robots and computers do everything for me. Wow.....sooooooo exciting ::).


Ugh. Having advanced holograms doesn't necessarily mean robots and computers do everything. lol.

As for that kind of future...it would free up time to do other things. Traveling the world, camping, creating art, working when you want to if you desire it, socializing, perhaps colonizing space....this is only if the profits from automation are distributed to the masses. If not, we'll be in a lot more trouble than everyone being lazy bums.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/11/17 at 7:02 pm


You can do that now perfectly with WhatsApp, Skype, FaceTime, etc.

That's not exciting that boring. A snorfest....lame. I will probably be the only one in the world averse to this future nonsense ;D.


It's not the same, I want the body language!

There's nothing fun about cleaning the bathtub or ironing your clothes. The robot future can't come soon enough. ;D

And one of the reasons I got into tech was to make lives easier for people with disabilities. I'm not in robotics, but it's definitely something I plan on getting in to.  8)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 7:11 pm


Ugh. Having advanced holograms doesn't necessarily mean robots and computers do everything. lol.

As for that kind of future...it would free up time to do other things. Traveling the world, camping, creating art, working when you want to if you desire it, socializing, perhaps colonizing space....this is only if the profits from automation are distributed to the masses. If not, we'll be in a lot more trouble than everyone being lazy bums.

Yeah, it would free up time for us to be even more lazy bums and even more secluded from each other.


It's not the same, I want the body language!

There's nothing fun about cleaning the bathtub or ironing your clothes. The robot future can't come soon enough. ;D

And one of the reasons I got into tech was to make lives easier for people with disabilities. I'm not in robotics, but it's definitely something I plan on getting in to.  8)

I never said that stuff now was totally awesome but I just don't get the fascination with the gizmos and gadgets of a "super high tech" age. Boring, bland and too monotonous.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/11/17 at 8:09 pm


How's that not exciting? ;D

Holograms would be cool, especially for keeping in touch with friends or family that moved away.


I disagree. Holograms are depressing. Keep the good ol' video chat and balance.

Also, us assigning jobs to robots will backfire because basically, they'd be no humans. All you would see is robots and robot policemen would be too intimidating because they can do anything to you.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 8:15 pm


Yeah, it would free up time for us to be even more lazy bums and even more secluded from each other.
I never said that stuff now was totally awesome but I just don't get the fascination with the gizmos and gadgets of a "super high tech" age. Boring, bland and too monotonous.


*Mocks ReignMan by quoting him while imitating an 80 yr old man* "...I just don't get the fascination with the gizmos and gadgets..."  :P

Alright, ReignMan. Well...no matter what our opinions are, whatever happens, happens.  8)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/11/17 at 9:35 pm


Nah, VR is fine....that holographic nonsense can either stay science fiction or not be a thing for another 50-100 years.

Holograms have existed for a while now. They are well past science fiction.

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I predict holographic celebrities will take over and replace real celebrities in America in the 2030s. Plus at this point they will be so advanced and the vocaloid will sound so much more realistic, that it will look almost like real humans!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/11/17 at 9:43 pm

Speaking of holograms. This is very cool!

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Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 9:46 pm


I disagree. Holograms are depressing. Keep the good ol' video chat and balance.

Also, us assigning jobs to robots will backfire because basically, they'd be no humans. All you would see is robots and robot policemen would be too intimidating because they can do anything to you.

I agree and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Humans often irrationally think about things just because "OMG, it will be soooo coooool" but don't think about the potential consequences. It seems that we are entering an age where we're prioritizing technology over humanity...which is sad.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 9:47 pm


*Mocks ReignMan by quoting him while imitating an 80 yr old man* "...I just don't get the fascination with the gizmos and gadgets..."  :P

Alright, ReignMan. Well...no matter what our opinions are, whatever happens, happens.  8)

Exactly! 8).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 9:50 pm


Holograms have existed for a while now. They are well past science fiction.

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I predict holographic celebrities will take over and replace real celebrities in America in the 2030s. Plus at this point they will be so advanced and the vocoder will sound so much more realistic, that it will look almost like real humans!

I don't think so and why in the world would anyone want that to happen?  ??? :o


Speaking of holograms. This is very cool!

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Also, btw....holographic techonology right now is pretty basic and like I said in the comment after the one you quoted....we don't have holograms like R2-D2 from Star Wars (we probably never will).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/11/17 at 9:55 pm


I don't think so and why in the world would anyone want that to happen?  ??? :o
Also, btw....holographic techonology right now is pretty basic and like I said in the comment after the one you quoted....we don't have holograms like R2-D2 from Star Wars (we probably never will).

I would love for that to happen. Humans will no longer have to go through the agony celebrities go through and all the problems associated with fame. It will also be very cool and futuristic, holographic rock stars have always been my dream and they have some in Japan already, just needs to come to the west.

Yeah we actually do have holograms like that and we have for a while now. They exist, it's just that they are not available to consumers yet and they are still testing them. And the Elvis hologram looks very realistic, even more than R2's. In fact, Cortana looks just like R2's hologram with princess Leia, it's just an animated person rather than a real one. But those exist too just not in the hands of consumers yet. So it's past science fiction and now in development. Certainly in the next 20 years we will probably see them come to consumers.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 10:00 pm


I would love for that to happen. Humans will no longer have to go through the agony celebrities go through and all the problems associated with fame. It will also be very cool and futuristic, holographic rock stars have always been my dream and they have some in Japan already, just needs to come to the west.

Yeah we actually do have holograms like that and we have for a while now. They exist, it's just that they are not available to consumers yet and they are still testing them. And the Elvis hologram looks very realistic, even more than R2's. In fact, Cortana looks just like R2's hologram with princess Leia, it's just an animated person rather than a real one. But those exist too just not in the hands of consumers yet. So it's past science fiction and now in development. Certainly in the next 20 years we will probably see them come to consumers.

Nevermind, what's the fascination with 3D holograms? ???

Also, if I end up living in a world where holographic celebrities take over real ones then I will give up on humanity and become a hermit living on a lowly populated or uninhabited island.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/11/17 at 10:06 pm


Nevermind, what's the fascination with 3D holograms? ???

Also, if I end up living in a world where holographic celebrities take over real ones then I will give up on humanity and become a hermit living on a lowly populated or uninhabited island.


If this happens I will exclusively live on past media and technology. Have my home be an island of the past.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/11/17 at 10:08 pm


I agree and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Humans often irrationally think about things just because "OMG, it will be soooo coooool" but don't think about the potential consequences. It seems that we are entering an age where we're prioritizing technology over humanity...which is sad.


Oh, I'm well aware that technologic advances have consequences. I had an entire childhood before the internet took over. I just wouldn't be too worried about holograms. Genetic technology, however...I believe the rise of scientific racism or even a genetic caste system is inevitable. We need to start passing as many laws deterring genetic discrimination as soon as possible.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/11/17 at 10:10 pm


Oh, I'm well aware that technologic advances have consequences. I had an entire childhood before the internet took over. I just wouldn't be too worried about holograms. Genetic technology, however...I believe the rise of scientific racism or even a genetic caste system is inevitable. We need to start passing as many laws deterring genetic discrimination as soon as possible.


We need to make it illegal for insurance companies or employers to ask for genetic tests.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 10:11 pm


If this happens I will exclusively live on past media and technology. Have my home be an island of the past.

Same here. That would be absolutely ridiculous.


Oh, I'm well aware that technologic advances have consequences. I had an entire childhood before the internet took over. I just wouldn't be too worried about holograms. Genetic technology, however...I believe the rise of scientific racism or even a genetic caste system is inevitable. We need to start passing as many laws deterring genetic discrimination as soon as possible.

I agree with you (the part in bold).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/11/17 at 11:39 pm

Personally I would love for high technology to come. I want to live in a futuristic world with flying cars and other cool stuff.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/11/17 at 11:50 pm


Personally I would love for high technology to come. I want to live in a futuristic world with flying cars and other cool stuff.

Personally, I definitely don't want to. However, I just want to ask...why do you want to "live in a futuristic world with flying cars and other cool stuff"?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/11/17 at 11:57 pm


Personally, I definitely don't want to. However, I just want to ask...why do you want to "live in a futuristic world with flying cars and other cool stuff"?

Because advancement and change is good. And these technologies will make life more convenient, plus I love technology and I love seeing it change. It will simply be cool to experience and see.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/12/17 at 12:18 am


Because advancement and change is good. And these technologies will make life more convenient, plus I love technology and I love seeing it change. It will simply be cool to experience and see.

I personally think that some advancements in tech is good but not to the point where basically everything is run by robots, computers and other devices....however, it's probably inevitable.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/17 at 12:56 am


I personally think that some advancements in tech is good but not to the point where basically everything is run by robots, computers and other devices....however, it's probably inevitable.
I cannot see pizza delivery robots working at all, the device will only be mugged on its way?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/12/17 at 2:30 am


I cannot see pizza delivery robots working at all, the device will only be mugged on its way?

Yeah....those things would be an absolute disaster.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: BornIn86 on 05/12/17 at 3:17 am


I personally think that some advancements in tech is good but not to the point where basically everything is run by robots, computers and other devices....however, it's probably inevitable.


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Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/12/17 at 8:02 am


I cannot see pizza delivery robots working at all, the device will only be mugged on its way?



I think so.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: J. Rob on 05/12/17 at 11:56 am

For me.....the first half of this decade was painfully bored.....and so far the second half is anything but boring, but for the wrong reasons

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nally on 05/13/17 at 7:51 pm


I cannot see pizza delivery robots working at all, the device will only be mugged on its way?

Yeah....those things would be an absolute disaster.

I agree, that is one of the pitfalls that could occur with such a device.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: musicguy93 on 05/15/17 at 2:36 pm


I personally think that some advancements in tech is good but not to the point where basically everything is run by robots, computers and other devices....however, it's probably inevitable.


I agree with this 100%. We really ought to maintain a level of technological balance.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: musicguy93 on 05/15/17 at 2:43 pm


Because advancement and change is good. And these technologies will make life more convenient, plus I love technology and I love seeing it change. It will simply be cool to experience and see.


Yeah, but change just for the sake of change is not necessarily a good thing. Convenience isn't everything either. Sure all this automation sounds great in theory. But put into practice, there are so many things that could go wrong in a world that is completely run by robots. The system can malfunction, hackers can take control of certain machines and screw around with them, or the machine itself could act on it's own self interest etc. Lastly, certain activities that give people enrichment would no longer be an option. I personally like pursuing new skills and hobbies. A world where machines do that all for me would be boring as hell.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/17 at 3:47 pm


I agree with this 100%. We really ought to maintain a level of technological balance.

Thank you, I agree with you wholeheartedly well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/15/17 at 4:16 pm


Yeah, but change just for the sake of change is not necessarily a good thing. Convenience isn't everything either. Sure all this automation sounds great in theory. But put into practice, there are so many things that could go wrong in a world that is completely run by robots. The system can malfunction, hackers can take control of certain machines and screw around with them, or the machine itself could act on it's own self interest etc. Lastly, certain activities that give people enrichment would no longer be an option. I personally like pursuing new skills and hobbies. A world where machines do that all for me would be boring as hell.

Still not convinced. I am both hopefull and excited for a world full of robots and cool technology.  :)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/17 at 4:26 pm


Yeah, but change just for the sake of change is not necessarily a good thing. Convenience isn't everything either. Sure all this automation sounds great in theory. But put into practice, there are so many things that could go wrong in a world that is completely run by robots. The system can malfunction, hackers can take control of certain machines and screw around with them, or the machine itself could act on it's own self interest etc. Lastly, certain activities that give people enrichment would no longer be an option. I personally like pursuing new skills and hobbies. A world where machines do that all for me would be boring as hell.

Exactly....I agree 100%. Are you sure that we aren't the same person? ;).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/17 at 4:27 pm


Still not convinced. I am both hopefull and excited for a world full of robots and cool technology.  :)

and you still haven't convinced me that a "super high tech" world would be a good thing in anyway :).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/15/17 at 4:50 pm


Still not convinced. I am both hopefull and excited for a world full of robots and cool technology.  :)



Then what will happen to us humans?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/15/17 at 5:27 pm


and you still haven't convinced me that a "super high tech" world would be a good thing in anyway :).

I don't want to. I just love technology and hope it advances and we live in a futuristic world. That would be a cool thing to see.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/15/17 at 6:42 pm



Then what will happen to us humans?


Did you watch Wall-E? Life becomes everything you dreamed of, basically.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 6:49 pm


Did you watch Wall-E? Life becomes everything you dreamed of, basically.
That "Put On Your Sunday Clothes" feeling?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/17 at 6:51 pm


Did you watch Wall-E? Life becomes everything you dreamed of, basically.

I don't dream of a world where technology is prioritized over humanity.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/15/17 at 8:32 pm


I don't dream of a world where technology is prioritized over humanity.

It won't. Technology will only bring positive things and innovation.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/17 at 9:09 pm


It won't. Technology will only bring positive things and innovation.

That is false. There is virtually nothing that humans create or will create that will "only bring positive things". Prioritizing tech over ourselves will only bring minuscule positives but dangerous negatives.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Encoder319 on 05/15/17 at 9:47 pm


That is false. There is virtually nothing that humans create or will create that will "only bring positive things". Prioritizing tech over ourselves will only bring minuscule positives but dangerous negatives.


Wait, so you're saying that decreased attention spans, reading abilities, and writing skills aren't positive things???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/17 at 9:55 pm


Wait, so you're saying that decreased attention spans, reading abilities, and writing skills aren't positive things???

You know what I meant and I never said that humans didn't create positive or mostly positive things.

Also, decreased attention spans and reading abilities are things that humans created.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/15/17 at 10:06 pm

I wonder why we humans self destruct. I guess you could say we're meant to, maybe it's in our genetics, or DNA???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/15/17 at 10:49 pm


That is false. There is virtually nothing that humans create or will create that will "only bring positive things". Prioritizing tech over ourselves will only bring minuscule positives but dangerous negatives.

No it isn't. Technology will only help the problems now. Humans are corrupt enough. If there weren't guns, there would still be murderers. No offence, but you sound like a luddite.  ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/15/17 at 11:07 pm


No it isn't. Technology will only help the problems now. Humans are corrupt enough. If there weren't guns, there would still be murderers. No offence, but you sound like a luddite.  ;D

Foolish statement. Also, I'm not a luddite because I'm not opposed to new technology. As I've said countless times before....new tech is not what I fear but a world where technology essentially controls every aspect of our lives. You want a world where tech controls everything and that is what I'm averse to....no offense but you and Futurepoke are technophiles ;D.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 12:03 am


Foolish statement. Also, I'm not a luddite because I'm not opposed to new technology. As I've said countless times before....new tech is not what I fear but a world where technology essentially controls every aspect of our lives. You want a world where tech controls everything and that is what I'm averse to....no offense but you and Futurepoke are technophiles ;D.

Well whatever. I hope my vision of tech eveeywhere comes true.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/16/17 at 12:41 am


No it isn't. Technology will only help the problems now.


Yeah, just like it has with cyber bullying...technology isn't always beneficial.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/16/17 at 5:08 am


Did you watch Wall-E? Life becomes everything you dreamed of, basically.


I will put that on my list for films to see.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 6:24 am


Well whatever. I hope my vision of tech eveeywhere comes true.

I hope not....I hope you technopiles only get that world in your dreams (or at least not for very, very long time).


Yeah, just like it has with cyber bullying...technology isn't always beneficial.

Exactly and that's just one thing negative thing that technology has brung (well, specifically computer technology).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 8:17 am


I wonder why we humans self destruct. I guess you could say we're meant to, maybe it's in our genetics, or DNA???


I've self-combusted a few times when I was thinking too much. Thankfully I don't do that often.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 8:36 am


Yeah, just like it has with cyber bullying...technology isn't always beneficial.


But technology solved that problem with the block button :P


I hope not....I hope you technopiles only get that world in your dreams (or at least not for very, very long time).


Technology will keep improving.  :-X

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 8:44 am


But technology solved that problem with the block button :P

Technology will keep improving.  :-X

I agree. It will get better and better.

ReignMan, technology doesn't shape society, society shapes technology and decides where it will go. That has been true in all of history. Technology is neutral, it can be negative if humans want it (like hand guns). It is human's decision where technology will go. Just remember that. Technology is not evil and doesn't dictate anything, humans are and they are the ones who make technology to decide whether it will be good or bad. It's like blaming the oven for a burnt cake when you forgot to turn the oven off.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 8:58 am


I agree. It will get better and better.

ReignMan, technology doesn't shape society, society shapes technology and decides where it will go. That has been true in all lf history. Technology is neutral, it can be negative if humans want it (like hand guns). It is human's decision where technology will go. Just remember that. Technology is not evil and doesn't dictate anything, humans are and they are the ones who make technology to decide whether it will be good or bad. It's like blaming the oven for a burnt cake when you forgot to turn the oven off.


I like that analogy.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 1:11 pm


But technology solved that problem with the block button :P

Technology will keep improving.  :-X

A block button isn't enough and isn't "available" everywhere online.

Also, no one said that technology won't keep improving.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 1:15 pm


I agree. It will get better and better.

ReignMan, technology doesn't shape society, society shapes technology and decides where it will go. That has been true in all of history. Technology is neutral, it can be negative if humans want it (like hand guns). It is human's decision where technology will go. Just remember that. Technology is not evil and doesn't dictate anything, humans are and they are the ones who make technology to decide whether it will be good or bad. It's like blaming the oven for a burnt cake when you forgot to turn the oven off.

No one said technology is evil. However, since humans are imperfect beings....the technology we create is imperfect.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 1:17 pm


A block button isn't enough and isn't "available" everywhere online.

Also, no one said that technology won't keep improving.


Well if there's no block button then the problem is a lack of technology, isn't it? :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 1:18 pm


I've self-combusted a few times when I was thinking too much. Thankfully I don't do that often.


Do Slowpokes do that stuff?  :o

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 1:20 pm


Well if there's no block button then the problem is a lack of technology, isn't it? :P

Technology in this case is the gateway to expanding the problem.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 1:20 pm

Computers don't cyberbully, people behind the computers cyberbully.  :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 1:27 pm


No one said technology is evil. However, since humans are imperfect beings....the technology we create is imperfect.

No the technologies human create are neutral. It's what people do with it that dictate whether it's good or bad. So you can only blame humans and how they use it, not technology itself.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 2:04 pm


Technology in this case is the gateway to expanding the problem.


Well I see where you're coming from, but I also think you're being too pessimistic. Yeah, the Internet created cyber bullying, but the Internet also gave us... The Internet, and all the modern conveniences it has brought us. The drawbacks are minor compared to the benefits. Almost no one would want to live in a world without Internet. In this case, cyberbullying can easily be mitigated too with improvements in technology (the wonderful block button). Overall, improvements in technology will make life more enjoyable and convenient, and usually any problems it creates cause less trouble than the problems the new technology solved.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 2:58 pm


Well I see where you're coming from, but I also think you're being too pessimistic. Yeah, the Internet created cyber bullying, but the Internet also gave us... The Internet, and all the modern conveniences it has brought us. The drawbacks are minor compared to the benefits. Almost no one would want to live in a world without Internet. In this case, cyberbullying can easily be mitigated too with improvements in technology (the wonderful block button). Overall, improvements in technology will make life more enjoyable and convenient, and usually any problems it creates cause less trouble than the problems the new technology solved.

Too many people blame technology for problems in the world but remember there is freedom of choice. Nobody forces anyone to stare into their phones all day, everyone knows their own limits and have control over how much technology impacts their life. It is great the option is there for people, you can either embrace it or avoid it, but choice is always good and technology brings more choice and progress.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 3:07 pm

I'm no moral inspiration of perfection.  ;D  ;D

I prefer technology rather than no technology.  8)  8)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 3:59 pm


No the technologies human create are neutral. It's what people do with it that dictate whether it's good or bad. So you can only blame humans and how they use it, not technology itself.

Alright exactly...we can blame humans....so why would you want to give humans the opportunity to do more bad things with technology just for the sake that "OMG, it's so cool". What practical function would a flying car serve for example? None....we already have airplanes and people driving cars on the ground is a hazard but imagine humans being in the air with cars :o.


Well I see where you're coming from, but I also think you're being too pessimistic. Yeah, the Internet created cyber bullying, but the Internet also gave us... The Internet, and all the modern conveniences it has brought us. The drawbacks are minor compared to the benefits. Almost no one would want to live in a world without Internet. In this case, cyberbullying can easily be mitigated too with improvements in technology (the wonderful block button). Overall, improvements in technology will make life more enjoyable and convenient, and usually any problems it creates cause less trouble than the problems the new technology solved.

I'm not too pessimistic....I'm just being real. What benefit to humans would it be to have machines, robots, computers and other devices do everything for us? Very little.


Too many people blame technology for problems in the world but remember there is freedom of choice. Nobody forces anyone to stare into their phones all day, everyone knows their own limits and have control over how much technology impacts their life. It is great the option is there for people, you can either embrace it or avoid it, but choice is always good and technology brings more choice and progress.

I never said that there was only negatives to technology. I was just addressing your point that technology has only been beneficial....when that is not true.


I'm no moral inspiration of perfection.  ;D  ;D

I prefer technology rather than no technology.  8)  8)

Almost anything we use is technology...from a pen to a smartphone. We have never lived in a world without tech but I guess you're thinking about tech related to computers, etc.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 4:15 pm


Alright exactly...we can blame humans....so why would you want to give humans the opportunity to do more bad things with technology just for the sake that "OMG, it's so cool". What practical function would a flying car serve for example? None....we already have airplanes and people driving cars on the ground is a hazard but imagine humans being in the air with cars :o.
I'm not too pessimistic....I'm just being real. What benefit to humans would it be to have machines, robots, computers and other devices do everything for us? Very little.
I never said that there was only negatives to technology. I was just addressing your point that technology has only been beneficial....when that is not true.
Almost anything we use is technology...from a pen to a smartphone. We have never lived in a world without tech but I guess you're thinking about tech related to computers, etc.

Technology does more good than bad. Imagine a world without technology, wars would still be around with sticks and stones and people would be killed, there would still be violence and problems in the world. Technology will not increase these problems.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 4:16 pm


I'm not too pessimistic....I'm just being real. What benefit to humans would it be to have machines, robots, computers and other devices do everything for us? Very little.


It would save several hours in the day, not to mention energy. Time and energy that could be spent with family and friends or finding the cure for cancer. There would be many benefits.

I can't tell if you're trolling.  :-X

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 4:19 pm


Technology does more good than bad. Imagine a world without technology, wars would still be around with sticks and stones and people would be killed, there would still be violence and problems in the world. Technology will not increase these problems.


Even sticks and stones are technology. It all started with someone rubbing two sticks together or sharpening a rock and sticking it on to a stick. The human race has been moving forward ever since. Technology is in our genes. ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 4:47 pm


Technology does more good than bad. Imagine a world without technology, wars would still be around with sticks and stones and people would be killed, there would still be violence and problems in the world. Technology will not increase these problems.

I'm not talking about technology in general...almost everything we use is technology. I'm talking about the hyper digitzed and glossy future that you and Futurepoke want so badly. That world is not a world I want to live in...that's all I'm saying.


It would save several hours in the day, not to mention energy. Time and energy that could be spent with family and friends or finding the cure for cancer. There would be many benefits.

I can't tell if you're trolling.  :-X

Oh exactly...become lazier....perfect. I'm not trolling, just expressing my opinion....I never once said that you or Slim95 is trolling...so why ask me that?

Anyways, in that world there would only be minuscule benefits to humanity.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 4:51 pm


I'm not talking about technology in general...almost everything we use is technology. I'm talking about the hyper digitzed and glossy future that you and Futurepoke want so badly. That world is not a world I want to live in...that's all I'm saying.
Oh exactly...become lazier....perfect. I'm not trolling, just expressing my opinion....I never once said that you or Slim95 is trolling...so why ask me that?

Anyways, in that world there would only be minuscule benefits to humanity.

Well most of us do want progress and change. And it will most likely happen. Technology is only growing and growing now. It will be full of robots some day and even today many tasks are done by robots now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 5:01 pm


Well most of us do want progress and change. And it will most likely happen. Technology is only growing and growing now. It will be full of robots some day and even today many tasks are done by robots now.

I didn't say that some tasks today aren't run by robots. However, I doubt we will live in the world that you imagine in our lifetimes but...who knows? None of us. Humans are bad at predicting the future and I've said this before.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/16/17 at 5:02 pm


But technology solved that problem with the block button :P

Technology will keep improving
.  :-X


and will also evolve too.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/16/17 at 5:04 pm


Well most of us do want progress and change. And it will most likely happen. Technology is only growing and growing now. It will be full of robots some day and even today many tasks are done by robots now.



robots will take over the world.  :o

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 5:04 pm



robots will take over the world.  :o

And that's a scary situation.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/16/17 at 5:20 pm


It would save several hours in the day, not to mention energy. Time and energy that could be spent with family and friends or finding the cure for cancer. There would be many benefits.

I can't tell if you're trolling.  :-X


I don't think humans could adapt to having no useful purpose,  we're just not hardwired for that, and I think people would go crazy if they had nothing to do.

You know, idle hands being the devil's playground and all that.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 5:22 pm


I don't think humans could adapt to having no useful purpose,  we're just not hardwired for that, and I think people would go crazy if they had nothing to do.

You know, idle hands being the devil's playground and all that.

I totally agree.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 5:32 pm


Alright exactly...we can blame humans....so why would you want to give humans the opportunity to do more bad things with technology just for the sake that "OMG, it's so cool". What practical function would a flying car serve for example? None....we already have airplanes and people driving cars on the ground is a hazard but imagine humans being in the air with cars :o.
I'm not too pessimistic....I'm just being real. What benefit to humans would it be to have machines, robots, computers and other devices do everything for us? Very little.
I never said that there was only negatives to technology. I was just addressing your point that technology has only been beneficial....when that is not true.
Almost anything we use is technology...from a pen to a smartphone. We have never lived in a world without tech but I guess you're thinking about tech related to computers, etc.


A pen can be used to stab someone!  :-X  :-X

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 5:34 pm


A pen can be used to stab someone!  :-X  :-X

Yeah...I know. I think you, Slim95 and Futurepoke are misinterpreting me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/16/17 at 5:40 pm


And that's a scary situation.


and It will happen maybe not now but very soon.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 5:43 pm


and It will happen maybe not now but very soon.

I hope not....but hey, you never know :(.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 6:14 pm


I didn't say that some tasks today aren't run by robots. However, I doubt we will live in the world that you imagine in our lifetimes but...who knows? None of us. Humans are bad at predicting the future and I've said this before.

How come you doubt that?  ??? Don't you think 50 years ago people couldn't even conceptualize the internet? Why would you doubt something that is very likely to happen?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 6:17 pm


How come you doubt that?  ??? Don't you think 50 years ago people couldn't even conceptualize the internet? Why would you doubt something that is very likely to happen?

Yea but time and time again people have predicted what "the future" will look like and it turns out that most and in some cases all of their predictions were wrong. By the year 2000, we were supposed to have colonized Mars and the Moon and humans would have regular contact with aliens. We were also supposed to be able to teleport, have flying cars and floating buildings be the norm by now...but those predictions aren't correct.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 05/16/17 at 6:34 pm


Yea but time and time again people have predicted what "the future" will look like and it turns out that most and in some cases all of their predictions were wrong. By the year 2000, we were supposed to have colonized Mars and the Moon and humans would have regular contact with aliens. We were also supposed to be able to teleport, have flying cars and floating building be the norm by now...but those predictions aren't correct.

Yes but I bet 50 years from now you woulfd be surprised. Maybe something even cooler will come that we can't imagine now. Tech is moving very fast. Even if our specific predictions are wrong, technology will still change and be very different from today in the future.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 6:39 pm


Yeah...I know. I think you, Slim95 and Futurepoke are misinterpreting me.


No, I wasn't, I was joking with you!  ;D  ;D

I was agreeing with you, bro!  :o

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 6:42 pm

I predict peeing robots by 2050.

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Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mqg96 on 05/16/17 at 6:43 pm


I predict peeing robots by 2050.

https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8727845_f520.jpg


You would have to put human DNA and organs in their body for that to be possible.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 6:44 pm


You would have to put human DNA and organs in their body for that to be possible.

;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/16/17 at 6:45 pm


I predict peeing robots by 2050.

https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8727845_f520.jpg


Will they drug test them for STP and nitrous oxide?  ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 6:46 pm

Maybe they'll cure mental illness in the future. No more medication, baby!!  8)  8)  8)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 05/16/17 at 6:47 pm


Will they drug test them for STP and nitrous oxide?  ;D


Too complex. I don't follow!  :-X  :-X  :-X

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 7:10 pm


Yes but I bet 50 years from now you woulfd be surprised. Maybe something even cooler will come that we can't imagine now. Tech is moving very fast. Even if our specific predictions are wrong, technology will still change and be very different from today in the future.

No one is disagreeing with that statement.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 7:12 pm


No, I wasn't, I was joking with you!  ;D  ;D

I was agreeing with you, bro!  :o

Ah OK. My bad :-[.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 7:46 pm


Oh exactly...become lazier....perfect. I'm not trolling, just expressing my opinion....I never once said that you or Slim95 is trolling...so why ask me that?

Anyways, in that world there would only be minuscule benefits to humanity.


So you're going to start cutting the grass with a pair of scissors or bare hands? Washing the dishes without a dishwasher (maybe bring your water from the well too)? Sweep the carpet? Or do you prefer to be "lazy"?  ???

I'm just surprised is all that somebody would say no to more free time. But then again you said no to free money in the streaming thread, I'm just generally impressed to see how far you'll go to avoid new technology. ;D



I don't think humans could adapt to having no useful purpose,  we're just not hardwired for that, and I think people would go crazy if they had nothing to do.

You know, idle hands being the devil's playground and all that.


Well, I'm not saying people should stop working. I said "spend time doing more useful things". I would definitely spend time cleaning my bathtub on something more preferable like writing code or spending time with my family. But as it is right now, I see all this extra work as an attack on the very little free time I have.  :-\\

And technology can actually make you more productive. Just look at computers and all the cool things you can do with them. And believe it or not, smartphones made me more productive too. ;D

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/16/17 at 8:12 pm


So you're going to start cutting the grass with a pair of scissors or bare hands? Washing the dishes without a dishwasher (maybe bring your water from the well too)? Sweep the carpet? Or do you prefer to be "lazy"?  ???

I'm just surprised is all that somebody would say no to more free time. But then again you said no to free money in the streaming thread, I'm just generally impressed to see how far you'll go to avoid new technology. ;D

Those things you mentioned have nothing to do with what we're talking about. Of course, I appreciate lawn mowers, dishwashers (even though I don't have or use one) and vacuums (sometimes, I do sweep the carpet)...however, what we're talking about is the world that YOU want. A world where robots, machines, electronic devices, etc run and control basically everything just so humans can have "more free time" ::). It's just laziness to me and that world would be bland, repetitive and monotonous. Also, Futurepoke stop misinterpreting me....I have said time and time again that I'm not opposed to new technology....just a world where we become soulless to tech and have a world where technology is prioritized over humanity. Why can't you technophiles get that not everyone wants a "future" that is hyper digitized, electronic and glossy?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 2001 on 05/16/17 at 9:18 pm


Those things you mentioned have nothing to do with what we're talking about. Of course, I appreciate lawn mowers, dishwashers (even though I don't have or use one) and vacuums (sometimes, I do sweep the carpet)...however, what we're talking about is the world that YOU want. A world where robots, machines, electronic devices, etc run and control basically everything just so humans can have "more free time" ::). It's just laziness to me and that world would be bland, repetitive and monotonous. Also, Futurepoke stop misinterpreting me....I have said time and time again that I'm not opposed to new technology....just a world where we become soulless to tech and have a world where technology is prioritized over humanity. Why can't you technophiles get that not everyone wants a "future" that is hyper digitized, electronic and glossy?


What do you think lawnmowers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners are? They're machines, technology, that create more free time. All the new technology on the horizon is automation and robots that will make a lot of the menial tasks in our day to day life a thing of the past. You want to know what's truly "bland, monotonous, and repetitive"? Doing the same mindless tasks day in and day out, when you can be doing things you actually want to do.

Well if you're not actually opposed to technological advancements then it's not so alarming. The good thing about technology is you can choose whether you want to participate in it or not. You can even live in the woods with no electricity if you want. ;D

I don't see what had this has to do with "soul" though. Did 2000 BC when everyone was breaking their backs with basic farming tools and dying of dysentery at 35 have more "soul" than 2017? What did you mean by that?  ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/16/17 at 9:53 pm


Well, I'm not saying people should stop working. I said "spend time doing more useful things". I would definitely spend time cleaning my bathtub on something more preferable like writing code or spending time with my family. But as it is right now, I see all this extra work as an attack on the very little free time I have.  :-\\

And technology can actually make you more productive. Just look at computers and all the cool things you can do with them. And believe it or not, smartphones made me more productive too. ;D


Oh believe me there are elements of technology that I think are awesome. Right now I'm hunkered down in the break room at work waiting for a strong thunderstorm to pass and I'm keeping track of it with a weather radar app on my phone. I would have absolutely loved that as a kid, especially growing up in the Midwest.

And I would have given my right arm for Google Maps when I was driving cross country 25 years ago. I look at technology as  a tool to help me do my job better as well as a convenience.

But I can get by without those tools (and others) if I have too, and I'm concerned that people are getting too dependent on them.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/17/17 at 12:35 am


What do you think lawnmowers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners are? They're machines, technology, that create more free time. All the new technology on the horizon is automation and robots that will make a lot of the menial tasks in our day to day life a thing of the past. You want to know what's truly "bland, monotonous, and repetitive"? Doing the same mindless tasks day in and day out, when you can be doing things you actually want to do.

Well if you're not actually opposed to technological advancements then it's not so alarming. The good thing about technology is you can choose whether you want to participate in it or not. You can even live in the woods with no electricity if you want. ;D

I don't see what had this has to do with "soul" though. Did 2000 BC when everyone was breaking their backs with basic farming tools and dying of dysentery at 35 have more "soul" than 2017? What did you mean by that?  ???

I don't you understand the difference between having certain machines existing and having robots, machines, and other devices control everything as YOU want.

Also, you seem to always want to bring about the past (like way far back in the past). No one even mentioned 2000 B.C. so why did you mention it? ???. We'd be killing our own unique human spirit and soul if we live in the world that YOU imagined. Technology should not be prioritized over humanity. "More free time" is not a very good reason because technically every human worker can be fired right now so that they can have "more free time" ::). Great, now billions of people around the world are not only pissed but unemployed.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/17/17 at 12:36 am


Oh believe me there are elements of technology that I think are awesome. Right now I'm hunkered down in the break room at work waiting for a strong thunderstorm to pass and I'm keeping track of it with a weather radar app on my phone. I would have absolutely loved that as a kid, especially growing up in the Midwest.

And I would have given my right arm for Google Maps when I was driving cross country 25 years ago. I look at technology as  a tool to help me do my job better as well as a convenience.

But I can get by without those tools (and others) if I have too, and I'm concerned that people are getting too dependent on them.

Exactly. I agree with you 100%.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/17/17 at 1:01 am


Too complex. I don't follow!  :-X  :-X  :-X


They're like performance enhancing drugs for robots.  :D

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Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/17/17 at 6:30 am


I predict peeing robots by 2050.

https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8727845_f520.jpg


What the hell is a peeing robot?  ::)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/17/17 at 8:57 am


What do you think lawnmowers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners are? They're machines, technology, that create more free time. All the new technology on the horizon is automation and robots that will make a lot of the menial tasks in our day to day life a thing of the past.


Slowpoke, lawnmowers, and vacuum cleaners are balanced technology because you still have to aid them. Team work technology.

I don't know about dishwashers but when I think of them, they give me a old school feel. I can easily see a more robotic version eventually released.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/17/17 at 9:07 am


Slowpoke, lawnmowers, and vacuum cleaners are balanced technology because you still have to aid them. Team work technology.

I don't know about dishwashers but when I think of them, they give me a old school feel. I can easily see a more robotic version eventually released.

Exactly!.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 05/17/17 at 12:44 pm


Slowpoke, lawnmowers, and vacuum cleaners are balanced technology because you still have to aid them. Team work technology.

I don't know about dishwashers but when I think of them, they give me a old school feel. I can easily see a more robotic version eventually released.



I hope that happens within the next few years.

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