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Subject: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: WebTraveller on 01/20/16 at 10:24 am

I cant really see the 20's being much different from the 10's, what do you guys think?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/16 at 10:42 am

I predict that the 2020's will be a very transitional decade. I think the first 3 or 4 years (2020-2022/2023) will still feel like the 2010's era, however, throughout the mid-late part of the 2020's decade our new updated culture will be established, and it will come out of no where. If our new president gets reelected in 2020, then the start of 2025 would be the perfect set date to predict that start of that major cultural shift. I think by then all of the few 90's models of cars left we still see around will officially become extinct. More solar cars will start being driven and solar roadways will start being built. A new era or style of music will come out of no where. Something revolutionary will come out that will be bigger than the internet and social media. Maybe even a new video game console bigger than the Kinect where it'll feel like your consciousness is inside of the game, like how the Video Game High School series was, and the graphics will make it feel like its real. History has told us that whenever there's something futuristic that is predicted in a movie or show where people are like "it's impossible for this to happen", decades later it ends up being invented. So I guess we'll have to see.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/20/16 at 10:46 am

Lots of protest and revolution.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/20/16 at 11:16 am


I predict that the 2020's will be a very transitional decade. I think the first 3 or 4 years (2020-2022/2023) will still feel like the 2010's era, however, throughout the mid-late part of the 2020's decade our new updated culture will be established, and it will come out of no where. If our new president gets reelected in 2020, then the start of 2025 would be the perfect set date to predict that start of that major cultural shift. I think by then all of the few 90's models of cars left we still see around will officially become extinct. More solar cars will start being driven and solar roadways will start being built. A new era or style of music will come out of no where. Something revolutionary will come out that will be bigger than the internet and social media. Maybe even a new video game console bigger than the Kinect where it'll feel like your consciousness is inside of the game, like how the Video Game High School series was, and the graphics will make it feel like its real. History has told us that whenever there's something futuristic that is predicted in a movie or show where people are like "it's impossible for this to happen", decades later it ends up being invented. So I guess we'll have to see.


2020-2022/2023 probably still feel like the late 2010s (2017/2018-2019). But mid 2010s? Seems unlikely.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Toon on 01/20/16 at 11:18 am


I cant really see the 20's being much different from the 10's, what do you guys think?


We haven't even gotten to the late '10s yet. Can't go predicting how the '20s will be unless you can see into the future.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/20/16 at 11:21 am


I cant really see the 20's being much different from the 10's, what do you guys think?


Why? I mean, the current culture doesn't seem to have that much longevity. Plus a lot can (and probably will) change from 2017-2019.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/16 at 11:23 am


Why? I mean, the current culture doesn't seem to have much longevity. Plus a lot can (and probably will) change from 2017-2019.


History has told us that late 2016-mid 2017 will be the transition from mid 2010's to late 2010's pop culturally. 2015 will be looked back as the quintessential year of the mid 2010's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/20/16 at 11:25 am


History has told us that late 2016-mid 2017 will be the transition from mid 2010's to late 2010's pop culturally. 2015 will be looked back as the quintessential year of the mid 2010's.


Kind of like late 1996-mid 1997, right? Anyway, I agree that 2015 will probably be the quintessential year of the mid 2010s. Especially during the 2015-2016 school year.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/16 at 11:37 am


Kind of like late 1996-mid 1997, right? Anyway, I agree that 2015 will probably be the quintessential year of the mid 2010s. Especially during the 2015-2016 school year.


Sorta. Think of it like this. The same season or school year a new president has gotten elected and inaugurated, has ended up being huge transitional periods for the pop culture all of the sudden out of no where.

Late 2000-mid 2001, was the transition from late 90's to early 2000's pop culturally, same school year George Bush was elected and inaugurated, the transition from 5th generation to 6th generation gaming, 2001 being the first year of 2000's cultural movies like Fast & Furious, Shrek, Lord of the Rings, etc. then by the time 9/11 happened early 2000's culture was in full effect.

Late 2008-mid 2009, the transition from late 2000's to early 2010's pop culturally, same school year Barack Obama was elected and inaugurated, and a lot of stuff changed that year! It was huge from what I remember. Like the electropop era of music beginning (BOOM BOOM POW!), HD screens becoming the norm (Youtube went HD this same school year too), the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Myspace transitioning over to Facebook, etc.

Not sure about how late 1992-mid 1993 turned out, but with Bill Clinton getting elected and inaugurated that year, I wouldn't be surprised if that was the early 90's to mid 90's transition pop culturally.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/20/16 at 11:52 am

I somehow imagine it as very slick, tech, 80s like, but also there will be lots of social tensions.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/20/16 at 12:14 pm


Sorta. Think of it like this. The same season or school year a new president has gotten elected and inaugurated, has ended up being huge transitional periods for the pop culture all of the sudden out of no where.

Late 2000-mid 2001, was the transition from late 90's to early 2000's pop culturally, same school year George Bush was elected and inaugurated, the transition from 5th generation to 6th generation gaming, 2001 being the first year of 2000's cultural movies like Fast & Furious, Shrek, Lord of the Rings, etc. then by the time 9/11 happened early 2000's culture was in full effect.

Late 2008-mid 2009, the transition from late 2000's to early 2010's pop culturally, same school year Barack Obama was elected and inaugurated, and a lot of stuff changed that year! It was huge from what I remember. Like the electropop era of music beginning (BOOM BOOM POW!), HD screens becoming the norm (Youtube went HD this same school year too), the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Myspace transitioning over to Facebook, etc.

Not sure about how late 1992-mid 1993 turned out, but with Bill Clinton getting elected and inaugurated that year, I wouldn't be surprised if that was the early 90's to mid 90's transition pop culturally.


I think presidential elections are general markers for pop cultural change, but aren't always an exact way to measure transitional periods. I don't really feel that late 2000-2001 was the complete transition from the late 90s to early 00s. The earlier part of 2001 still felt like the late 90s. N64, PS1, and Dreamcast (I know it's technically a sixth generation console, but it was pretty much dead, when the other sixth generation consoles took over) were the dominant systems, teen pop was still popular, and Pokemania was still going strong with the release of the 3rd movie.

When it comes to sixth generaton of consoles, the only one introduced during the 2000-2001 school year was the PS2. And even then, it hadn't overtaken the PS1 yet. I'd say the transition from the fifth to sixth generation consoles were from the summer/fall of 2001, to the spring/early summer of 2002.

As for the 2008-2009 school year, while Facebook was growing in popularity, I remember Myspace was still going strong. Emo, was still going strong too, even if it wasn't as strong as in the previous two school years. I do agree that the electropop era seemed to be growing during the school year, but it seemed to be more significant during the 2009-2010 school year.

As for the 1992-1993 school year, I wasn't even born  ;D. But from what I've heard, it was still firmly early 90s. And looking at the years, it seems like the mid 90s trends were introduced sometime during the 1993-1994 school year. But people's opinions vary, I guess that's what it all boils down to.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 01/20/16 at 12:34 pm

The next major, generational cultural shift will occur sometime between 2025 and 2030.  What that will look like, there is no telling.  Until then, today's culture will continue to slowly evolve.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/20/16 at 1:18 pm


The next major, generational cultural shift will occur sometime between 2025 and 2030.  What that will look like, there is no telling.  Until then, today's culture will continue to slowly evolve.


You keep saying that, and I honestly don't know what you mean. Do you honestly believe this:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NYftZ8sjvic/VQxqD14f8kI/AAAAAAAAALI/Hc4z--OCSxQ/s1600/c21085b8da1aa2c06ef52aaad22e64ea.jpg

or this

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/12/3b/73/123b7317901d0a49f5eb93da4be6574c.jpg


will still be popular in 2020? If you do, then I completely disagree with you. I can't imagine these styles remaining popular, even during the late 2010s, let alone the mid 2020s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/16 at 1:27 pm


You keep saying that, and I honestly don't know what you mean. Do you honestly believe this:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NYftZ8sjvic/VQxqD14f8kI/AAAAAAAAALI/Hc4z--OCSxQ/s1600/c21085b8da1aa2c06ef52aaad22e64ea.jpg

or this

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/12/3b/73/123b7317901d0a49f5eb93da4be6574c.jpg


will still be popular in 2020? If you do, then I completely disagree with you. I can't imagine these styles remaining popular, even during the late 2010s, let alone the mid 2020s.


Is it that hipster style again!?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 01/20/16 at 2:44 pm

I don't know what pop culture will be in the 2020's. ???

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/20/16 at 3:44 pm


Is it that hipster style again!?


Yeah, sorry  :-\\

But, my point still stands.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/20/16 at 3:45 pm


I don't know what pop culture will be in the 2020's. ???


Yeah, it's not even the late 2010s yet. There's no way to tell what the 2020s will be like.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 01/20/16 at 6:39 pm


You keep saying that, and I honestly don't know what you mean. Do you honestly believe this:


Things will change, but there won't be a huge, generational shift in the late '10s that brings in an entirely new pop culture like we saw in 2009-10.  Those come only once per generation.  The difference between the mid 10s and late 10s will be more like the mid 90s to late 90s.  There will be differences but it won't be a completely different world.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/16 at 7:43 pm


Things will change, but there won't be a huge, generational shift in the late '10s that brings in an entirely new pop culture like we saw in 2009-10.  Those come only once per generation.  The difference between the mid 10s and late 10s will be more like the mid 90s to late 90s.  There will be differences but it won't be a completely different world.


TBH, the second half of 2009, 2010, and 2011 all felt the same to me. 2012 felt different because it was the start of mid 2010's influences but overall it was still mostly an early 2010's year.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/20/16 at 7:50 pm

Here are clips for a 2017 movie, Wonder Woman!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9Ur4De7yT8

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/16 at 7:55 pm


Here are clips for a 2017 movie, Wonder Woman!

i9Ur4De7yT8


Edit.

BTW, this lets the haters know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC comic surge aren't going away any time soon!  ;D :D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 01/20/16 at 7:56 pm


Edit.


Thank you.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: #Infinity on 01/20/16 at 8:09 pm

Here are some of my predictions for the perfect vision decade:

* The wealth inequality gap will finally start to contract as wealthy Boomers either go into retirement or pass away, while more and more people from Generation Z enter the workforce and voting population, not to mention millennials and X'ers continue moving up the ranks.
* Holographic technology will eventually start to become more popular, though still not perfected.
* Ideas of gender will start to grow more complex on a mainstream level.
* Streaming services will continue to grow more popular and mature in their capabilities.
* Location-sensitive video games will become really popular.
* 4K definition is standard.
* Primary education is largely conducted online.
* India will emerge as a primary contender in the global market, essentially the new China.
* More consorted attempts emerge to colonize Mars.
* The automobile market gradually transitions from human-driven to self-driven.
* Artificial intelligence becomes more refined, making everyday processes such as shopping and eating at fast food restaurants easier, though still most labor remains in the hands of humans.
* Residential developments will be smaller and more affordable than ever, since there is no longer a need for large houses to fit everything and newer generations of homebuyers face a more challenging real estate market.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 01/20/16 at 10:39 pm


TBH, the second half of 2009, 2010, and 2011 all felt the same to me. 2012 felt different because it was the start of mid 2010's influences but overall it was still mostly an early 2010's year.


What about the difference between 2006 and 2010.  2010 was a lot farther from 2006 than 2014 was from 2010 culturally.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/20/16 at 11:27 pm


* The automobile market gradually transitions from human-driven to self-driven.


Woah I completely forgot about this, and yes this has been worked on already as we speak. I think there are already cars with automatic ignitions where you just use your hand as a password or something.


* Artificial intelligence becomes more refined, making everyday processes such as shopping and eating at fast food restaurants easier, though still most labor remains in the hands of humans.


Like the people in the Wall-E movie? Just kidding not that far, but that would creep me out. I wouldn't want society to become too lazy.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 01/20/16 at 11:28 pm

In 2007 I gave a presentation in school about how PDA phones will take over the world, and how we would have hydrogen powered cars by 2012.

I won't even try predicting the future again.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: aja675 on 01/21/16 at 12:57 am

I suppose that whatever is underground right now will be mainstream next decade, 'cause that is how it usually is.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: WebTraveller on 01/21/16 at 8:51 am


Why? I mean, the current culture doesn't seem to have that much longevity. Plus a lot can (and probably will) change from 2017-2019.

I doubt that much will change, the 10's so so far have basically been a regurgitation of 00's, but with more tech, more PC, and similar, but worse music. I predict that the 20's will be similar, unless some new and interesting music genre is created, which I doubt. Think of the changes from the 70s to the 80s, and the 80s to the 90s. Each new decade brought its own distinct pop culture, but it seems like pop culture nowadays has slowed down a lot.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 01/21/16 at 9:54 am


I doubt that much will change, the 10's so so far have basically been a regurgitation of 00's, but with more tech, more PC, and similar, but worse music. I predict that the 20's will be similar, unless some new and interesting music genre is created, which I doubt. Think of the changes from the 70s to the 80s, and the 80s to the 90s. Each new decade brought its own distinct pop culture, but it seems like pop culture nowadays has slowed down a lot.


The 2010s don't feel similar to the 2000s at all, especially not the music. In the early 2000s, it was mostly pop-rock proliferating the radio. In the mid-2000s it was mostly hip hop and R&B. Nowadays its mostly dance pop, teen pop, electropop etc. It is completely different.

The decades that feel the most similar are the 90s and the 2000s. It seems rock and rap were the dominant genres in both decades.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/21/16 at 11:28 am


Things will change, but there won't be a huge, generational shift in the late '10s that brings in an entirely new pop culture like we saw in 2009-10.  Those come only once per generation.  The difference between the mid 10s and late 10s will be more like the mid 90s to late 90s.  There will be differences but it won't be a completely different world.


Can you provide some examples of what you think will die out, and what you think will remain popular during the late 2010s and early 2020s? While it is true that the mid 90s and late 90s had their similarities. However, overall, it seems like the mid 90s were closer to the early 90s, than they were the late 90s. For example, grunge fashion, which became popular in the early 90s (1991-1993), remained popular throughout the mid 90s. However, it began to decline around 1997 (some even say late 1996), and was pretty much dead by 1998. So even if the late 2010s are not a completely different world from the mid 2010s, it'll still seem more distant than the mid 2010s were to the late 2010s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: WebTraveller on 01/21/16 at 11:51 am


The 2010s don't feel similar to the 2000s at all, especially not the music. In the early 2000s, it was mostly pop-rock proliferating the radio. In the mid-2000s it was mostly hip hop and R&B. Nowadays its mostly dance pop, teen pop, electropop etc. It is completely different.

The decades that feel the most similar are the 90s and the 2000s. It seems rock and rap were the dominant genres in both decades.


Yeah there are differences but what I meant is that on the 10's don't have their own very noticeably distinct pop culture like the 80's and 90's did. Take for example My Humps, which I remember watching on MTV about ten years ago. If you saw it for the first time now, its very unlikely that you would notice that it's ten years old.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Toon on 01/21/16 at 11:57 am

A lot of the things from the early - mid '00s aren't even around in the '10s. The same thing could happen with the '20s where a lot of things introduced and were popular by the early-mid '10s wouldn't even be around by the time we reach the mid/core '20s. But hey I can't see the future. Although it's VERY hard to believe that things have been the same since the '00s. Years such as 2003-2005 seem very different from 2013-2015. Especially the mid '00s where it had a very distinct cultural feel that didn't seem to relate to either the '90s or '10s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/21/16 at 12:30 pm


Yeah there are differences but what I meant is that on the 10's don't have their own very noticeably distinct pop culture like the 80's and 90's did. Take for example My Humps, which I remember watching on MTV about ten years ago. If you saw it for the first time now, its very unlikely that you would notice that it's ten years old.


Actually it does. Music in the 2010s has a lot more electronically based music. Also, genres like emo and post grunge have basically died out, in favor of indie/hipster pop. Trap rap is clearly distinguishable from crunk rap of the 2000s. There's also the changes in fashion. All you have to do is look at the pictures I posted. There's no way anyone would dress like that in the 2000s. As for My Humps, it actually sounds pretty old now. The style, beat, and production seems strictly 2000s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/21/16 at 12:58 pm

We may have newspapers like these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxnv_QKxXf0

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Toon on 01/21/16 at 2:38 pm


We may have newspapers like these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxnv_QKxXf0


That is some amazing stuff. To think that what's shown is just a prototype in progress is also pretty shocking. Wonder how the finished product would be like whenever it hits the market (if it ever does anyways). I'd be shock if we get phones or computers that are like that.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/16 at 2:44 pm


We may have newspapers like these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxnv_QKxXf0
How do you do a Sudoku on one of these?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 01/21/16 at 3:40 pm


Yeah, it's not even the late 2010s yet. There's no way to tell what the 2020s will be like.


We'll know in the next couple of years or so.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 01/21/16 at 3:42 pm

* Streaming services will continue to grow more popular and mature in their capabilities.

That's definitely what will happen in 5 years or so.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 01/21/16 at 7:00 pm


Can you provide some examples of what you think will die out, and what you think will remain popular during the late 2010s and early 2020s? While it is true that the mid 90s and late 90s had their similarities. However, overall, it seems like the mid 90s were closer to the early 90s, than they were the late 90s. For example, grunge fashion, which became popular in the early 90s (1991-1993), remained popular throughout the mid 90s. However, it began to decline around 1997 (some even say late 1996), and was pretty much dead by 1998. So even if the late 2010s are not a completely different world from the mid 2010s, it'll still seem more distant than the mid 2010s were to the late 2010s.


I don't see anything on the horizon yet to replace hipster fashion but its death is inevitable.  Out of everything that defines 2010s culture, that is what is most likely to die out and I predict it will be gone by 2020.

As for music, I see R&B coming back and trap rap slowly fading.  My guess is alternative rock, which has been very popular underground the past several years, is going to start becoming a bigger player in Top 40.  Lady Gaga and Katy Perry will both try to stage a comeback but will not be anywhere close to what they were in the early 2010s.  I can't predict what will happen with teen pop.  Adele and Taylor Swift will remain popular, though there music may not sound exactly like it does now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: WebTraveller on 01/22/16 at 7:09 am


Actually it does. Music in the 2010s has a lot more electronically based music. Also, genres like emo and post grunge have basically died out, in favor of indie/hipster pop. Trap rap is clearly distinguishable from crunk rap of the 2000s. There's also the changes in fashion. All you have to do is look at the pictures I posted. There's no way anyone would dress like that in the 2000s. As for My Humps, it actually sounds pretty old now. The style, beat, and production seems strictly 2000s.


I agree with you, but compare the pop culture of the mid 80s to the mid 90's, or the mid 70s to the mid 80s, and you'll see that the differences between the mid 00's and the mid 10's are comparatively few. As for my humps, I meant that the vulgar, nonsense lyrics are similar to those you hear now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/22/16 at 11:31 am


I doubt that much will change, the 10's so so far have basically been a regurgitation of 00's, but with more tech, more PC, and similar, but worse music. I predict that the 20's will be similar, unless some new and interesting music genre is created, which I doubt. Think of the changes from the 70s to the 80s, and the 80s to the 90s. Each new decade brought its own distinct pop culture, but it seems like pop culture nowadays has slowed down a lot.


I completely disagree. While the hip-hop may not be too different, the rest of 2010s culture is totally different. Music has become a lot more innovative, whereas the aughts didn't really innovate at all. Musically, it was all about playing it safe. The popular songs never made an effort to try something new. The idea of a throwback lost its novelty because every genre was at square one (like the most basic of basic), as well as the decade being completely flooded with crude lyrical themes. The indie stuff was much better.

Regarding television and films, there were a lot of short-lived shows and a lot of really banal movies. The Star Wars prequels and Chronicles of Narnia adaption was pretty noteworthy, but for the wrong reasons. While the film industry was in a much better state than the music industry was (Lord of the Rings series, Harry Potter, etc.), the mainstream stuff, a lot of the time, didn't live up to the quality of the art films. Lost in Translation is one of the best movies of the aughts. There were a lot of great shows still, such as Malcolm in the Middle, Lost, Veronica Mars, Criminal Minds, and Medium.

2010s music isn't perfect, but it's much better than the aughts. Like I said before, the rap may not be too different (for the most part -- even then there are rap songs that sound distinct from the aughts), but the dance, country, rock, and pop are completely different. And better, with the exception of bro-country which is thankfully dying. Another plus, R&B and adult contemporary have made big comebacks since 2011, both in popularity and quality. 2000's "R&B" songs like Milkshake, My Humps, Fergalicious, Torn, Goodies, Get Up, and Get It Shawty aren't even real R&B. That's hip-hop. In the 2010's, real R&B has come back, in both traditional and alternative forms. Look no further than any Adele song, Sia, some Rihanna songs, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, and Justin Timberlake's newest music.

The slow jams of that time are also completely uninspiring and they don't draw you in at all. Unfaithful, So Sick, Shake It Off, Burn, and Excuse Me Miss don't have the same charm as Someone Like You, Turning Tables, When I Was Your Man, All of Me, Human, Here, Earned It, Stay, Hello, When We Were Young, Elastic Heart, I'm Not the Only One, and Diamonds. I could mention so many more, but I think I've shown you enough that 2010's ballads are far more passionate, original, rich, and soulful than the few ballads there were in the aughts.

As a matter of fact, I think the charts are in the best shape they have been during the past 14-15 years. Compared to the '90s, that's not much, but for the 21st century, that's a lot.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/22/16 at 3:38 pm

I don't see anything on the horizon yet to replace hipster fashion but its death is inevitable.  Out of everything that defines 2010s culture, that is what is most likely to die out and I predict it will be gone by 2020.

Fair enough. Personally, I was guessing 2018ish, but who knows? 2020 seems likely too.

As for music, I see R&B coming back and trap rap slowly fading.  My guess is alternative rock, which has been very popular underground the past several years, is going to start becoming a bigger player in Top 40. Lady Gaga and Katy Perry will both try to stage a comeback but will not be anywhere close to what they were in the early 2010s.  I can't predict what will happen with teen pop.  Adele and Taylor Swift will remain popular, though there music may not sound exactly like it does now.

Which underground bands, do you see getting big?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 01/22/16 at 4:19 pm


Fair enough. Personally, I was guessing 2018ish, but who knows? 2020 seems likely too.

Which underground bands, do you see getting big?


Arkells is pretty popular in Canada. I don't know if I'd call them rock though, they're like... electro-indie with a guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_XGxs3yBm8

I love them because they're from my hometown, and they sometimes sing about it and shoot a lot of their MVs there.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/22/16 at 6:00 pm


The 2010s don't feel similar to the 2000s at all, especially not the music. In the early 2000s, it was mostly pop-rock proliferating the radio. In the mid-2000s it was mostly hip hop and R&B. Nowadays its mostly dance pop, teen pop, electropop etc. It is completely different.

The decades that feel the most similar are the 90s and the 2000s. It seems rock and rap were the dominant genres in both decades.


http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/glee/images/2/29/THIS.gif/revision/latest?cb=20121222111530

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/22/16 at 6:02 pm


http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/glee/images/2/29/THIS.gif/revision/latest?cb=20121222111530


Is that Emma Watson?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 01/22/16 at 8:35 pm


Fair enough. Personally, I was guessing 2018ish, but who knows? 2020 seems likely too.


It will take time for it to die out.  Emo/scene peaked in 2006 but it was still relevant in 2008 and lingered into 2009 and 2010.  If we are currently at the peak of hipster culture, then it should die out completely in around 2019-20. 

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/22/16 at 8:49 pm


Arkells is pretty popular in Canada. I don't know if I'd call them rock though, they're like... electro-indie with a guitar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_XGxs3yBm8

I love them because they're from my hometown, and they sometimes sing about it and shoot a lot of their MVs there.


They already seem pretty popular. Maybe not top 40 popular persay, but I wouldn't call them "underground" either. I'm not sure if this style will be the popular sound of 2020s music, as it is already pretty popular now in the 2010s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/22/16 at 8:50 pm


It will take time for it to die out.  Emo/scene peaked in 2006 but it was still relevant in 2008 and lingered into 2009 and 2010.  If we are currently at the peak of hipster culture, then it should die out completely in around 2019-20.


Good point.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: WebTraveller on 01/23/16 at 4:48 am


As a matter of fact, I think the charts are in the best shape they have been during the past 14-15 years.


Dude...

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 01/23/16 at 8:11 am


Is that Emma Watson?


Yes it is.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/23/16 at 8:29 am


Yes it is.
Looks different from her HP days?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/23/16 at 11:03 am

It's in the future. No one knows what is going to happen.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/23/16 at 12:37 pm


It's in the future. No one knows what is going to happen.


But we can predict it.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/23/16 at 2:47 pm


History has told us that late 2016-mid 2017 will be the transition from mid 2010's to late 2010's pop culturally. 2015 will be looked back as the quintessential year of the mid 2010's.

History hasn't told us that. Stuff doesn't change on specific years. It changes naturally when society is ready.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 01/23/16 at 2:52 pm

I think 2020's will be different than now. I mean 2020 is in 4 years and a lot can change in 4 years. Just imagine how much change will happen in the year 2029 compared to now. Nobody knows what the changes will be exactly.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 01/23/16 at 3:24 pm


History has told us that late 2016-mid 2017 will be the transition from mid 2010's to late 2010's pop culturally. 2015 will be looked back as the quintessential year of the mid 2010's.


People (including me) already see 2015 as the quintessential year of the mid 2010s. I mean, there was so many crap that didn't even felt related to the late '00s/early '10s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 01/23/16 at 3:27 pm


History hasn't told us that. Stuff doesn't change on specific years. It changes naturally when society is ready.


Late 2016-mid 2017 isn't a specific year. You say when society is ready, well, I already mentioned that the same school years presidential elections and inaugurations occur has historically been huge transitional years for other pop cultural things too. For example, late 1992-mid 1993 (transition into core 90's), late 2000-mid 2001 (transition into early 2000's culture), or late 2008-mid 2009 (transition into early 2010's culture). Weren't all those transitional years for the pop culture? That's why I predict late 2016-mid 2017 will be the transition into late 2010's culture.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 01/23/16 at 3:47 pm


It's in the future. No one knows what is going to happen.


We'll just have to wait and see.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Fearsword on 01/23/16 at 4:39 pm


The slow jams of that time are also completely uninspiring and they don't draw you in at all. Unfaithful, So Sick, Shake It Off, Burn, and Excuse Me Miss don't have the same charm as Someone Like You, Turning Tables, When I Was Your Man, All of Me, Human, Here, Earned It, Stay, Hello, When We Were Young, Elastic Heart, I'm Not the Only One, and Diamonds. I could mention so many more, but I think I've shown you enough that 2010's ballads are far more passionate, original, rich, and soulful than the few ballads there were in the aughts.


There were some R&B gems in the 00s such as "What goes around comes around", "Bleeding Love", "No One", "Down" etc. but I agree 2010s R&B is superior to 00s R&B as a whole.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Fearsword on 01/23/16 at 4:48 pm

Well here are some predicted events for the 2020s

Population reaches 8 billion

2029-Computers reach human intelligence levels

I do think the first signs of 20s culture wise will creep in as early as 2017 when the new president of the US is inaugurated. P.S. I think this year's cultural shift will be particularly big as it's the first year since 1980 where a change in president coincides with an Australian Federal Election and the first year since 2004 where AUS and US have elections in the same year.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 01/23/16 at 5:09 pm


Late 2016-mid 2017 isn't a specific year. You say when society is ready, well, I already mentioned that the same school years presidential elections and inaugurations occur has historically been huge transitional years for other pop cultural things too. For example, late 1992-mid 1993 (transition into core 90's), late 2000-mid 2001 (transition into early 2000's culture), or late 2008-mid 2009 (transition into early 2010's culture). Weren't all those transitional years for the pop culture? That's why I predict late 2016-mid 2017 will be the transition into late 2010's culture.


Just because 1993 was a core 90s year, doesn't mean it wasn't an early 90s year. Core 90s and early 90s are NOT mutually exclusive. Late 2000-2001 had a bit more of an early 00s influence than the 1999-2000 school year, but it certainly wasn't a full on transition. late 2001-2002 was more of a transition, in my opinion, with 9/11, the official takeover of sixth generation consoles, and the decline of boy bands. Though the transition could be extended to late 2002 to early/mid 2003 for everything to be fully complete, but it's all open to debate. I don't want to get into too many minor details.

It's the same with the late 2008-2009 school year. None of these school years alone represent a full on transition. It's more like a hint of what's to come. It's generally the school year afterwards that's a larger transition, with the occasional extension during the following semester or two. I think I'm beginning to understand bchris02's perspective (I still don't completely agree with the 2025 estimation, but it's all open to debate at this point). While the 2016-2017 will certainly show signs of change, the transition may not be completely over by mid 2017. Heck transition may not be 100% complete until the second half 2018-2019 school year, at the latest (the 2017-2018 school year is probably the best marker, but it's still up in the air).

Granted nothing is for certain. This is just something I've just noticed, after analyzing the previous transitional periods.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 03/04/16 at 8:46 am

I predict that if a Democrat is elected this November, expect culture to more or less the same as today, changing gradually by the time 2029 hits. However if a Republican is elected, I expect a MAJOR shift in pop culture. It would be similar to how W. Bush's election was the major shift from the very Liberal 90's to the very conservative 00's. If someone like Trump or Cruz were to win 2016, I'd expect a conservative resurgence in politics, lifestyle, & even pop culture. Heck there may be a 80's revival if that were to occur

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/04/16 at 9:13 am

The 2000s weren't really that conservative.  ???

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 03/04/16 at 9:48 am


The 2000s weren't really that conservative.  ???


True, but still more conservative than the 90's and 10's by a long shot.

I see Trump as literally a new Regan (although not in a good way ;D), so if he were to somehow win the presidency I could see a huge cultural attitude shift. Possibly less extreme left wing SJW culture (heck thats already starting to become stale) and extreme right wing/nationalism culture (which even despite a Trump or Cruz winning, I could see these people going back to hiding their ugly masks as typically open xenophobia and extreme bigotry is usually worst under Democratic or Liberal Presidents). Similar in the 80's, there would be more of a centrist vibe, with people either leaning left or right. This would also make sense for a reasonable 80's revival to come back, or heck possibly a early 00's revival. Of course mixed in with the current culture. I think hipster culture may linger on a little bit, but I could see it start to decline possibly by the end of this year, and to officially become tacky around late 2017/2018.

However, like I said before, its very likely that the Democrats maintain the White House, with either Sanders of Clinton. Thus in this scenario I expect culture to relatively stay the same, but to gradually change over the years like it has been for the last few years. For instance the hipster look would probably then start decline possibly next year (more likely in the latter months) and become tacky in late 2018/2019.

In both scenarios, I expect electronic music to continue its dominance, but I predict if a Democrat were to win that the electronic music would start to take major ques from the 90's, with more rhythm based beats. While if things were to go in the favor of the Republicans, electronic music would probably go into the influence of music from the 80's, especially new wave music.

Anyways I just hope these comments don't have this topic moved to the Politics sub forum though, as these discussions do have a relative place in pop culture

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/04/16 at 10:12 am

I don't think Trump will win, that I can at least say comfortably, unless Americans have gone full nuclear crazy. ;D

Bush technically lost the popular vote in 2000, so we know at that point in time that the US was leaning liberal. Now I've heard a lot about post-9/11 patriotism, so I can't doubt you about that. But by late 2003/2004 I think the Bush backlash began and "American Idiot" dominating the charts in the late 2004 kind of shows this well. While 2005-2008 had a lot of conservative legislation getting passed, it only strengthened the inevitable backlash. Late 2001 - 2004 is the only time period in recent American history I would describe as "conservative", but really it's more nationalist than it is outright conservative.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: #Infinity on 03/04/16 at 10:18 am


True, but still more conservative than the 90's and 10's by a long shot.


Usually, levels of conservatism vary depending on what angle you look at a period.  Throughout the 2000s, there was far more backlash against George W. Bush than there was praise, and national support for same-sex marriage increased massively between 2000 and 2009.  Conversely, the 50s were socially conservative but fiscally pretty liberal, with an emphasis on the middle class and a continuation of New Deal institutions; the 80s, on the other hand, were fiscally conservative but more moderate on social issues, with televangelism being balanced out by MTV and a general loosening of expression.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 03/04/16 at 11:47 am


I don't think Trump will win, that I can at least say comfortably, unless Americans have gone full nuclear crazy. ;D


I'm not too sure about that. Its 50/50. He will most certainly win the Republican Nomination. Now its how the Democrats play their cards on their side that would determine the course of the election. If Bernie's the nominee, then I could see the Dems beating Trump by a LANDSLIDE. Both are anti establishment, but Bernie has practical plans on solving various issues like campaign finance reform and income inequality.

However, if Hillary is the nominee I could see a close race between the two candidates. As Clinton would be seen as the reasonable, more experienced, and the candidate that would keep things the same (for better or for worst), but Trump being seen as anti establishment (which is something millions of Americans are craving for right now), 'telling it like it is' (even though half of the time its blatant bigotry), and the revolutionary candidate. In this case its hard to see who would win a general match up, and since it seems they both would most likely be their parties nominees, I expect this to be a tight race.

I hate Trump as much as the the next guy, but I feel like people are truly underestimating how influential he is to many Americans. To many Americans (especially Baby Boomers) he represents 'Success', and thus have been in the public eye for decades. Just the popularity of the Trump brand alone is something to be concerned of when talking about American politics. If he gets the nomination, he has The Republican base on lockdown, and if he could possibly get a significant amount of independents then he wins. But on the flip side, Hillary MUST get independents and ALL Democratic base voters (so that means the large amount of Dems that despise her and her record of flip flopping on key issues) for her to win.

Thats why I think that whoever wins the presidency this November, is not just going to be influential on politics, but pop culture as a whole.


Bush technically lost the popular vote in 2000, so we know at that point in time that the US was leaning liberal. Now I've heard a lot about post-9/11 patriotism, so I can't doubt you about that. But by late 2003/2004 I think the Bush backlash began and "American Idiot" dominating the charts in the late 2004 kind of shows this well. While 2005-2008 had a lot of conservative legislation getting passed, it only strengthened the inevitable backlash. Late 2001 - 2004 is the only time period in recent American history I would describe as "conservative", but really it's more nationalist than it is outright conservative.

That is a good point, thus I don't think it was super conservative as people make it out to be. However, like you've said in the past about your unfortunate experience of homophobia in the 00's, it just goes to show how dramatically different people's attitudes have changed in the last 10-15 years.



Usually, levels of conservatism vary depending on what angle you look at a period.  Throughout the 2000s, there was far more backlash against George W. Bush than there was praise, and national support for same-sex marriage increased massively between 2000 and 2009.  Conversely, the 50s were socially conservative but fiscally pretty liberal, with an emphasis on the middle class and a continuation of New Deal institutions; the 80s, on the other hand, were fiscally conservative but more moderate on social issues, with televangelism being balanced out by MTV and a general loosening of expression.


I agree the most conservative the 00's got was typically Bush's first term, from Late 01'-Mid 0'4. For most of his second term everybody seemed to hate him and started to reject his ideas. Anyways for me personally I see the decades since the 50's like this:

1950's: Socially Conservative/Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Dwight D. Eisenhower)

1960's: Socially & Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Lyndon B. Johnson)

1970's: Socially Liberal/Economically Moderate (Quintessential President: Gerald Ford)

1980's: Socially Moderate/Economically Conservative (Quintessential President: Ronald Reagan)

1990's: Socially Moderate/Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Bill Clinton)

2000's: Socially Moderate/Economically Conservative (Quintessential President: George W. Bush)

2010's: Socially Liberal/Economically Moderate (Quintessential President: Barack Obama)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 03/04/16 at 4:45 pm


I don't think Trump will win, that I can at least say comfortably, unless Americans have gone full nuclear crazy. ;D

Bush technically lost the popular vote in 2000, so we know at that point in time that the US was leaning liberal. Now I've heard a lot about post-9/11 patriotism, so I can't doubt you about that. But by late 2003/2004 I think the Bush backlash began and "American Idiot" dominating the charts in the late 2004 kind of shows this well. While 2005-2008 had a lot of conservative legislation getting passed, it only strengthened the inevitable backlash. Late 2001 - 2004 is the only time period in recent American history I would describe as "conservative", but really it's more nationalist than it is outright conservative.


He's a disgrace to our American presidents.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/16 at 4:49 pm


He's a disgrace to our American presidents.
He is not a president yet?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/04/16 at 5:27 pm


He's a disgrace to our American presidents.


He's not elected yet, Howard. If he is, then we're f*cked. I can't imagine Donald Trump running this country for 4 or 8 years (if he gets elected). It'll make me want to go back to the 2000s, even if it wasn't good politically nor economically.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/04/16 at 5:29 pm


I predict that if a Democrat is elected this November, expect culture to more or less the same as today, changing gradually by the time 2029 hits. However if a Republican is elected, I expect a MAJOR shift in pop culture. It would be similar to how W. Bush's election was the major shift from the very Liberal 90's to the very conservative 00's. If someone like Trump or Cruz were to win 2016, I'd expect a conservative resurgence in politics, lifestyle, & even pop culture. Heck there may be a 80's revival if that were to occur


We already had an 80s revival during the 2000s. Why do we need to do that again?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Katluver on 03/04/16 at 5:30 pm

Trends from the 00s will probably get recycled.  :P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/04/16 at 5:41 pm

What if Hillary wins?  ???

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 03/04/16 at 5:58 pm


He is not a president yet?


I'm saying if he gets elected he will be.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/04/16 at 6:08 pm


What if Hillary wins?  ???


Then we'll get similar pop culture as we have today.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 12:58 pm


I cant really see the 20's being much different from the 10's, what do you guys think?


The incoming 2030s culture will definitely set it apart from the 2010s.

I don't know too much about them, otherwise.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 1:00 pm


What if Hillary wins?  ???


We'll see more shows, like Fresh Off the Boat, set in the Clinton '90s.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/05/16 at 1:07 pm


We'll see more shows, like Fresh Off the Boat, set in the Clinton '90s.  ;D


Fresh off the Boat just premiered a month ago.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 1:08 pm


Trends from the 00s will probably get recycled.  :P


Yup, the twenty year rule. The '20s will look back to the '00s and '00s themed parties will run all of the way into the '30s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 1:10 pm


Fresh off the Boat just premiered a month ago.


Right. We'll hear even more about that show in the 2020s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/05/16 at 1:12 pm


Right. We'll hear even more about that show in the 2020s.


But, we don't know if it's going to make newer episodes in the 2020s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/05/16 at 1:30 pm

I think the 2020's are gonna be very, very different from the 2010's. Like a huge shift and change like from the 80s to the 90s. It's about time, the 2010's and 2000s aren't super different from each other relatively speaking so that's why I think the 2020's will bring a huge change and be very different from the 2010's. I think the main difference we will see is with technology though. I don't think the fashion will be all that different because fashion hasn't changed much in a long time. By the late 2020's, we will see over 75% of the vehicles on the road be self driving cars most likely. The smartphones that are popular today will be extremely outdated, we may not even have smartphones and augmented reality may replace it. There will more robots replacing people in the workplace too. By 2029, I will be 34 years old!  :o Music and pop culture is very hard to predict though, but I think the technology will be extremely different.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 03/05/16 at 2:23 pm


I think the 2020's are gonna be very, very different from the 2010's. Like a huge shift and change like from the 80s to the 90s. It's about time, the 2010's and 2000s aren't super different from each other relatively speaking so that's why I think the 2020's will bring a huge change and be very different from the 2010's. I think the main difference we will see is with technology though. I don't think the fashion will be all that different because fashion hasn't changed much in a long time. By the late 2020's, we will see over 75% of the vehicles on the road be self driving cars most likely. The smartphones that are popular today will be extremely outdated, we may not even have smartphones and augmented reality may replace it. There will more robots replacing people in the workplace too. By 2029, I will be 34 years old!  :o Music and pop culture is very hard to predict though, but I think the technology will be extremely different.


Yeah, I hope the 2020s are much more enjoyable than the 2010s. I also hope people abandon the whole "newer is better mentality" when it comes to technology. For example, it would be nice to see more movies shot on film. Movies shot digitally are good, but I don't want it to completely replace film. There's room for both digital and film, as they are both completely unique formats, and both work depending on the movie. Personally, I'd like to work with film.

I also hope there's more effort being put into entertainment. Now, I know I've said it before, but it seems to me that the entertainment industry is not even trying at the moment. I really hope that entertainment puts forth more effort in the 2020s. Music, movies, T.V shows, video games, are all things that I want to improve in the 2020s.

As for technology, I hope it's stuff that's actually impressive, and not trendy technology like the 2010s. Advancements in VR would be interesting, as well as actual hoverboards (and not those lame trendy segways, which will probably be dead by 2020, if not earlier), etc. I feel a bit iffy when it comes to self-driving cars. Especially as someone who's just gotten his license (yes I know I got it late  :P).

Hopefully the technology of the 2020s won't be stuff that will create in imbalance in society the way smartphones and tablets are doing now. Another possibility would be that a solar flare would wipe out all our gadgets. But I would not want this to happen because that would mean all electronics would be wiped out.

I disagree with you when it comes to fashion though. Compare fashion now, to say, fashion before 2012/2013, and you'd see that fashion has changed a lot. It has become super influenced by bland hipster styles. I didn't mind fashion in the early 2010s that much, but mid 2010s fashion will age horribly.

There's no way this will still be popular in 2020:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/76/a4/e4/76a4e4aacd07d19eb8424fb8ca42a1f8.jpg

Heck I have a hard time believing it'll still be popular in 2018 or 2019. My guess is that it'll remain popular this year, since 2016 is mid 2010s. In 2017, it'll remain popular during the earlier portion of the year, but then begin to decline around the start of the 2017-2018 school year. And from then on, this style is pretty much doomed. Heck, I may even be a bit generous in my estimation, but who knows? All I know is that this style has no lasting power.





Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 03/05/16 at 3:47 pm


Then we'll get similar pop culture as we have today.


Then what about Kayne?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/05/16 at 4:12 pm


Then what about Kayne?


I don't know. Kanye would probably run into obscurity in the near future.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 03/05/16 at 4:20 pm



I disagree with you when it comes to fashion though. Compare fashion now, to say, fashion before 2012/2013, and you'd see that fashion has changed a lot. It has become super influenced by bland hipster styles. I didn't mind fashion in the early 2010s that much, but mid 2010s fashion will age horribly.

There's no way this will still be popular in 2020:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/76/a4/e4/76a4e4aacd07d19eb8424fb8ca42a1f8.jpg

Heck I have a hard time believing it'll still be popular in 2018 or 2019. My guess is that it'll remain popular this year, since 2016 is mid 2010s. In 2017, it'll remain popular during the earlier portion of the year, but then begin to decline around the start of the 2017-2018 school year. And from then on, this style is pretty much doomed. Heck, I may even be a bit generous in my estimation, but who knows? All I know is that this style has no lasting power.

I didn't notice any big change but I don't know anything about fashion. But if you say it has changed I believe you because I'm not good at spotting faahion trends.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/05/16 at 4:26 pm


Right. We'll hear even more about that show in the 2020s.


But that doesn't make any sense. The show wouldn't be more popular during the 2020s, because it's already new. The show could've cancelled off during the late 2010s, and then it would fall into obscurity.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 03/05/16 at 4:26 pm


I didn't notice any big change but I don't know anything about fashion. But if you say it has changed I believe you because I'm not good at spotting faahion trends.


It's alright. Personally I wish I wasn't aware of the fashion trends going on today. They are super cringe worthy  8-P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/05/16 at 5:13 pm


It's alright. Personally I wish I wasn't aware of the fashion trends going on today. They are super cringe worthy  8-P


I honestly don't give a f*ck about fashion trends too, and I think they're sometimes cringy.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/05/16 at 5:17 pm


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/76/a4/e4/76a4e4aacd07d19eb8424fb8ca42a1f8.jpg


If this guy had a pompadour instead of a manbun he'd be irresistible :P

Yeah, early 10s fashion and mid-10s fashion are rather different, but mid-10s is building off early 10s style I feel. The real big difference is late 2000s fashion (2007/early '08) and very late 2000s fashion (2009). We are still wearing our spirit of 2009 jeans.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Katluver on 03/05/16 at 5:42 pm



I didn't mind fashion in the early 2010s that much, but mid 2010s fashion will age horribly.

There's no way this will still be popular in 2020:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/76/a4/e4/76a4e4aacd07d19eb8424fb8ca42a1f8.jpg

Heck I have a hard time believing it'll still be popular in 2018 or 2019. My guess is that it'll remain popular this year, since 2016 is mid 2010s. In 2017, it'll remain popular during the earlier portion of the year, but then begin to decline around the start of the 2017-2018 school year. And from then on, this style is pretty much doomed. Heck, I may even be a bit generous in my estimation, but who knows? All I know is that this style has no lasting power.


Let's hope so!  I know I sound like an old ninny, but I've checked out the H&M website, and this spring's fashion is hideous!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/05/16 at 5:55 pm


Let's hope so!  I know I sound like an old ninny, but I've checked out the H&M website, and this spring's fashion is hideous!


Oh dear, it is indeed tragic.

http://www.hm.com/content/dam/hm-campaigns/Ladies_S03/6IB%20Studio%20Collection/6IB-Studio-CPD-1.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/cq5dam.web.2400.1600.jpeg

This the "cultural shifts to the 2020s that will take place in 2017" you guys wanted?!  8-P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 03/05/16 at 6:22 pm


I don't know. Kanye would probably run into obscurity in the near future.


I'd rather see him run into a brick wall.  ::)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 03/05/16 at 6:35 pm


Oh dear, it is indeed tragic.

http://www.hm.com/content/dam/hm-campaigns/Ladies_S03/6IB%20Studio%20Collection/6IB-Studio-CPD-1.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/cq5dam.web.2400.1600.jpeg

This the "cultural shifts to the 2020s that will take place in 2017" you guys wanted?!  8-P


Haha, nope. It's only March of 2016. We're still in the peak of mid 2010s culture, so I doubt this is pic going to represent the shift towards late 2010s culture. At the earliest, the first signs of late 2010s culture will probably be around the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Toon on 03/05/16 at 7:37 pm


Oh dear, it is indeed tragic.

http://www.hm.com/content/dam/hm-campaigns/Ladies_S03/6IB%20Studio%20Collection/6IB-Studio-CPD-1.jpg/_jcr_content/renditions/cq5dam.web.2400.1600.jpeg

This the "cultural shifts to the 2020s that will take place in 2017" you guys wanted?!  8-P


It's amazing on what things counts as "fashion". That better be gone by the end of this year.  >:(

Looking like you're wearing dirty clothing =/= legit fashion  ::)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 10:25 pm


But, we don't know if it's going to make newer episodes in the 2020s.


True. It looks to be doing well at the moment, though. I can see ABC renewing it for a few more seasons.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 10:27 pm


Then what about Kayne?


He won't be the celebrity he is in this time. College Dropout was released in 2004, thus making him a '00s and '10s artist.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/05/16 at 10:31 pm


He won't be the celebrity he is in this time. College Dropout was released in 2004, thus making him a '00s and '10s artist.


What about homiez like Snoop Dogg? He got big in 1993 and has been big throughout the 2010's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 10:32 pm


But that doesn't make any sense. The show wouldn't be more popular during the 2020s, because it's already new. The show could've cancelled off during the late 2010s, and then it would fall into obscurity.


Not necessarily, we could be watching reruns of it all throughout the 2020s. Of course, that would not make it a 2020s TV show, but it would still be present in the '20s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/05/16 at 10:33 pm


What about homiez like Snoop Dogg? He got big in 1993 and has been big throughout the 2010's.


He was in California Gurls.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/05/16 at 10:33 pm


If this guy had a pompadour instead of a manbun he'd be irresistible :P


You have the weirdest taste. I just do not understand how anyone can like the pompadour! >:(

:P :P :P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 03/05/16 at 10:37 pm


What about homiez like Snoop Dogg? He got big in 1993 and has been big throughout the 2010's.


I can't think of any singles Snoop Dogg had in the '10s, but he is still a celebrity in this time. Of course, nowadays, a lot of people prefer modern Snoop to the Snoop of the mid '90s, but there is really not that much of a difference, I guess.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/05/16 at 10:39 pm


I can't think of any singles Snoop Dogg had in the '10s, but he is still a celebrity in this time. Of course, nowadays, a lot of people prefer modern Snoop to the Snoop of the mid '90s, but there is really not that much of a difference, I guess.


In 2015 he released "Bush" (named after my favorite president) and it hit number 14 on the Billboard. The singles "Peaches N Cream" and "California Roll" were also pretty successful.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/05/16 at 10:40 pm


You have the weirdest taste. I just do not understand how anyone can like the pompadour! >:(

:P :P :P

Pompadours are 40s/50s/early 60s, and that was the classiest time ever. :P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/05/16 at 10:44 pm


Pompadours are 40s/50s/early 60s, and that was the classiest time ever. :P


The late 90's and early 00's are much more classy.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 03/05/16 at 10:50 pm


Pompadours are 40s/50s/early 60s, and that was the classiest time ever. :P


Only the 40s/50s/early 60s undercuts looked classy. The 2010s rendition has that weird undercut look to it, which just looks cheesy, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/05/16 at 11:01 pm


Only the 40s/50s/early 60s versions looked classy. The 2010s rendition has that weird undercut look to it, which just looks cheesy, in my opinion.


Hmm, weird, I feel that makes it look a lot cleaner and even more classier. ;D

2010s pompadours

http://media-cache-ec4.pinimg.com/736x/4b/82/3f/4b823fefabd8347921870d71d772b7d7.jpg

1950s pomadours

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02577/evlis-hair_2577037b.jpg

Eye of the beholder I guess.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/05/16 at 11:14 pm

"Classy"

http://images.therakeandherald.tv/RNH2015-hipster-trilogy.jpg

https://vice-images.vice.com/images/content-images-crops/2015/12/07/we-asked-an-expert-why-people-hate-hipsters-501-body-image-1449521558-size_1000.jpg?resize=*:*&output-quality=

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/05/16 at 11:18 pm

Isn't the dude on top wearing chains? Didn't you say that was classy? :P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/05/16 at 11:21 pm


Isn't the dude on top wearing chains? Didn't you say that was classy? :P


No, because he's doing it wrong.

He has to wear chains with shorts like this to look classy:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/67/14/cb/6714cb2bc677c6ba39871d57fce56cbe.jpg

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/05/16 at 11:35 pm

Classy  :D

http://aecfashion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/hipster-fashion-tumblr-guys-xhryvgxr.jpg

http://www.dhresource.com/260x260/f2/albu/g2/M00/B1/99/rBVaG1aKH-yATUt1AALr-Oexing790.jpg

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Bruno+Mars+Bruno+Mars+Arrives+Victoria+Secret+to6USFwSrpcl.jpg

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/05/16 at 11:49 pm


Classy  :D



Actual classy:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Aaq7yXXgDBY/TWTY0TLwPnI/AAAAAAAAAAk/dleJrB_Uc4A/s1600/Sum41.jpg

http://www.shortscore.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/NewFoundGlory_2000.jpg

http://www.english4all.pro.br/simpleplan.jpg

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 03/06/16 at 12:06 am

Classier

http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/1/4/9/3/3633941/blue/image1xxl.jpg

I'm warming up to florals. It's so offensive but at the same time so harmless. ;D Makes you ponder.  :D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 03/06/16 at 12:16 am


Classier

http://images.asos-media.com/inv/media/1/4/9/3/3633941/blue/image1xxl.jpg

I'm warming up to florals. It's so offensive but at the same time so harmless. ;D Makes you ponder.  :D


How...

I just do not understand this!!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 03/06/16 at 3:30 pm


He won't be the celebrity he is in this time. College Dropout was released in 2004, thus making him a '00s and '10s artist.


Where will he be around that time?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 03/06/16 at 3:32 pm


Hmm, weird, I feel that makes it look a lot cleaner and even more classier. ;D

2010s pompadours

http://media-cache-ec4.pinimg.com/736x/4b/82/3f/4b823fefabd8347921870d71d772b7d7.jpg

1950s pomadours

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02577/evlis-hair_2577037b.jpg

Eye of the beholder I guess.


At least in the 2010's you never had long Elvis sideburns.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 03/06/16 at 3:42 pm


At least in the 2010's you never had long Elvis sideburns.


Or the Fonzie-style sideburns.

http://www.keithhoughton.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Henry_Winkler_Fonz_290x400.jpg

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/22/16 at 12:34 am

Year 2020 Predictions:

-R&B will be the primary music genre, it will be similar to the old school late 90s sound but with a newer twist. It will be combined with some electronic elements and a newer sound. Most songs you will hear on the radio will be slow-tempo R&B style songs.

-Rap will have a different style. It will be more old-school inspired but again, still have new school elements we haven't heard yet. Trap will be gone but new sounds based off that will be popular. Autotune will still be around in rap music but it will be used less. Eminem will release a new album in 2020.

-There will still be some dance songs that are popular on the mainstream radio. It will sound pretty different today and again, be inspired by the late 1990s and early 2000s. Also, a new genre of music will gain some popularity this year.

-New artists who we don't know today will be popular. One particular new female artist will top the charts and be very popular in 2020 and probably retain her popularity throughout the rest of the 20s.

-Big talks about the U.S. election. Hilary Clinton vs. a Republican. A republican will win the 2020 election.

- Fashion will be very, very tacky. Clothes that mismatch will be popular. The "messy look" will be in. The clean-cut fashion of the mid 2010s will be on its way out and it will be uncool to wear it. Fashion will be much baggier than today.

-Smartphones will still be popular but it will be less of an essential item to people as other tech such as augmented reality will be able to replace aspects of it. Smartphones will look fairly different compared today. Bendable and flexible displays will be out and available for consumers to buy, but it will still be primitive. Hololens will be out on the market and many people will start buying the headset in 2020. Virtual reality will improve immensely and be much more affordable than it is today.

-In Canada, Justin Trudeau will still be the prime minister however it will be a minority government. Due to the electoral reform changes, NDP and Conservatives will be very close to each other in the votes but the conservatives will still be official opposition. (In Alberta where I live, the Wildrose Alliance will have a majority government) Oh and weed will be legal in Canada  :P

-The year overall will be very laid back. There will be a sense of peace in the world, especially compared to the mid 2010s. The economy will be stable and people will be happy for the most part. People will be VERY happy the 2010s are over. The 2010s will start to have a backlash in 2020. 2020 will be like a fun, cool decade. It will have a similar vibe to the year 2000. And the Y2K era will be considered retro. The year 2000 will be retro as well. The nostalgia of the 2000s decade will officially be in full force.


Well let's go back to this in 2020 and see if I got any of it right.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 10/22/16 at 1:15 am


Year 2020 Predictions:

-R&B will be the primary music genre, it will be similar to the old school late 90s sound but with a newer twist. It will be combined with some electronic elements and a newer sound. Most songs you will hear on the radio will be slow-tempo R&B style songs.

-Rap will have a different style. It will be more old-school inspired but again, still have new school elements we haven't heard yet. Trap will be gone but new sounds based off that will be popular. Autotune will still be around in rap music but it will be used less. Eminem will release a new album in 2020.

-There will still be some dance songs that are popular on the mainstream radio. It will sound pretty different today and again, be inspired by the late 1990s and early 2000s. Also, a new genre of music will gain some popularity this year.

-New artists who we don't know today will be popular. One particular new female artist will top the charts and be very popular in 2020 and probably retain her popularity throughout the rest of the 20s.

-Big talks about the U.S. election. Hilary Clinton vs. a Republican. A republican will win the 2020 election.

- Fashion will be very, very tacky. Clothes that mismatch will be popular. The "messy look" will be in. The clean-cut fashion of the mid 2010s will be on its way out and it will be uncool to wear it. Fashion will be much baggier than today.

-Smartphones will still be popular but it will be less of an essential item to people as other tech such as augmented reality will be able to replace aspects of it. Smartphones will look fairly different compared today. Bendable and flexible displays will be out and available for consumers to buy, but it will still be primitive. Hololens will be out on the market and many people will start buying the headset in 2020. Virtual reality will improve immensely and be much more affordable than it is today.

-In Canada, Justin Trudeau will still be the prime minister however it will be a minority government. Due to the electoral reform changes, NDP and Conservatives will be very close to each other in the votes but the conservatives will still be official opposition. (In Alberta where I live, the Wildrose Alliance will have a majority government) Oh and weed will be legal in Canada  :P

-The year overall will be very laid back. There will be a sense of peace in the world, especially compared to the mid 2010s. The economy will be stable and people will be happy for the most part. People will be VERY happy the 2010s are over. The 2010s will start to have a backlash in 2020. 2020 will be like a fun, cool decade. It will have a similar vibe to the year 2000. And the Y2K era will be considered retro. The year 2000 will be retro as well. The nostalgia of the 2000s decade will officially be in full force.


Well let's go back to this in 2020 and see if I got any of it right.  ;D


Nice predictions.

I predict at least a small recession around late 2017, or 2018.

I predict that the economy will be at least normal again by 2025.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/23/16 at 5:24 am

- The Apple iWatch/Smartwatches will reach the popularity of smartphones in the Early 2020s. More and more people will want a device which is smaller and durable.

-If Donald Trump is elected as President, I believe tensions between the US and certain countries (such as Russia) will gradually increase in the next few years and reach a breaking point, possibly resulting in a war starting sometime in the Early 2020s.

-Emo fashion will make a comeback in 2021. Teenagers at the time will be raving about the look of "old" Mid 2000s bands such as Panic At The Disco. I predict references to Mid 2000's culture will be present in new song lyrics in five years time.

-The world will be recovering from a Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump Government in the Early 2020s.

-Taylor Swift's popularity will fall at the end of this decade and her songs will be out of the Top-40 charts by 2022.

-There will be a new sense of optimism at the beginning of the 2020s.

-In Australia, our culture will continue to become more Americanised. Children and adolescents will use terms such as "sidewalk" and "trash", instead of "footpath" and "rubbish". Halloween will continue to increase in popularity and I predict that people will be having jack-o-lantens in their front yards by the Early 2020s. I believe there is a good chance that Thanksgiving will become an occasion in Australia at the end of the 2020s. The Australian accent will gradually change in the Mid/Late 2020s. I believe the vocabulary will slightly change as well.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/23/16 at 11:14 am


-If Donald Trump is elected as President, I believe tensions between the US and certain countries (such as Russia) will gradually increase in the next few years and reach a breaking point, possibly resulting in a war starting sometime in the Early 2020s.


Then Russia would use the United States as a way to promote pro-fascist ideas, thanks to the support of Trump and his little to no political knowledge.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/23/16 at 4:20 pm

Netflix's Stranger Things will go further downhill and come to an end in the 20s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/23/16 at 6:08 pm


Then Russia would use the United States as a way to promote pro-fascist ideas, thanks to the support of Trump and his little to no political knowledge.


What else will he do?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/23/16 at 6:09 pm


What else will he do?


I really don't try to predict on what Trump would do as president, but I think he'll try to have someone else do the job.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/23/16 at 9:59 pm

- Children of the 2010s will start to miss the 2010s before the early 2020s are over.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 10/24/16 at 12:50 am


- The Apple iWatch/Smartwatches will reach the popularity of smartphones in the Early 2020s. More and more people will want a device which is smaller and durable.

-If Donald Trump is elected as President, I believe tensions between the US and certain countries (such as Russia) will gradually increase in the next few years and reach a breaking point, possibly resulting in a war starting sometime in the Early 2020s.

-Emo fashion will make a comeback in 2021. Teenagers at the time will be raving about the look of "old" Mid 2000s bands such as Panic At The Disco. I predict references to Mid 2000's culture will be present in new song lyrics in five years time.

-The world will be recovering from a Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump Government in the Early 2020s.

-Taylor Swift's popularity will fall at the end of this decade and her songs will be out of the Top-40 charts by 2022.

-There will be a new sense of optimism at the beginning of the 2020s.

-In Australia, our culture will continue to become more Americanised. Children and adolescents will use terms such as "sidewalk" and "trash", instead of "footpath" and "rubbish". Halloween will continue to increase in popularity and I predict that people will be having jack-o-lantens in their front yards by the Early 2020s. I believe there is a good chance that Thanksgiving will become an occasion in Australia at the end of the 2020s. The Australian accent will gradually change in the Mid/Late 2020s. I believe the vocabulary will slightly change as well.


I really hope 2020s technology is not just the same old smart gadget technology that dominates the 2010s. Hopefully we get something new, that brings technology in a new direction, not more apple/google junk.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 10/24/16 at 12:55 am


Year 2020 Predictions:

-R&B will be the primary music genre, it will be similar to the old school late 90s sound but with a newer twist. It will be combined with some electronic elements and a newer sound. Most songs you will hear on the radio will be slow-tempo R&B style songs.

-Rap will have a different style. It will be more old-school inspired but again, still have new school elements we haven't heard yet. Trap will be gone but new sounds based off that will be popular. Autotune will still be around in rap music but it will be used less. Eminem will release a new album in 2020.

-There will still be some dance songs that are popular on the mainstream radio. It will sound pretty different today and again, be inspired by the late 1990s and early 2000s. Also, a new genre of music will gain some popularity this year.

-New artists who we don't know today will be popular. One particular new female artist will top the charts and be very popular in 2020 and probably retain her popularity throughout the rest of the 20s.

-Big talks about the U.S. election. Hilary Clinton vs. a Republican. A republican will win the 2020 election.

- Fashion will be very, very tacky. Clothes that mismatch will be popular. The "messy look" will be in. The clean-cut fashion of the mid 2010s will be on its way out and it will be uncool to wear it. Fashion will be much baggier than today.

-Smartphones will still be popular but it will be less of an essential item to people as other tech such as augmented reality will be able to replace aspects of it. Smartphones will look fairly different compared today. Bendable and flexible displays will be out and available for consumers to buy, but it will still be primitive. Hololens will be out on the market and many people will start buying the headset in 2020. Virtual reality will improve immensely and be much more affordable than it is today.

-In Canada, Justin Trudeau will still be the prime minister however it will be a minority government. Due to the electoral reform changes, NDP and Conservatives will be very close to each other in the votes but the conservatives will still be official opposition. (In Alberta where I live, the Wildrose Alliance will have a majority government) Oh and weed will be legal in Canada  :P

-The year overall will be very laid back. There will be a sense of peace in the world, especially compared to the mid 2010s. The economy will be stable and people will be happy for the most part. People will be VERY happy the 2010s are over. The 2010s will start to have a backlash in 2020. 2020 will be like a fun, cool decade. It will have a similar vibe to the year 2000. And the Y2K era will be considered retro. The year 2000 will be retro as well. The nostalgia of the 2000s decade will officially be in full force.


Well let's go back to this in 2020 and see if I got any of it right.  ;D


This hypothetical year 2020 scenario already sounds way cooler than all the years in the 2010s combined  :D! I just hope things get better in the 2020s, whether these predictions come true or not.  2010s culture is literally pissing me off. I know that sounds like an overreaction, but for someone like me, this decade is unbearable.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/24/16 at 6:22 am


- Children of the 2010s will start to miss the 2010s before the early 2020s are over.


I think some of them would still be little kids before the decade ends (e.g. 2011-2013 babies). Besides, I don't thjnk they'll be nostalgic that fast.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/24/16 at 5:47 pm


I think some of them would still be little kids before the decade ends (e.g. 2011-2013 babies).


I was referring to the older Zers, not the ones born in the 2010s.


Besides, I don't think they'll be nostalgic that fast.

Believe me, they will. It happens in every time.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/24/16 at 6:00 pm


I was referring to the older Zers, not the ones born in the 2010s.


Oh. I guess that makes sense, but it's not like the late 2010s would be similar compared to the early-mid 2010s. But they'll might get some nostalgia from the mid 2010s (maybe).

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/24/16 at 6:07 pm


I was referring to the older Zers, not the ones born in the 2010s.


Believe me, they will. It happens in every time.

Yeah I was nostalgic for the 2000s even before they ended. I was born in 1995. So a 2010s kid born in 2005 will probably feel nostalgia for the early 10s right when 2020 hits as well.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/24/16 at 6:15 pm


Yeah I was nostalgic for the 2000s even before they ended. I was born in 1995. So a 2010s kid born in 2005 will probably feel nostalgia for the early 10s right when 2020 hits as well.


Were you more nostalgic towards the early or mid 2000s when the decade ended?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/24/16 at 6:18 pm


Were you more nostalgic towards the early or mid 2000s when the decade ended?

Early.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/24/16 at 6:29 pm


Early.


Oh. I guess maybe you didn't find the mid 2000s to be nostalgic yet. Granted, I didn't even find 2005 nostalgic for me until 2014.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/24/16 at 6:35 pm


Oh. I guess maybe you didn't find the mid 2000s to be nostalgic yet. Granted, I didn't even find 2005 nostalgic for me until 2014.

I was nostalgic for the mid 2000s too. I was just more nostalgic for the early 00s. I was very nostalgic for 2005 in 2014 as I was only 10 in 05'. I was even nostalgic for 2008 by 2014.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/24/16 at 7:47 pm


I was nostalgic for the mid 2000s too. I was just more nostalgic for the early 00s. I was very nostalgic for 2005 in 2014 as I was only 10 in 05'. I was even nostalgic for 2008 by 2014.


I guess we could relate, even though I started to become nostalgic for the 2000s since 2014.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: muppethammer26 on 10/26/16 at 9:23 pm

I do hope that they will be sanity again in the 2020's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: d90 on 10/26/16 at 11:05 pm

My prediction of the 2020s
1. Early gen zers (those born in the early 2000s) will become even more prominent in pop culture. They will have influence in the job market.  Many of them will start having children, which will eventually result in those born during the 2000s outnumbering those born in the 1900s.
2. Emma Morano the last person born in the 1800s will be dead by 2022.
3. 3d Printers will become more widespread among the middle class.
4 Isis will either 1. Be a smaller group by 2023. or 2. Cause major problems throughout the 2020s.
5. New websites will emerge. There will be websites where you can review old stores and restaurants that don't exist anymore. The late Millenials and early generation Zers will have an huge impact on the  archiving of Web pages from their childhood and teen days.
6.In the 2020s more Gen Xers will start to become grandparents to those of  Gen Alpha (2018 on).by the late 2020s Gen Xers will begin to retire, Baby Boomers will be pretty gone from the work place, and the late Millenial actors, actresses and singers will stop being youth oriented by 2023 .

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 10/27/16 at 1:33 pm

This isn't exactly a pop culture prediction, but I think Xers and Yers will be even more nostalgic for the last thirty years of the 20th century in the 2020s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/27/16 at 1:38 pm


My prediction of the 2020s
1. Early gen zers (those born in the early 2000s) will become even more prominent in pop culture. They will have influence in the job market.  Many of them will start having children, which will eventually result in those born during the 2000s outnumbering those born in the 1900s.
2. Emma Morano the last person born in the 1800s will be dead by 2022.
3. 3d Printers will become more widespread among the middle class.
4 Isis will either 1. Be a smaller group by 2023. or 2. Cause major problems throughout the 2020s.
5. New websites will emerge. There will be websites where you can review old stores and restaurants that don't exist anymore. The late Millenials and early generation Zers will have an huge impact on the  archiving of Web pages from their childhood and teen days.
6.In the 2020s more Gen Xers will start to become grandparents to those of  Gen Alpha (2018 on).by the late 2020s Gen Xers will begin to retire, Baby Boomers will be pretty gone from the work place, and the late Millenial actors, actresses and singers will stop being youth oriented by 2023 .


If that happens, then I'm sure as hell would love to have my young adult years in the 2020s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/27/16 at 2:41 pm

I predict I'm gonna feel so old in the 20s because by 2029, I'll be 34 years old!  :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/27/16 at 2:53 pm


My prediction of the 2020s
1. Early gen zers (those born in the early 2000s) will become even more prominent in pop culture. They will have influence in the job market.  Many of them will start having children, which will eventually result in those born during the 2000s outnumbering those born in the 1900s.
2. Emma Morano the last person born in the 1800s will be dead by 2022.
3. 3d Printers will become more widespread among the middle class.
4 Isis will either 1. Be a smaller group by 2023. or 2. Cause major problems throughout the 2020s.
5. New websites will emerge. There will be websites where you can review old stores and restaurants that don't exist anymore. The late Millenials and early generation Zers will have an huge impact on the  archiving of Web pages from their childhood and teen days.
6.In the 2020s more Gen Xers will start to become grandparents to those of  Gen Alpha (2018 on).by the late 2020s Gen Xers will begin to retire, Baby Boomers will be pretty gone from the work place, and the late Millenial actors, actresses and singers will stop being youth oriented by 2023 .


There's already a website for that.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/27/16 at 2:55 pm


I predict I'm gonna feel so old in the 20s because by 2029, I'll be 34 years old!  :o


I'll be 55 years old. :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/27/16 at 3:08 pm


There's already a website for that.


It would probably be more advanced than Wayback Archive.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/27/16 at 11:12 pm


I predict I'm gonna feel so old in the 20s because by 2029, I'll be 34 years old!  :o


I will be 30 years old in 2029.

That's the disadvantage of being born in the last year of a decade. I will be in my 20's for all of the 2020s, except for 2029, when I will turn 30. It's hard to explain, but it makes me feel old. It even makes me feel old knowing that I will be turning 20 in 2019, even though I have been in my pre-teen/adolescent years throughout the rest of the decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/28/16 at 6:35 am


I will be 30 years old in 2029.

That's the disadvantage of being born in the last year of a decade. I will be in my 20's for all of the 2020s, except for 2029, when I will turn 30. It's hard to explain, but it makes me feel old. It even makes me feel old knowing that I will be turning 20 in 2019, even though I have been in my pre-teen/adolescent years throughout the rest of the decade.


Same with me. I'm gonna be 29/30 in 2029, and it would possible for the fact that I would be in my 20s throughout the whole decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/28/16 at 7:28 am


It would probably be more advanced than Wayback Archive.


forgotten ny.com

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 10/28/16 at 7:53 am


Same with me. I'm gonna be 29/30 in 2029, and it would possible for the fact that I would be in my 20s throughout the whole decade.


Yep. I'm sure you probably know what I mean, but it is a really strange feeling. I realise that I will be turning 30 in 2029, however it makes me feel older than my actual age, if that makes any sense.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 10/28/16 at 9:02 am

I will be 40 in 2029. :\'(

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: d90 on 10/28/16 at 10:16 am

I will be 39 in 2029. I will feel pretty old by then seeing all the articles that they will have out by then geared towards 2000s kids.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/28/16 at 10:20 am


I will be 39 in 2029. I will feel pretty old by then seeing all the articles that they will have out by then geared towards 2000s kids.


Articles for what? Don't we already have articles on certain websites that are geared towards 2000s kids?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/28/16 at 12:01 pm


I will be 39 in 2029. I will feel pretty old by then seeing all the articles that they will have out by then geared towards 2000s kids.

It's crazy to think we'll be in our 30s next decade. Time goes by so fast.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/28/16 at 3:18 pm


It's crazy to think we'll be in our 30s next decade. Time goes by so fast.


I'll be in my 50's. :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/28/16 at 3:19 pm


Articles for what? Don't we already have articles on certain websites that are geared towards 2000s kids?


Yes, I believe so.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/28/16 at 3:27 pm


I'll be in my 50's. :o

You'll be an old man Howard.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/28/16 at 3:37 pm


You'll be an old man Howard.  :\'(


just as long as I stay young.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/28/16 at 9:26 pm


My prediction of the 2020s
1. Early gen zers (those born in the early 2000s) will become even more prominent in pop culture. They will have influence in the job market.  Many of them will start having children, which will eventually result in those born during the 2000s outnumbering those born in the 1900s.
2. Emma Morano the last person born in the 1800s will be dead by 2022.
3. 3d Printers will become more widespread among the middle class.
4 Isis will either 1. Be a smaller group by 2023. or 2. Cause major problems throughout the 2020s.
5. New websites will emerge. There will be websites where you can review old stores and restaurants that don't exist anymore. The late Millenials and early generation Zers will have an huge impact on the  archiving of Web pages from their childhood and teen days.
6.In the 2020s more Gen Xers will start to become grandparents to those of  Gen Alpha (2018 on).by the late 2020s Gen Xers will begin to retire, Baby Boomers will be pretty gone from the work place, and the late Millenial actors, actresses and singers will stop being youth oriented by 2023 .

I bet people will go back to YouTube videos from 2016 and be nostalgic for them.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/28/16 at 9:28 pm


I bet people will go back to YouTube videos from 2016 and be nostalgic for them.


Nah. I wouldn't be that nostalgic towards 2016 videos, once the 2020s are coming.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/28/16 at 9:30 pm


Nah. I wouldn't be that nostalgic towards 2016 videos, once the 2020s are coming.

Well towards the end of the mid and end of the decade, I will. For example, I'm nostalgic for YouTube videos from 2006 now. So the same will probably happen in 2026 for 2016 videos. Especially ones that reference pop culture today. The resolution may get better or we may get holograms at the time so looking at the format of today will be odd.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 10/28/16 at 9:31 pm


Well towards the end of the mid and end of the decade, I will. For example, I'm nostalgic for YouTube videos from 2006 now. So the same will probably happen in 2026 for 2016 videos. Especially ones that reference pop culture today.


The only videos from this decade that I would be nostalgic about, are the ones made in 2010-2012.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: d90 on 10/28/16 at 9:37 pm


I bet people will go back to YouTube videos from 2016 and be nostalgic for them.

On some youtube videos i have watched that were uploaded in the late 2000s i have seen comments from people who originally watched them when they were children.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/29/16 at 2:06 am

I predict the 2020s will be even more socially and politically unstable. The world is also overdue for a world war. Probably a gigantic proxy war between the States and Russia.

I also predict people will start to come to grips with the fact that innovation in music is now impossible and that everything has been done before. I predict music in the 2020s will demand listeners to become more interactive somehow.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/29/16 at 7:17 am


I bet people will go back to YouTube videos from 2016 and be nostalgic for them.


I heard YouTube is the most popular site for everything videos in the 2010's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Looney Toon on 10/30/16 at 12:41 pm


I bet people will go back to YouTube videos from 2016 and be nostalgic for them.


Seeing 10 year old Youtube videos or comments is pretty insane. It's awesome to find an '06 Youtube video and seeing some of the comments. You literally get the vibe that you're looking into a different era (community wasn't as toxic, video is in 240p, video doesn't follow the current trends, no one mentions Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, People mentioning Video responses, and referencing 2000s pop culture in a contemporary manner).

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 10/30/16 at 12:45 pm


Seeing 10 year old Youtube videos or comments is pretty insane. It's awesome to find an '06 Youtube video and seeing some of the comments. You literally get the vibe that you're looking into a different era (community wasn't as toxic, video is in 240p, video doesn't follow the current trends, no one mentions Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, People mentioning Video responses, and referencing 2000s pop culture in a contemporary manner).

I know it's a lot of fun to watch those older videos.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/30/16 at 2:31 pm


I know it's a lot of fun to watch those older videos.


I feel the same way.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 10/30/16 at 3:51 pm


I will be 39 in 2029. I will feel pretty old by then seeing all the articles that they will have out by then geared towards 2000s kids.
I'll feel the same way since I will be pushing 40 by that year. :o ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/14/17 at 10:47 am

A few more predictions:

- As sad as it sounds, I think Kanye West will become a Presidential candidate for the 2020 election. Remembering the comments Kanye made several years earlier, people will begin a trend on social media in Mid-Late 2019 calling for Kanye to become a candidate. I believe a backlash against Donald Trump will only further encourage the general public to support Kanye West and as a result of this, he will have a fair amount of momentum. Ultimately, however, he will not become the President of the United States.

- Rock will make a complete comeback into the mainstream in the Early 2020s, however electronic music will continue to remain dominant.

- By the end of the 2020s, Nintendo will no longer be producing gaming consoles.


-If Donald Trump is elected as President, I believe tensions between the US and certain countries (such as Russia) will gradually increase in the next few years and reach a breaking point, possibly resulting in a war starting sometime in the Early 2020s.


So far, the prediction I made back in October is turning out to be true. :(

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: exodus08 on 04/14/17 at 10:55 am


A few more predictions:

- As sad as it sounds, I think Kanye West will become a Presidential candidate for the 2020 election. Remembering the comments Kanye made several years earlier, people will begin a trend on social media in Mid-Late 2019 calling for Kanye to become a candidate. I believe a backlash against Donald Trump will only further encourage the general public to support Kanye West and as a result of this, he will have a fair amount of momentum. Ultimately, however, he will not become the President of the United States.

- Rock will make a complete comeback into the mainstream in the Early 2020s, however electronic music will continue to remain dominant.

- By the end of the 2020s, Nintendo will no longer be producing gaming consoles.

So far, the prediction I made back in October is turning out to be true. :(

Geez that's all depressing expect for Rock making a comeback.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/14/17 at 12:14 pm

Two words: Chinese Elvis.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/14/17 at 1:17 pm


Two words: Chinese Elvis.


Vietnamese!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/14/17 at 1:29 pm


Vietnamese!


Get a second hand guitar, chances are you'll go far if you get in with the right bunch of fellows.  :D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 04/14/17 at 2:04 pm

Pop-punk will make a comeback of sorts. Film-noir will re-emerge into the mainstream.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 04/14/17 at 2:05 pm


- By the end of the 2020s, Nintendo will no longer be producing gaming consoles.


The Switch is flying off the shelves! And not just angry Sony fans trying to break them!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/14/17 at 2:31 pm


Get a second hand guitar, chances are you'll go far if you get in with the right bunch of fellows.  :D


Hell no! I'm a writer, not a singer! I was joking.

I meant another Vietnamese dude, not me.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 04/14/17 at 3:00 pm


Hell no! I'm a writer, not a singer! I was joking.

I meant another Vietnamese dude, not me.


I thought you played violin.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/14/17 at 3:28 pm


I thought you played violin.


I'm JK Rowling with my magical powers and witch's cauldron!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/14/17 at 5:40 pm


A few more predictions:

- As sad as it sounds, I think Kanye West will become a Presidential candidate for the 2020 election. Remembering the comments Kanye made several years earlier, people will begin a trend on social media in Mid-Late 2019 calling for Kanye to become a candidate. I believe a backlash against Donald Trump will only further encourage the general public to support Kanye West and as a result of this, he will have a fair amount of momentum. Ultimately, however, he will not become the President of the United States.

- Rock will make a complete comeback into the mainstream in the Early 2020s, however electronic music will continue to remain dominant.

- By the end of the 2020s, Nintendo will no longer be producing gaming consoles.

So far, the prediction I made back in October is turning out to be true. :(



So what happens to Nintendo itself? ???

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: aspireone on 04/16/17 at 1:50 am

Is it safe to say that the early 2020s will be lighthearted and brighr like the early 10s, early 00s and early 90s?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/16/17 at 2:10 am


Is it safe to say that the early 2020s will be lighthearted and brighr like the early 10s, early 00s and early 90s?

Yeah I think it will be. I think the reason why the late and early parts of decades feel the most upbeat is because there is a sense of optimism for a new decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/16/17 at 2:26 am



So what happens to Nintendo itself? ???


I predict that the company will eventually follow the same path as Sega and produce video games for other gaming consoles. However, with that said, who knows what the video game industry will be like in another ten years or so.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 12:51 pm


I predict that the company will eventually follow the same path as Sega and produce video games for other gaming consoles. However, with that said, who knows what the video game industry will be like in another ten years or so.


Well, they're already making mobile video games with Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run. Even though for now, it's like Nintendo's backup for money.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: snazzell on 04/16/17 at 1:57 pm


I predict that the company will eventually follow the same path as Sega and produce video games for other gaming consoles. However, with that said, who knows what the video game industry will be like in another ten years or so.


My prediction is that video gaming will be pretty dead by the '20s. I already see it fading, slowly but surely. I certainly don't see video games as big now as they were in the early-mid '10s.

I'm not exactly sure why it's fading out but I believe it has become such a norm and the technology has advanced so much to the point it's not as interesting as it used to be. I have no idea what the replacement for video games would be tho.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/16/17 at 3:00 pm


I predict that the company will eventually follow the same path as Sega and produce video games for other gaming consoles. However, with that said, who knows what the video game industry will be like in another ten years or so.



I don't think people will be playing video games around that time.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Zelek3 on 04/16/17 at 3:33 pm


My prediction is that video gaming will be pretty dead by the '20s. I already see it fading, slowly but surely. I certainly don't see video games as big now as they were in the early-mid '10s.

Are you joking? Pokemon Go was so popular that it united the whole world together. :o

Then again, it was released in 2016, which is mid-10s by some people's estimation.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: snazzell on 04/16/17 at 3:37 pm


Are you joking? Pokemon Go was so popular that it united the whole world together. :o


True, but look how quickly it died. Also Pokemon Go was less about video game culture and more so about connectivity amongst people and a new way to entertain themselves. Don't know of any other video game where you had to go outside and travel.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 4:56 pm


Are you joking? Pokemon Go was so popular that it united the whole world together. :o

Then again, it was released in 2016, which is mid-10s by some people's estimation.


I know it's not in a literal sense, but not really. It just united people from their local areas, since it's not like people could easily go through state and/or country borders with Pokemon Go.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 04/16/17 at 5:03 pm

Video games are nowhere near dying haha. Maybe traditional console games will die (no signs of that though – revenue is flat in the sector rather than declining), but PC gaming is generating more revenue than ever, and game sales make up the lion's share of revenue for the App Store.

Handheld gaming is definitely dead though. RIP.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/16/17 at 5:04 pm


Video games are nowhere near dying haha. Maybe traditional console games will die (no signs of that though – revenue is flat in the sector rather than declining), but PC gaming is generating more revenue than ever, and game sales make up the lion's share of revenue for the App Store.

Handheld gaming is definitely dead though. RIP.  :\'(


At least PC gaming is the new big deal within the gaming community, although I barely play games on my PC.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 04/16/17 at 6:07 pm


My prediction is that video gaming will be pretty dead by the '20s. I already see it fading, slowly but surely. I certainly don't see video games as big now as they were in the early-mid '10s.

I'm not exactly sure why it's fading out but I believe it has become such a norm and the technology has advanced so much to the point it's not as interesting as it used to be. I have no idea what the replacement for video games would be tho.


I don't think this is the case as much as the fact that the gaming franchises that dominated the late '00s up to the mid '10s, like Call of Duty, Battlefield, etc don't seem to be as big of a deal as they used to be.  However, I do see a lot of excitement regarding Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  Gaming isn't going anywhere...just the type of games people will be playing will change as it always has.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Shemp97 on 04/20/17 at 5:16 pm

I feel like we're in an era now where 70% of what we see today in technology, Internet-culture, gaming, TV and Music will still be in vogue in the first couple years of the 2020's. I predict that 2020-2022 is going to look comparatively ancient compared to the rest of the decade. Think about it:

- Trump will be US President until 2020, so from now we already know what the political landscape will look like in the "futuristic" new decade.

- PS4 Pro, Xbox Scorpio and Nintendo Switch will be around for a minimum of 5 years, so gaming in 2022 will be much like it is now.

- Unless something drastic happens to the way we use the Internet between 2017-2020, we're already looking at early-'20s Internet right now. Just like how late 90s-early 00s Internet looked much the same. 

- Netflix with probably over-take broadcast TV for scripted programming.

- Broadcasters will eventually scramble to support 4k UHD like Netflix already has.

- Noughties revival: It's already kinda happening now; Bruno Mars new single sounds straight outta the late 00s. I've been slowly noticing baggier jeans on men in the streets.  Invader Zim, Samurai Jack, and Ben 10 are (coming) back on TV in an updated form. A Danny Phantom reboot is being hinted at. 3D platformers are making a return as are adventure games in general.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Encoder319 on 04/20/17 at 6:08 pm

Hopefully the Kardashians will have faded a little by then, but that might be wishful thinking.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/20/17 at 6:27 pm


Bruno Mars new single sounds straight outta the late 00s.

What single? If you're talking about "That's What I Like" that song sounds 1990s not late '00s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/20/17 at 6:36 pm


Hopefully the Kardashians will have faded a little by then, but that might be wishful thinking.


They're already past their peak. :P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 04/20/17 at 6:43 pm


I feel like we're in an era now where 70% of what we see today in technology, Internet-culture, gaming, TV and Music will still be in vogue in the first couple years of the 2020's. I predict that 2020-2022 is going to look comparatively ancient compared to the rest of the decade. Think about it:


I see what you're saying, the early 2020's (or let's say Trump does serve another term) will still feel similar to how things are now, but by the late 2020's it will feel like a completely different world. The 90's was the most transitional decade up to date with EVERYTHING (pop culture, fashion, TV, movies, cars, etc.) Looking at 1990 and 1991 photos and comparing it to 1998 and 1999 photos, wholy man! I could see the 2020's having a flow like that as well.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/20/17 at 7:15 pm

I personally don't believe the early 2020s will feel the same as now. I think we will see a dramatic shift in 2018 or 2019 (and maybe the shift will start this year too) that will really separate the early 2020s from the 2010s decade. This happened in the '00s and I think it will happen again. I hope this will happen because things have been really stale lately, I'm really hoping things in tech change because that's been really boring lately.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/20/17 at 7:19 pm

An economic boom not seen since the 90's will ensue.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/21/17 at 4:09 pm


Hopefully the Kardashians will have faded a little by then, but that might be wishful thinking.


They'll be in their 40's by then.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/21/17 at 4:10 pm

So what will become obsolete in The 2020's? ???

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/21/17 at 4:14 pm


So what will become obsolete in The 2020's? ???


Rihanna.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/21/17 at 4:42 pm


Rihanna.


and Kim Kardashian.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: the2001 on 04/21/17 at 4:43 pm


I personally don't believe the early 2020s will feel the same as now. I think we will see a dramatic shift in 2018 or 2019 (and maybe the shift will start this year too) that will really separate the early 2020s from the 2010s decade. This happened in the '00s and I think it will happen again. I hope this will happen because things have been really stale lately, I'm really hoping things in tech change because that's been really boring lately.


we are slowly in the early 2020s right now lol

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/21/17 at 5:24 pm


we are slowly in the early 2020s right now lol

I hope we aren't. I want the early 2020s to be different. I think 2020 has to be a different year than now. I mean the year 2000 will be 20 years ago at that point, things just need to change. Nobody knows what will happen though.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Escondudo on 04/21/17 at 9:52 pm

Things will be very different from the present. I strongly believe in a comprehensive zeitgeist, meaning that the pop culture of an era has a reciprocal relationship with both the political and technological environments. Here's what will make the pop culture of the 2020s different from today:

Bernie Sanders-style Democrats stand to gain seats in Congress in the 2018 elections, and we are likely to see a Democrat (perhaps Sanders himself) elected to the presidency in 2020. The Overton Window will shift to include things such as universal income, single-payer healthcare, federal legalization of marijuana, and finally resolving the Puerto Rico question.

Aside from politics, machine learning will become more advanced as it teaches itself and more efficient energy transfer mechanisms (such as graphene) become more widespread. Wearables, including glasses, will provide augmented reality experiences that will be tailored to individual users.

In addition, many of the daily breakthroughs in fighting cancer, reversing cognitive disorders, and manipulating genetics (e.g. CRISPR) will start to trickle into hospitals. So, expectations for lifespans will increase.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/22/17 at 5:28 am


we are slowly in the early 2020s right now lol


We're not quite there just yet.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 04/22/17 at 10:04 am


We're not quite there just yet.


I just want a self driving car already. ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/22/17 at 5:10 pm


I just want a self driving car already. ;D


They're in the process of making them, probably won't be available anytime soon.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: snazzell on 04/22/17 at 5:32 pm


I just want a self driving car already. ;D


The issue is you'd have to force the whole population to switch because, human error+robotic perfection = disaster.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/22/17 at 5:35 pm


The issue is you'd have to force the whole population to switch because, human error+robotic perfection = disaster.


Welcome to inthe00s, snazzell!  :)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/22/17 at 5:40 pm

I predict that Trump will be a one term president.  :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/22/17 at 7:01 pm


My prediction is that video gaming will be pretty dead by the '20s. I already see it fading, slowly but surely. I certainly don't see video games as big now as they were in the early-mid '10s.

I'm not exactly sure why it's fading out but I believe it has become such a norm and the technology has advanced so much to the point it's not as interesting as it used to be. I have no idea what the replacement for video games would be tho.


I don't think it's fading yet, but I can see it starting to fade in another 10-15 years. The two things which will have a significant impact on the video game industry is augmented reality and portable devices. Pokemon Go could very well be a forerunner to what the video game industry will one day be like.

Welcome to the forums, by the way. I noticed on your profile that you are 18. Did you turn 18 this year or last year? If you were born in 1999, there's about another six members (myself included) who were also born in the same year. :P

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/22/17 at 8:48 pm


I don't think it's fading yet, but I can see it starting to fade in another 10-15 years. The two things which will have a significant impact on the video game industry is augmented reality and portable devices. Pokemon Go could very well be a forerunner to what the video game industry will one day be like.

Welcome to the forums, by the way. I noticed on your profile that you are 18. Did you turn 18 this year or last year? If you were born in 1999, there's about another six members (myself included) who were also born in the same year. :P


That is freaky!  :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/23/17 at 3:43 am

I predict that Britney Spears will have one last hit album in 2019. Then by 2021, she will be one of the 'dinosaurs' of the past.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/23/17 at 3:45 am

The last time I lived in a decade with a proper name was the 1990's. I was 10/11 in 1999. It'll be nice to have an agreed upon name for the 2020's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/17 at 10:42 am


The last time I lived in a decade with a proper name was the 1990's. I was 10/11 in 1999. It'll be nice to have an agreed upon name for the 2020's.

Well it will just be called the '20s. The '10s have a proper name too. The 2000s were only a little less proper.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/23/17 at 10:49 am


Well it will just be called the '20s. The '10s have a proper name too. The 2000s were only a little less proper.


Some people call the 2010's two-thousand-tens, and some call it the two-thousand-teens.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/17 at 11:03 am


Some people call the 2010's two-thousand-tens, and some call it the two-thousand-teens.

I've never heard anyone call this decade "two thousdand tens". That's just dumb if someone calls it that lol.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/23/17 at 11:03 am


I've never heard anyone call this decade "two thousdand tens". That's just dumb if someone calls it that lol.


Some people call it like that and I don't find that to be dumb.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/17 at 11:04 am


Some people call it like that and I don't find that to be dumb.

I do. Using two thousdand has/should have been done after 2009.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 04/23/17 at 1:23 pm


The issue is you'd have to force the whole population to switch because, human error+robotic perfection = disaster.


I think self-driving are pretty good at dealing with human drivers (so far). It's usually random stuff on the road like construction signs or garbage cans that are the main hurdles so far.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 04/23/17 at 1:52 pm


we are slowly in the early 2020s right now lol


I doubt it. We still aren't fully in the late 2010s yet. Sure politically (at least in the U.S.), it's now the late 2010s. However, music, fashion, movies, T.V. shows, etc., still seem very mid 2010s. Perhaps by late 2018/2019, we will have an idea of what the (very) early 2020s will be like.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/17 at 2:03 pm


I predict that Trump will be a one term president.  :o


I think he'll be impeached.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/17 at 2:04 pm


I predict that Britney Spears will have one last hit album in 2019. Then by 2021, she will be one of the 'dinosaurs' of the past.


Maybe she'll retire from the music business.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/17 at 3:15 pm


I doubt it. We still aren't fully in the late 2010s yet. Sure politically (at least in the U.S.), it's now the late 2010s. However, music, fashion, movies, T.V. shows, etc., still seem very mid 2010s. Perhaps by late 2018/2019, we will have an idea of what the (very) early 2020s will be like.

I feel like what's happening now is something similar to what happened in the 2000s. I look at the late 00s/early '10s as one era which started late 2008. But there was another small mini era which many say was part of the late '00s that included 2006 - 2008, I think that's the same as it is now. During that era you still had a lot of mid '00s stuff yet still a couple changes have occurred. I think this mini era started last year in 2016 with the rise of the populist movement from Brexit, the popularity of dancehall and EDM, these new curved displays on smartphones, Nintendo Switch that was released this year, and a couple other changes. Parts of it can be traced to 2015. The real early '20s era and big change that will occur (that will also totally separate us from the 2010s decade) will happen in late 2018 and 2019. I think the era we're in now is similar to the mid '10s and there will be no more significant changes in 2017. But the real change will happen in 2018/2019, most likely the 2018 - 2019 school year. This will be the start of a brand new era an a very big change will occur around this time. Game of Thrones will also end in 2018. The late '10s will again be very transitional and not so cut and dry. In my opinion, I don't expect to see many new changes happen this year. I do think by 2019, music and culture in general will sound very different than it is now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/23/17 at 3:34 pm


I predict that Britney Spears will have one last hit album in 2019. Then by 2021, she will be one of the 'dinosaurs' of the past.



Maybe she'll retire from the music business.

I have that feeling too. There's honestly no way her music career will be able to make it past 2020.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: the2001 on 04/23/17 at 4:50 pm


I feel like what's happening now is something similar to what happened in the 2000s. I look at the late 00s/early '10s as one era which started late 2008. But there was another small mini era which many say was part of the late '00s that included 2006 - 2008, I think that's the same as it is now. During that era you still had a lot of mid '00s stuff yet still a couple changes have occurred. I think this mini era started last year in 2016 with the rise of the populist movement from Brexit, the popularity of dancehall and EDM, these new curved displays on smartphones, Nintendo Switch that was released this year, and a couple other changes. Parts of it can be traced to 2015. The real early '20s era and big change that will occur (that will also totally separate us from the 2010s decade) will happen in late 2018 and 2019. I think the era we're in now is similar to the mid '10s and there will be no more significant changes in 2017. But the real change will happen in 2018/2019, most likely the 2018 - 2019 school year. This will be the start of a brand new era an a very big change will occur around this time. Game of Thrones will also end in 2018. The late '10s will again be very transitional and not so cut and dry. In my opinion, I don't expect to see many new changes happen this year. I do think by 2019, music and culture in general will sound very different than it is now.


I would say the election of 2016 made 2016 the new 2008

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mqg96 on 04/23/17 at 4:53 pm


I feel like what's happening now is something similar to what happened in the 2000s. I look at the late 00s/early '10s as one era which started late 2008. But there was another small mini era which many say was part of the late '00s that included 2006 - 2008, I think that's the same as it is now. During that era you still had a lot of mid '00s stuff yet still a couple changes have occurred. I think this mini era started last year in 2016 with the rise of the populist movement from Brexit, the popularity of dancehall and EDM, these new curved displays on smartphones, Nintendo Switch that was released this year, and a couple other changes. Parts of it can be traced to 2015. The real early '20s era and big change that will occur (that will also totally separate us from the 2010s decade) will happen in late 2018 and 2019. I think the era we're in now is similar to the mid '10s and there will be no more significant changes in 2017. But the real change will happen in 2018/2019, most likely the 2018 - 2019 school year. This will be the start of a brand new era an a very big change will occur around this time. Game of Thrones will also end in 2018. The late '10s will again be very transitional and not so cut and dry. In my opinion, I don't expect to see many new changes happen this year. I do think by 2019, music and culture in general will sound very different than it is now.


That's an excellent prediction Slim, and when do you think the transition will be fully complete, like somewhere around the early 2020's?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 04/23/17 at 7:07 pm


That's an excellent prediction Slim, and when do you think the transition will be fully complete, like somewhere around the early 2020's?

Maybe the early 2020s or perhaps even earlier. I think 2017 will feel like another world in the mid 2020s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Escondudo on 04/30/17 at 10:53 am



Maybe the early 2020s or perhaps even earlier. I think 2017 will feel like another world in the mid 2020s.


Exactly. There are too many shock events on the horizon, both socially and technologically, for the real 2020s to be similar to today.

Just throwing caution to the wind, I'll predict that rock will eventually make a comeback, laser light shows will reappear (with EDM instead of progressive rock), and "butt cleavage" will become a thing. I'm not joking, btw.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/30/17 at 6:33 pm


I predict that Britney Spears will have one last hit album in 2019. Then by 2021, she will be one of the 'dinosaurs' of the past.


Wait, what did you say?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 05/01/17 at 6:21 pm


and "butt cleavage" will become a thing.

I can easily see this happening.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 05/01/17 at 6:29 pm


Wait, what did you say?


Nothing!  :-X  :-X  :-X

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 05/01/17 at 8:28 pm


I can easily see this happening.


That already happened in the mid 2000s with the low rise jeans, although it wasn't called that (it was whaletail).

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/01/17 at 9:42 pm

I want a full on 80's revival. 8)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/01/17 at 11:16 pm


I want a full on 80's revival. 8)


I'd love that  :D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 05/01/17 at 11:28 pm

The oldies channel are playing 1980's music now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 05/02/17 at 4:48 pm


I want a full on 80's revival. 8)


You can easily listen to an 80's channel on the internet.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/02/17 at 5:48 pm

Yeah, but we gotta bring it back for everyone! 8)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 05/02/17 at 5:58 pm


The oldies channel are playing 1980's music now.


It's been like that for at least 5 years now, at least where I'm at.
10 years ago, it ended with Blondie and the disco era.
Starting around 2011 or 2012, my local oldies station began playing Duran Duran, Bon Jovi and the likes.
Hell, I heard some early 90s Eurodance on my local oldies station last month. The times are a changing.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/02/17 at 9:17 pm


It's been like that for at least 5 years now, at least where I'm at.
10 years ago, it ended with Blondie and the disco era.
Starting around 2011 or 2012, my local oldies station began playing Duran Duran, Bon Jovi and the likes.
Hell, I heard some early 90s Eurodance on my local oldies station last month. The times are a changing.


I've heard this song on the oldies station

ixBryyQSrD8

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/17 at 6:43 am


Yeah, but we gotta bring it back for everyone! 8)



good idea. :)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Escondudo on 05/03/17 at 2:54 pm


Yeah, but we gotta bring it back for everyone! 8)


With the internet having gone mainstream, we are entering a situation in which decades don't fully end. You can easily visit the 80s by going to YouTube, Spotify, or Netflix. I would argue that the 80s came back in the mid 2000s and cooled off, but never fully disappeared again.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/17 at 3:44 pm


With the internet having gone mainstream, we are entering a situation in which decades don't fully end. You can easily visit the 80s by going to YouTube, Spotify, or Netflix. I would argue that the 80s came back in the mid 2000s and cooled off, but never fully disappeared again.



You can easily watch films from the 80's
listen to music from the 80's
and watch music videos from the 80's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/03/17 at 6:05 pm


With the internet having gone mainstream, we are entering a situation in which decades don't fully end. You can easily visit the 80s by going to YouTube, Spotify, or Netflix. I would argue that the 80s came back in the mid 2000s and cooled off, but never fully disappeared again.


The mid 00's were nothing like the 80's.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Shemp97 on 05/04/17 at 11:59 am


What single? If you're talking about "That's What I Like" that song sounds 1990s not late '00s.

This does not sound 90s at all. Sounds like something T-pain would put out.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Setemstraight on 05/09/17 at 9:55 pm


We haven't even gotten to the late '10s yet. Can't go predicting how the '20s will be unless you can see into the future.

We are in the late 2010s. 2017 is the start of the late 10s

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 05/10/17 at 1:36 pm


We are in the late 2010s. 2017 is the start of the late 10s

Technically September 2016 was the start to the late '10s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 05/10/17 at 2:32 pm


We are in the late 2010s. 2017 is the start of the late 10s


The post you replied to was written at the beginning of 2016.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/21/17 at 8:31 pm


Year 2020 Predictions:

-R&B will be the primary music genre, it will be similar to the old school late 90s sound but with a newer twist. It will be combined with some electronic elements and a newer sound. Most songs you will hear on the radio will be slow-tempo R&B style songs.

-Rap will have a different style. It will be more old-school inspired but again, still have new school elements we haven't heard yet. Trap will be gone but new sounds based off that will be popular. Autotune will still be around in rap music but it will be used less. Eminem will release a new album in 2020.

-There will still be some dance songs that are popular on the mainstream radio. It will sound pretty different today and again, be inspired by the late 1990s and early 2000s. Also, a new genre of music will gain some popularity this year.

-New artists who we don't know today will be popular. One particular new female artist will top the charts and be very popular in 2020 and probably retain her popularity throughout the rest of the 20s.

-Big talks about the U.S. election. Hilary Clinton vs. a Republican. A republican will win the 2020 election.

- Fashion will be very, very tacky. Clothes that mismatch will be popular. The "messy look" will be in. The clean-cut fashion of the mid 2010s will be on its way out and it will be uncool to wear it. Fashion will be much baggier than today.

-Smartphones will still be popular but it will be less of an essential item to people as other tech such as augmented reality will be able to replace aspects of it. Smartphones will look fairly different compared today. Bendable and flexible displays will be out and available for consumers to buy, but it will still be primitive. Hololens will be out on the market and many people will start buying the headset in 2020. Virtual reality will improve immensely and be much more affordable than it is today.

-In Canada, Justin Trudeau will still be the prime minister however it will be a minority government. Due to the electoral reform changes, NDP and Conservatives will be very close to each other in the votes but the conservatives will still be official opposition. (In Alberta where I live, the Wildrose Alliance will have a majority government) Oh and weed will be legal in Canada  :P

-The year overall will be very laid back. There will be a sense of peace in the world, especially compared to the mid 2010s. The economy will be stable and people will be happy for the most part. People will be VERY happy the 2010s are over. The 2010s will start to have a backlash in 2020. 2020 will be like a fun, cool decade. It will have a similar vibe to the year 2000. And the Y2K era will be considered retro. The year 2000 will be retro as well. The nostalgia of the 2000s decade will officially be in full force.


Well let's go back to this in 2020 and see if I got any of it right.  ;D

Okay crossing out the things that we know for sure will not happen now.  ;D

A couple other predictions for the year 2020:
-Sabrina Carpenter will be a huge celebrity in 2020 releasing hits that are constantly played on the radio and starring in many movies and TV shows, a couple years later she will be "the new Miley" and have a breakdown like all other Disney stars
-Rihanna will finally be out of the spotlight and we will all be wondering what happened to her
-Family Guy is announced that it is getting cancelled and the show will run its final season
-A new Disney Pixar movie breaks records in the box office and is a massive success

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 06/22/17 at 3:13 pm


Okay crossing out the things that we know for sure will not happen now.  ;D

A couple other predictions for the year 2020:
-Sabrina Carpenter will be a huge celebrity in 2020 releasing hits that are constantly played on the radio and starring in many movies and TV shows, a couple years later she will be "the new Miley" and have a breakdown like all other Disney stars
-Rihanna will finally be out of the spotlight and we will all be wondering what happened to her
-Family Guy is announced that it is getting cancelled and the show will run its final season
-A new Disney Pixar movie breaks records in the box office and is a massive success



Is this what you're thinking? ???

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/22/17 at 3:26 pm



Is this what you're thinking? ???

Yup they are just random predictions (with no logic behind them)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/22/17 at 3:31 pm

In 2019, The Simpsons will be canceled. This will lead to no Simpsons episode in the 2020's!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 80sfan on 06/22/17 at 3:34 pm


Has this been confirmed? I didn't hear that they were cancelling it in 2019.


Oh, it's just my prediction!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 06/22/17 at 4:10 pm


Yup they are just random predictions (with no logic behind them)


I'll come back to you in a couple of years to see if you were right.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 06/22/17 at 5:59 pm

My set of prediction:
-Pop punk (and punk rock) will make a significant comeback in the mainstream.
-A uniting, anti-establishment Democrat (or an Independent who decides to run on the Democratic ticket - you might know who I'm thinking of and it's not Bernie) will run for office and defeat Trump in a landslide
-Dancehall will replace soft EDM
-Rising Norwegian pop singer Sigrid will be very prominent in the industry, similar to Bjork in the 90s (with some even referring to her as a cheap Bjork ripoff)
-Bro country will be replaced by cowpunk as the latest "Nashville trend" (don't get me started on how much I abhorred the now fading bro-country craze)
-Instrument driven alternative rock might also make the airwaves/mainstream yet again, thus drawing in the attention of an unlikely target audience for Top 40 (middle-aged white males who were teens and 20-something in the 1990s, and will be 40-60 in the 2020s)
-A new form of rock/metal, largely electronic in nature and very anti-authoritarian, will anger the older crowd and incite rebellious feelings in the youth
-Upbeat pop, mostly electronic and some instrument-driven, will make the mainstream yet again
-The overall vibe will be upbeat
-A lot of political unity, rivaling that experienced during the Clinton Administration

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/22/17 at 6:37 pm


I'll come back to you in a couple of years to see if you were right.

Sounds good, I hope to be correct so people will call me psychic  ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 06/23/17 at 7:37 am


Sounds good, I hope to be correct so people will call me psychic  ;D


See you in 2 years.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 06/23/17 at 9:28 am

Damn, this thread's been running for a long time and I'm a bit sad to miss it. Anyway, I'm not sure if I've posted here before, but here are my predictions:

- Either VR becomes mainstream or it becomes a flop. It's still gonna be big in the news until then though.

- The first person shooter craze will die down.

- More political disunity and worsening terrorism (I'm sorry), although it could go the other way. I predict a civil war, almost.

- A return to "traditional values" in some places because of the popularity of Trump, and a resurgence of the left in other places, judging from what I've seen in recent elections.

- Music will become darker and may signal a comeback of pop punk. Ed Sheeran's latest song seemed quite 2000s in feel (i.e. not trying to sound grown up unlike all the other artists whose music sounds incoherent) even though it was also quite mellow like 2010s music. This is just one song though.

- Baggy jeans are likely to make a return as skinny jeans have become commonplace now. I like skinny jeans, and I didn't like baggy jeans, but I understand how this is happening, and sadly, as much as I want to wear skinny jeans, my legs are becoming too big.

- Gone will be the days of really open tank tops and maybe sleeveless hoodies I think.

- Guys wearing their hair long might be cool again, but I can't guarantee that that will happen. Short hair on men became the norm at the turn of the 20th century and was only revived for a few decades, in my opinion, the 70s, 80s and 2000s in particular.

- Online shopping will dominate all commerce that is not groceries or anything essential.

- More and more things may become integrated in technology and upgrading technology will become harder to perform (replaceable batteries were one of the first user-serviceable components to go at the turn of this decade, and they say now that the RAM cannot be upgraded on recent MacBooks). This is if user-upgradeable PCs decline in popularity.

- More electric or hybrid cars will be in production and they will become cheaper as more things are going to be powered by renewable or alternative electric energy.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 06/23/17 at 12:54 pm


Damn, this thread's been running for a long time and I'm a bit sad to miss it. Anyway, I'm not sure if I've posted here before, but here are my predictions:

- Either VR becomes mainstream or it becomes a flop. It's still gonna be big in the news until then though.

- The first person shooter craze will die down.

- More political disunity and worsening terrorism (I'm sorry), although it could go the other way. I predict a civil war, almost.

- A return to "traditional values" in some places because of the popularity of Trump, and a resurgence of the left in other places, judging from what I've seen in recent elections.

- Music will become darker and may signal a comeback of pop punk. Ed Sheeran's latest song seemed quite 2000s in feel (i.e. not trying to sound grown up unlike all the other artists whose music sounds incoherent) even though it was also quite mellow like 2010s music. This is just one song though.

- Baggy jeans are likely to make a return as skinny jeans have become commonplace now. I like skinny jeans, and I didn't like baggy jeans, but I understand how this is happening, and sadly, as much as I want to wear skinny jeans, my legs are becoming too big.

- Gone will be the days of really open tank tops and maybe sleeveless hoodies I think.

- Guys wearing their hair long might be cool again, but I can't guarantee that that will happen. Short hair on men became the norm at the turn of the 20th century and was only revived for a few decades, in my opinion, the 70s, 80s and 2000s in particular.

- Online shopping will dominate all commerce that is not groceries or anything essential.

- More and more things may become integrated in technology and upgrading technology will become harder to perform (replaceable batteries were one of the first user-serviceable components to go at the turn of this decade, and they say now that the RAM cannot be upgraded on recent MacBooks). This is if user-upgradeable PCs decline in popularity.

- More electric or hybrid cars will be in production and they will become cheaper as more things are going to be powered by renewable or alternative electric energy.


I think this will continue, don't think this will die down anytime soon.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 06/23/17 at 1:15 pm



I think this will continue, don't think this will die down anytime soon.



Yeah, the 2000s had a ton of shooters back then.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/23/17 at 1:57 pm

The 80's were more about short hair than long hair.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/23/17 at 2:28 pm


Damn, this thread's been running for a long time and I'm a bit sad to miss it. Anyway, I'm not sure if I've posted here before, but here are my predictions:

- Either VR becomes mainstream or it becomes a flop. It's still gonna be big in the news until then though.

- The first person shooter craze will die down.

- More political disunity and worsening terrorism (I'm sorry), although it could go the other way. I predict a civil war, almost.

- A return to "traditional values" in some places because of the popularity of Trump, and a resurgence of the left in other places, judging from what I've seen in recent elections.

- Music will become darker and may signal a comeback of pop punk. Ed Sheeran's latest song seemed quite 2000s in feel (i.e. not trying to sound grown up unlike all the other artists whose music sounds incoherent) even though it was also quite mellow like 2010s music. This is just one song though.

- Baggy jeans are likely to make a return as skinny jeans have become commonplace now. I like skinny jeans, and I didn't like baggy jeans, but I understand how this is happening, and sadly, as much as I want to wear skinny jeans, my legs are becoming too big.

- Gone will be the days of really open tank tops and maybe sleeveless hoodies I think.

- Guys wearing their hair long might be cool again, but I can't guarantee that that will happen. Short hair on men became the norm at the turn of the 20th century and was only revived for a few decades, in my opinion, the 70s, 80s and 2000s in particular.

- Online shopping will dominate all commerce that is not groceries or anything essential.

- More and more things may become integrated in technology and upgrading technology will become harder to perform (replaceable batteries were one of the first user-serviceable components to go at the turn of this decade, and they say now that the RAM cannot be upgraded on recent MacBooks). This is if user-upgradeable PCs decline in popularity.

- More electric or hybrid cars will be in production and they will become cheaper as more things are going to be powered by renewable or alternative electric energy.

Which song?  He's had so many hits come out lately from his new album.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/23/17 at 2:34 pm

The only thing I can predict when it comes to 2020's pop culture is that I will be too old to care about any of it, and will probably spend most of my time complaining about whatever stupid music my future children are listening to.

Except, of course, for '00s nostalgia. By the point where the coming wave of that takes off, I'll be the perfect age for it.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 06/23/17 at 3:07 pm



Which song?  He's had so many hits come out lately from his new album.



Shape of You.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/23/17 at 5:14 pm



Shape of You.

Oh okay that song sounds quite modern to me personally.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 06/23/17 at 11:35 pm


The 80's were more about short hair than long hair.


My uncle's mullet would like to have a word with you.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 06/23/17 at 11:46 pm

Early: The transition into the 2020s. Dancehall and pop-punk dominate the mainstream, and alternative rock/post-grunge makes a brief albeit notable comeback late 2020-2022.
Mid: The peak of the decade. Cowpunk, punk-rock, upbeat pop and dancehall are all wildly popular during this era.
Late: A new form of electronic-driven rock/metal captures the public's attention, both in a positive and negative way. This trend continues well into the 2030s (when a world-changing and potentially apocalyptic event will almost bring the music industry to a permanent halt). Upbeat pop and punk rock are still somewhat prominent, but dancehall and cowpunk are fading in popularity. 

Long hair becomes visible on men during the mid 2020s, big hair becomes trendy for women during the early 2020s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Slim95 on 06/23/17 at 11:56 pm


Early: The transition into the 2020s. Dancehall and pop-punk dominate the mainstream, and alternative rock/post-grunge makes a brief albeit notable comeback late 2020-2022.

Dancehall has dominated the mainstream charts since 2016 though. Last year was the first time the Dancehall genre went mainstream. Rihanna's Work, Drake's One Dance, Sia's Cheap Thrills, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You are all examples of dancehall music. And there are more examples too. It is quite a unique genre and completely different from regular dance music. The genre will die out before 2020 because it's what is mainstream now.

Also, I personally don't believe pop punk or any rock will ever make a comeback. Unless it sounds very different. As much as I like those genres, I would want a fresh new sound to come and not reboots, which I think will happen.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/24/17 at 12:02 am


My uncle's mullet would like to have a word with you.


And Dave Gahan's frosted tips would like a word with you!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f3/a1/b6/f3a1b6df43e87fa3eecb605bfa8186d9.jpg

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 06/24/17 at 12:07 am


And Dave Gahan's frosted tips would like a word with you!

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f3/a1/b6/f3a1b6df43e87fa3eecb605bfa8186d9.jpg


Errm, let's see him to turn to the side. Oh god,  what is that hideous.... !

http://www.princess-dm.de/1980-1990/1980-1990-043.jpg

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/24/17 at 12:11 am


Errm, let's see him to turn to the side. Oh god,  what is that hideous.... !

http://www.princess-dm.de/1980-1990/1980-1990-043.jpg


It's amazing! The 80's did early 00's hair better. 8)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 06/24/17 at 12:15 am


Dancehall has dominated the mainstream charts since 2016 though. Last year was the first time the Dancehall genre went mainstream. Rihanna's Work, Drake's One Dance, Sia's Cheap Thrills, Ed Sheeran's Shape of You are all examples of dancehall music. And there are more examples too. It is quite a unique genre and completely different from regular dance music. The genre will die out before 2020 because it's what is mainstream now.

Also, I personally don't believe pop punk or any rock will ever make a comeback. Unless it sounds very different. As much as I like those genres, I would want a fresh new sound to come and not reboots, which I think will happen.


Damn, you're right. What was I thinking?
Well, some form of dance/electronic will dominate the 2020s. Some form that hasn't made the mainstream in a while, if ever at all.
Perhaps eurodance.
Do you think new wave can make a major comeback of sorts in the next few years and possibly into the 2020s? The Killers released a new single that was very "new wave-y" in tone, as did Paramore a month or two back.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 06/24/17 at 12:17 am

And that fresh new sound could be the new form of electronic, rebellious rock/metal I was talking about.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/24/17 at 11:09 am


I'm not too sure about that. Its 50/50. He will most certainly win the Republican Nomination. Now its how the Democrats play their cards on their side that would determine the course of the election. If Bernie's the nominee, then I could see the Dems beating Trump by a LANDSLIDE. Both are anti establishment, but Bernie has practical plans on solving various issues like campaign finance reform and income inequality.

However, if Hillary is the nominee I could see a close race between the two candidates. As Clinton would be seen as the reasonable, more experienced, and the candidate that would keep things the same (for better or for worst), but Trump being seen as anti establishment (which is something millions of Americans are craving for right now), 'telling it like it is' (even though half of the time its blatant bigotry), and the revolutionary candidate. In this case its hard to see who would win a general match up, and since it seems they both would most likely be their parties nominees, I expect this to be a tight race.

I hate Trump as much as the the next guy, but I feel like people are truly underestimating how influential he is to many Americans. To many Americans (especially Baby Boomers) he represents 'Success', and thus have been in the public eye for decades. Just the popularity of the Trump brand alone is something to be concerned of when talking about American politics. If he gets the nomination, he has The Republican base on lockdown, and if he could possibly get a significant amount of independents then he wins. But on the flip side, Hillary MUST get independents and ALL Democratic base voters (so that means the large amount of Dems that despise her and her record of flip flopping on key issues) for her to win.

Thats why I think that whoever wins the presidency this November, is not just going to be influential on politics, but pop culture as a whole.


That is a good point, thus I don't think it was super conservative as people make it out to be. However, like you've said in the past about your unfortunate experience of homophobia in the 00's, it just goes to show how dramatically different people's attitudes have changed in the last 10-15 years.


I agree the most conservative the 00's got was typically Bush's first term, from Late 01'-Mid 0'4. For most of his second term everybody seemed to hate him and started to reject his ideas. Anyways for me personally I see the decades since the 50's like this:

1950's: Socially Conservative/Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Dwight D. Eisenhower)

1960's: Socially & Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Lyndon B. Johnson)

1970's: Socially Liberal/Economically Moderate (Quintessential President: Gerald Ford)

1980's: Socially Moderate/Economically Conservative (Quintessential President: Ronald Reagan)

1990's: Socially Moderate/Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Bill Clinton)

2000's: Socially Moderate/Economically Conservative (Quintessential President: George W. Bush)

2010's: Socially Liberal/Economically Moderate (Quintessential President: Barack Obama)


Holy sh!t, I was right on the money :o :o :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 06/24/17 at 4:02 pm


The only thing I can predict when it comes to 2020's pop culture is that I will be too old to care about any of it, and will probably spend most of my time complaining about whatever stupid music my future children are listening to.

Except, of course, for '00s nostalgia. By the point where the coming wave of that takes off, I'll be the perfect age for it.


I won't be too old to care for it if it's actually good. If it's mind blowing I don't want to miss out no matter what age I am.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 06/24/17 at 4:05 pm



1950's: Socially Conservative/Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Dwight D. Eisenhower)

1960's: Socially & Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Lyndon B. Johnson)

1970's: Socially Liberal/Economically Moderate (Quintessential President: Gerald Ford)

1980's: Socially Moderate/Economically Conservative (Quintessential President: Ronald Reagan)

1990's: Socially Moderate/Economically Liberal (Quintessential President: Bill Clinton)

2000's: Socially Moderate/Economically Conservative (Quintessential President: George W. Bush)

2010's: Socially Liberal/Economically Moderate (Quintessential President: Barack Obama)




Thanks for this, but I thought that the 80s would be more economically liberal than what you proposed. Same for the 2000s except for the UK because I don't think welfare programs were a thing back then.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 06/24/17 at 7:45 pm




Thanks for this, but I thought that the 80s would be more economically liberal than what you proposed. Same for the 2000s except for the UK because I don't think welfare programs were a thing back then.


In the US, "economically liberal" means left leaning. And "economically conservative" means economically liberal ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 06/25/17 at 7:13 am


Bring back rock n' roll!


The way it used to sound.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/17 at 7:19 am


The way it used to sound.
Just guitars, keyboards, and drums!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 06/25/17 at 8:16 am


Just guitars, keyboards, and drums!


and trumpets.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 06/26/17 at 11:55 pm

A few more predictions:
-Peyton List becomes a major star after landing an award-winning role as punk star Sid Vicious's doomed wife Nancy Spungen in the remake of 1986 cult classic "Sid & Nancy". Peyton propelled to fame from her role in Disney hit series Jessie.
-The light hearted road movie (think "National Lampoon's Vacation", featuring the Griswold family, and "Dumb And Dumber") makes a comeback
-Dystopian sci-fi flicks are replaced by shoot-em-up action thrillers and swordbuckling adventures.
-Neo noir still persists as an influential genre, but with more stylish and surreal elements (think a mix of William Friedkin and David Lynch)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 06/26/17 at 11:57 pm



A few more predictions:
-Peyton List becomes a major star after landing an award-winning role as punk star Sid Vicious's doomed wife Nancy Spungen in the remake of 1986 cult classic "Sid & Nancy". Peyton propelled to fame from her role in Disney hit series Jessie.
-The light hearted road movie (think "National Lampoon's Vacation", featuring the Griswold family, and "Dumb And Dumber") makes a comeback
-Dystopian sci-fi flicks are replaced by shoot-em-up action thrillers and swordbuckling adventures.
-Neo noir still persists as an influential genre, but with more stylish and surreal elements (think a mix of William Friedkin and David Lynch)



Yeah I think that noir shows will have less of a hipster feel to it in the following decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: HeyJealousy on 06/27/17 at 12:03 am



Yeah I think that noir shows will have less of a hipster feel to it in the following decade.


Back to its old gritty feel. Have you ever seen "Body Heat"?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: charasmaticleague1997@gma on 10/15/18 at 12:31 pm


I cant really see the 20's being much different from the 10's, what do you guys think?
oh they will be very different?!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 10/15/18 at 2:05 pm


-A lot of political unity, rivaling that experienced during the Clinton Administration


I think we'll probably have to wait until the 2030s for this.  Right now, the problem in the US is the radical religious right who will refuse to accept anything but a 1950s "Leave it to Beaver" version of America.  They want an America where everyone goes to church on Sunday, white Christian men are in all positions of authority, gays are in the closet, women are in the home popping out babies, and brown-skinned people are on their side of the tracks out of sight out of mind.  Until that generation that refuses to accept our modern, pluralistic 21st century society fades away, we will be in for some ugly times.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wsmith4 on 10/15/18 at 2:31 pm

2020 will mark the end of rap, indie music, pop music.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 10/15/18 at 4:33 pm


You keep saying that, and I honestly don't know what you mean. Do you honestly believe this:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NYftZ8sjvic/VQxqD14f8kI/AAAAAAAAALI/Hc4z--OCSxQ/s1600/c21085b8da1aa2c06ef52aaad22e64ea.jpg

or this

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/12/3b/73/123b7317901d0a49f5eb93da4be6574c.jpg


will still be popular in 2020? If you do, then I completely disagree with you. I can't imagine these styles remaining popular, even during the late 2010s, let alone the mid 2020s.


Lol they are still popular. 2010s fashion is too good to go out quickly.  8)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/15/18 at 8:28 pm


Lol they are still popular. 2010s fashion is too good to go out quickly.  8)


haha. I love when these kinds of obnoxious claims are proven wrong.

I actually think pop culture will move slightly in the direction Musicguy desires but not nearly to the extent he wants it to.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 10/16/18 at 1:43 am

I wonder if I'm going to keep up with pop music in the '20s.  I'm trying to see the '10s through, but most people my age have already stopped keeping up with it.  My plan is to keep up with it as long as I like it and then stop when it gets to a point where I no longer like anything in top 40.  I'm not going to force myself to keep up with it just to hold onto my youth.  I like where pop music and hip-hop currently is though.  That's one of the unfortunate thing about the '20s; they won't be my generation's decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: xenzue on 10/16/18 at 2:14 am


The next major, generational cultural shift will occur sometime between 2025 and 2030.  What that will look like, there is no telling.  Until then, today's culture will continue to slowly evolve.


The next major generational cultural shift is actually happening rn.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 10/16/18 at 10:15 am


Back to its old gritty feel. Have you ever seen "Body Heat"?

No. What's it about? I'm more into the 2000s for the androgynous and edgy fashion and the emotional and coherent sounding music.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/16/18 at 10:29 am


No. What's it about? I'm more into the 2000s for the androgynous and edgy fashion and the emotional and coherent sounding music.


Edgy fashion was both a 1996-1998 thing (for goth and the Marilyn Manson stuff) and a 2000's thing (for emo).

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/16/18 at 11:24 am


No. What's it about? I'm more into the 2000s for the androgynous and edgy fashion and the emotional and coherent sounding music.


emo rap

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 10/16/18 at 11:57 am


Edgy fashion was both a 1996-1998 thing (for goth and the Marilyn Manson stuff) and a 2000's thing (for emo).

I think two years isn't enough and I wasn't born in the 90s, so I guess I don't have or I try to avoid an emotional sentiment at that time. I would say the 70s and 80s though had edgy fashion (for their times maybe at least).


emo rap

I'm not too interested in that, sorry. I prefer the pop punk vibe of the 2000s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/16/18 at 11:59 am


I think two years isn't enough and I wasn't born in the 90s, so I guess I don't have or I try to avoid an emotional sentiment at that time. I would say the 70s and 80s though had edgy fashion (for their times maybe at least).
I'm not too interested in that, sorry. I prefer the pop punk vibe of the 2000s.


I thought you were born in 1997.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 10/16/18 at 12:02 pm


I thought you were born in 1997.

Oops, yes, I am. I'm born in the late 90s though.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: charasmaticleague1997@gma on 10/16/18 at 12:38 pm


I wonder if I'm going to keep up with pop music in the '20s.  I'm trying to see the '10s through, but most people my age have already stopped keeping up with it.  My plan is to keep up with it as long as I like it and then stop when it gets to a point where I no longer like anything in top 40.  I'm not going to force myself to keep up with it just to hold onto my youth.  I like where pop music and hip-hop currently is though.  That's one of the unfortunate thing about the '20s; they won't be my generation's decade.
who's decade will it be!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 10/16/18 at 12:58 pm


who's decade will it be!


My retired parents'. They're going to travel the world :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: musicguy93 on 10/17/18 at 12:55 pm


Lol they are still popular. 2010s fashion is too good to go out quickly.  8)


That comment was posted almost 3 years ago. Most of it was wishful thinking really. I'm kind of getting tired of predicting the future of fashion, because ultimately, it's impossible to know what direction it'll go, and I'm almost always let down.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Milk on 10/17/18 at 3:13 pm

Skinny jeans are already starting to go out of style though

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wsmith4 on 10/17/18 at 3:15 pm


Skinny jeans are already starting to go out of style though


Not uh.  They're all the rage still.  And I'm glad.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Milk on 10/17/18 at 4:34 pm


Not uh.  They're all the rage still.  And I'm glad.

Where do you live? More and more people are not wearing skinny jeans.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 10/17/18 at 4:45 pm


Skinny jeans are already starting to go out of style though


People have been saying that on this forum since 2015 lol. Possibly before, but I've only been here since 2015.

Back then it was at least plausible since boyfriend jeans were a thing. I don't notice any decline in skinny jeans in my area in 2018.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: xenzue on 10/17/18 at 7:06 pm

Wide jeans/pants definitely are growing in popularity tho, it's just that most people don't actively look for new styles to try on. Most people buy their clothes at places like H&M, Zara, etc. and those stores aren't necessarily a good representation of new fashion: a lot of their collections are straight outta 2016 runways/street fashion. That's why things like that take a while to catch on. With that being said some stores are starting to carry wide-cut jeans and pants.

I think Gen Z will actually end up adopting wide pants early on whereas Millennials will stick with skinny pants for the most part.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 10/17/18 at 7:18 pm


Wide jeans/pants definitely are growing in popularity tho, it's just that most people don't actively look for new styles to try on. Most people buy their clothes at places like H&M, Zara, etc. and those stores aren't necessarily a good representation of new fashion: a lot of their collections are straight outta 2016 runways/street fashion. That's why things like that take a while to catch on. With that being said some stores are starting to carry wide-cut jeans and pants.

I think Gen Z will actually end up adopting wide pants early on whereas Millennials will stick with skinny pants for the most part.


The thing about runways and the fashion industry is that they've been trying to kill skinny jeans for years now because they want people to "upgrade" - but people are not biting. I won't believe it until I see it on the streets.

I remember flared jeans were a thing for a minute in spring 2017 but that's gone and never heard from again.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 10/17/18 at 7:37 pm


Wide jeans/pants definitely are growing in popularity tho, it's just that most people don't actively look for new styles to try on. Most people buy their clothes at places like H&M, Zara, etc. and those stores aren't necessarily a good representation of new fashion: a lot of their collections are straight outta 2016 runways/street fashion. That's why things like that take a while to catch on. With that being said some stores are starting to carry wide-cut jeans and pants.

I think Gen Z will actually end up adopting wide pants early on whereas Millennials will stick with skinny pants for the most part.


Wide pants are getting popular. I've been seeing it a lot in college like these since 2017:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0223/4813/products/Black-striped-wide-leg-pants3.jpg?v=1520018368

http://s3cdn-test-lookbooknu.netdna-ssl.com/files/looks/medium/2015/09/12/4667362_image.jpg?1442089510

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: xenzue on 10/17/18 at 9:33 pm


The thing about runways and the fashion industry is that they've been trying to kill skinny jeans for years now because they want people to "upgrade" - but people are not biting. I won't believe it until I see it on the streets.

I remember flared jeans were a thing for a minute in spring 2017 but that's gone and never heard from again.


I agree, runways aren't the main creators of fashion trends anymore, the majority of fashion trends this day and age get popularized through social media.

As for people not being interested it depends on your location/age group. I definitely see them a lot on ppl in my age group. Wide pants are not very mainstream, but they are becoming more popular and have been for over a year now, so I don't think this is a micro-trend of any sort.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 10/18/18 at 12:16 pm


I agree, runways aren't the main creators of fashion trends anymore, the majority of fashion trends this day and age get popularized through social media.

As for people not being interested it depends on your location/age group. I definitely see them a lot on ppl in my age group. Wide pants are not very mainstream, but they are becoming more popular and have been for over a year now, so I don't think this is a micro-trend of any sort.


I go to a college with the majority of Cuspies and a lot of them are wearing wide pants and mom jeans. I don't see any of them having hipster style  ;D If you go to websites like Urban Outfitters, PacSun, H&M, the clothes look very colorful, probably late 90s inspired and plenty of wide pants popping up.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wsmith4 on 10/18/18 at 2:34 pm


Where do you live? More and more people are not wearing skinny jeans.


I live on a high fashion runway.  They're not going anywhere.  They look damn hot on guys.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Milk on 10/18/18 at 5:27 pm


I go to a college with the majority of Cuspies and a lot of them are wearing wide pants and mom jeans. I don't see any of them having hipster style  ;D If you go to websites like Urban Outfitters, PacSun, H&M, the clothes look very colorful, probably late 90s inspired and plenty of wide pants popping up.

I too am currently attending university and the fashionable people aren't wearing skinny jeans 

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 10/18/18 at 6:15 pm


I too am currently attending university and the fashionable people aren't wearing skinny jeans


My college is very fashionable. They wear stuff like this.

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1332/8049/products/product-image-365343964_1200x1200.jpg?v=1507142553

https://images.urbanoutfitters.com/is/image/UrbanOutfitters/47699251_041_b?$medium$&qlt=60&fit=constrain

https://www.pacsun.com/dw/image/v2/AAJE_PRD/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-pacsun_storefront_catalog/default/dw15b22fb0/product_images/0133250500161NEW_01_001.jpg?sw=458&sh=710&sm=fit

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 10/18/18 at 8:28 pm

That's not fashion lol. Everyone starts wearing pyjamas to class during midterms ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 10/18/18 at 8:41 pm


That's not fashion lol. Everyone starts wearing pyjamas to class during midterms ;D


Like it or not, this is what's trending today and it's going to get bigger in the coming years. This type of fashion is on the New Arrivals and Best Sellers on Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Pacsun, H&M, etc. Most of the people wearing these are college / high school students who are Cuspies/Z'ers. The skinny jeans aren't gone but at least they are getting rid of the earthy millennial hipster aesthetic at last mwah ha ha ha  :D.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/19/18 at 7:19 am


That's not fashion lol. Everyone starts wearing pyjamas to class during midterms ;D


and everywhere else walking down the street. ::)

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 10/19/18 at 8:25 am


Like it or not, this is what's trending today and it's going to get bigger in the coming years. This type of fashion is on the New Arrivals and Best Sellers on Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Pacsun, H&M, etc. Most of the people wearing these are college / high school students who are Cuspies/Z'ers. The skinny jeans aren't gone but at least they are getting rid of the earthy millennial hipster aesthetic at last mwah ha ha ha  :D.


You guys are good at making me feel 55 instead of 25 :P

Due to my advanced and senile age, I've seen trends come and go, and can get a feel for what's going to go out next season and what will still look good 5-20 years from now. There are clothes from 2016 I've had to throw out and there are still prehistoric clothes from 2007 in my closet I still rock. Form-fitting clothes including dark-coloured skinny/slim jeans will always be in. If you stay healthy and go the gym, you want clothes that accentuate the body. These wide trousers the fashion industry keeps trying to push on people since 2010 do the opposite of that, which is why they've all failed. Skinny/slim jeans will always live on  8) Now join my club.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/19/18 at 10:40 am


You guys are good at making me feel 55 instead of 25 :P

Due to my advanced and senile age, I've seen trends come and go, and can get a feel for what's going to go out next season and what will still look good 5-20 years from now. There are clothes from 2016 I've had to throw out and there are still prehistoric clothes from 2007 in my closet I still rock. Form-fitting clothes including dark-coloured skinny/slim jeans will always be in. If you stay healthy and go the gym, you want clothes that accentuate the body. These wide trousers the fashion industry keeps trying to push on people since 2010 do the opposite of that, which is why they've all failed. Skinny/slim jeans will always live on  8) Now join my club.


At least you do not feel like me yet.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 10/19/18 at 2:02 pm


At least you do not feel like me yet.


What happened to you? :o

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/19/18 at 3:14 pm


What happened to you? :o


I feel so old. I am 75 million years old, but I feel like I am at least a billion.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wixness on 10/19/18 at 4:09 pm

I have a bad feeling the far right will take over mainstream politics and culture. Look at places like Italy, Russia and Turkey though. Hopefully, this won't be the case, but sadly, it looks like it.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Milk on 10/19/18 at 5:22 pm


I have a bad feeling the far right will take over mainstream politics and culture. Look at places like Italy, Russia and Turkey though. Hopefully, this won't be the case, but sadly, it looks like it.

I doubt that the far right will take over our current culture but we will see

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/19/18 at 9:19 pm


I go to a college with the majority of Cuspies and a lot of them are wearing wide pants and mom jeans. I don't see any of them having hipster style  ;D If you go to websites like Urban Outfitters, PacSun, H&M, the clothes look very colorful, probably late 90s inspired and plenty of wide pants popping up.


Mom jeans are still super hipster in this day and age.

Mom Jeans in the 90s: Normal
Mom Jeans in 2018: Hipster

I think fashion is trending towards the 90s as a whole, early/mid/and late, which is a funny mixture.

And it seems a lot of people don't understand that they're hipsters just because hipster styles are transforming.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/19/18 at 9:24 pm


That's not fashion lol. Everyone starts wearing pyjamas to class during midterms ;D


hahaha. So true.

Mc98 has a point tho. The "fashionably midterm pajama" look is becoming trendy. I notice 90s wear, especially Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, and Nike is coming on strong. Vaporwavish wear is also becoming fashionable.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/19/18 at 9:28 pm


Mom jeans are still super hipster in this day and age.

Mom Jeans in the 90s: Normal
Mom Jeans in 2018: Hipster

I think fashion is trending towards the 90s as a whole, early/mid/and late, which is a funny mixture.

And it seems a lot of people don't understand that they're hipsters just because hipster styles are transforming.


One thing that I seem to realize is that nostalgia cycles seem to be closer to around 22-25 years instead of 20 years.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/19/18 at 10:28 pm


One thing that I seem to realize is that nostalgia cycles seem to be closer to around 22-25 years instead of 20 years.


I think that, too, but I think there are flukes: the 80s, especially the late 80s had this weird 1940s fetish that I've noticed not a lot of people mention.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/20/18 at 1:56 pm


I feel so old. I am 75 million years old, but I feel like I am at least a billion.



Just be glad you're not in your 40's like I am.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/20/18 at 2:54 pm

I have a feeling we will start feeling the changes in 2019

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/20/18 at 4:45 pm


I have a feeling we will start feeling the changes in 2019


Forget about '19.

In January automakers are coming out with some 2020 model cars.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/20/18 at 5:24 pm



Just be glad you're not in your 40's like I am.


75 million is much older than 44.  ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Milk on 10/20/18 at 8:15 pm


I have a feeling we will start feeling the changes in 2019

Hmm we will see. What from the 2010s do you think will start looking tacky in the 2020s?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/20/18 at 9:00 pm


Hmm we will see. What from the 2010s do you think will start looking tacky in the 2020s?


Well the early 2010s for one already do,  Lady Gaga, Taio Cruz, LMFAO
things that are more early 2010s already look very dated


Hipster is something that is not going to age well and its already starting to look cringe, I was recently shared
about in LA hispter stuff seems 5 years older than it is, its cringe if you look like one in 2018. There was actually a line
in always sunny that made front of things in 2013 in the year 2018.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Milk on 10/20/18 at 11:15 pm


Well the early 2010s for one already do,  Lady Gaga, Taio Cruz, LMFAO
things that are more early 2010s already look very dated


Hipster is something that is not going to age well and its already starting to look cringe, I was recently shared
about in LA hispter stuff seems 5 years older than it is, its cringe if you look like one in 2018. There was actually a line
in always sunny that made front of things in 2013 in the year 2018.

Yeah I was thinking more of mid 2010s. I think the ridiculously thick eyebrows are gonna look extremely outdated soon.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/20/18 at 11:40 pm


Yeah I was thinking more of mid 2010s. I think the ridiculously thick eyebrows are gonna look extremely outdated soon.


Oh it will, right now the vibe im feeling  (its between 2 years)
late 2001 and late 1997,    those years we were trying to shed the past trends, ideologys.
This whole Hipster era that we went thru reminds me a lot of grunge and how in the late 90s we were
trying to brush off any traces of it because we were embarrassed by it.

That ewww 2013 in 2018 comment in always Sunny kind of reminds me of it lol Like the semi mini backlash.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/21/18 at 3:00 pm

The hipster era is still here. It's just 90s oriented now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/21/18 at 3:13 pm


The hipster era is still here. It's just 90s oriented now.


I will have to say its not. Visit LA, the hipster era is seen as a joke.
I will still stand by that line in Always Sunny In Philadelphia in regards
to a thing from 2013 in 2018



If you see anything hipster related in La or New York it's because that store or person
hasn't gotten the memo, and trust me there are lots of people who haven't gotten the memo yet.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/21/18 at 4:40 pm

I think you guys have a very limited view of what hipster fashion is. Modern hipsterism has existed since the 40s and the hipsters people are most familiar with right now have existed between 2002-2016. Hipsterism is transforming again as it always does. As long as you have an interest in things that seem different and out of the ordinary and seems cool and intelligent and nostalgic for the past, you are a hipster. It's not just about wearing skinny jeans.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/21/18 at 4:45 pm


I think you guys have a very limited view of what hipster fashion is. Modern hipsterism has existed since the 40s and the hipsters people are most familiar with right now have existed between 2002-2016. Hipsterism is transforming again as it always does. As long as you have an interest in things that seem different and out of the ordinary and seems cool and intelligent and nostalgic for the past, you are a hipster. It's not just about wearing skinny jeans.


The modern hipster if you can call 2006 modern started in 2006- 2017 waning

We aren't talking about stuff from the 40s we are talking about when American Apparel & Urban Outfitters started popping off.
Fedoras, Foster the people, whole foods etc

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/21/18 at 4:59 pm

Trust me, hipsterism started around the time Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, and the White Stripes got popular. Around the time Donnie Darko, Lost in Translation and Garden State and its soundtrack got popular.  Modern hipsterism was a thing before 2006. You 2006ers just came late to the party and thought you had a new thing going on.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/21/18 at 7:38 pm


Trust me, hipsterism started around the time Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, and the White Stripes got popular. Around the time Donnie Darko, Lost in Translation and Garden State and its soundtrack got popular.  Modern hipsterism was a thing before 2006. You 2006ers just came late to the party and thought you had a new thing going on.


That wasn't hipster, Garage Rock revival in 2001 was just garage rock scene.
Modern hipster didn't start until 2006 with CSS

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: BornIn86 on 10/21/18 at 8:03 pm


That wasn't hipster, Garage Rock revival in 2001 was just garage rock scene.
Modern hipster didn't start until 2006 with CSS


Were you on the outside looking in? Because I was on the inside looking out. The garage rock revival scene transformed into the hipster/indie rock scene somewhere in 2004 or 05.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/21/18 at 8:10 pm


Were you on the outside looking in? Because I was on the inside looking out. The garage rock revival scene transformed into the hipster/indie rock scene somewhere in 2004 or 05.


I was on the inside I was a teen in 2001

The garage rock revival mini era  (White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs etc etc etc) it was indie but it was not the
start of the hipster movement at all, it wasn't until 2006 where it really started. Yes that mini era may have been indie
an alternative but it was not the hipster movement at all. The garage rock mini movement does look similar to some aspects
of the hipster era but there are 2 different things & did not morph into each other. EMO kind of off shooted from pop punk &
the hipster movement off shooted from that. Around 2006 is when American Apparel stores started popping up.

I was in New Jersey sub urbs at the time, and would frequent New York City much during this time.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: bchris02 on 10/21/18 at 8:49 pm


I will have to say its not. Visit LA, the hipster era is seen as a joke.
I will still stand by that line in Always Sunny In Philadelphia in regards
to a thing from 2013 in 2018



If you see anything hipster related in La or New York it's because that store or person
hasn't gotten the memo, and trust me there are lots of people who haven't gotten the memo yet.


Hipster now is what emo was around 2010 in my opinion.  You do still see people hanging onto it but it won't be for much longer.  It will be completely gone by 2020.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 10/21/18 at 8:55 pm


Hipster now is what emo was around 2010 in my opinion.  You do still see people hanging onto it but it won't be for much longer.  It will be completely gone by 2020.


Emo peak = 2006
Hipster peak = 2014

I wonder what's the next subculture that'll be huge in the next decade.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: piecesof93 on 10/21/18 at 8:58 pm


The hipster era is still here. It's just 90s oriented now.

It's interesting because 90s fashion (for non-hipsters I guess) was still popular in the early 2010s too. 90s fashion has really been popular all this decade. I would agree that it's continuation into the later part of the 2010s is due to hipsters.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 10/21/18 at 9:01 pm


It's interesting because 90s fashion (for non-hipsters I guess) was still popular in the early 2010s too. 90s fashion has really been popular all this decade. I would agree that it's continuation into the later part of the 2010s is due to hipsters.


I think its late 90s revival fashion that is popular right now.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: piecesof93 on 10/21/18 at 9:04 pm


I think its late 90s revival fashion that is popular right now.

Yeah early 90s fashion was popular in the early 2010s.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/21/18 at 9:08 pm


Hipster now is what emo was around 2010 in my opinion.  You do still see people hanging onto it but it won't be for much longer.  It will be completely gone by 2020.


it def will, the only time I ever see  hipster if its someone who has not gotten the memo its over

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/21/18 at 9:45 pm


Hipster now is what emo was around 2010 in my opinion.  You do still see people hanging onto it but it won't be for much longer.  It will be completely gone by 2020.


Do you agree with this one:

Hipster now is what....
Teen pop was in 2002
Grunge was in 1997
Glam metal was in 1990
New wave was in 1987
Disco was in 1980
Psychadelic culture was in 1971
Doo Wop was in 1964

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/21/18 at 9:50 pm


I think its late 90s revival fashion that is popular right now.


Not really.

I see more 1990-1994 revival fashion, to be honest.

This year seems to be its peak.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/21/18 at 10:23 pm


Do you agree with this one:

Hipster now is what....
Teen pop was in 2002
Grunge was in 1997

Glam metal was in 1990
New wave was in 1987
Disco was in 1980
Psychadelic culture was in 1971
Doo Wop was in 1964

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 10/21/18 at 10:28 pm





What happened to your reply?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 12:37 am

Bring back rock n' roll and the magic sound of the 60s!

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 10/22/18 at 7:13 am


Bring back rock n' roll and the magic sound of the 60s!


I agree with that.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 10/22/18 at 12:05 pm


What happened to your reply?


sorry, But yeah that feeling when grunge was fading is the same as hipster fading

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: APDCR1990 on 11/26/18 at 4:02 pm

The "thrift shop" hipster has long waned and was more of a trend in the late 00s/early 10s. Since 2012/13, we've had yuccies or yupsters (hybrid between yuppies and hipsters). I really don't expect it to fall off until after 2020. Until then, we'll just float along in this cultural chasm phase.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 11/26/18 at 7:26 pm


You keep saying that, and I honestly don't know what you mean. Do you honestly believe this:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NYftZ8sjvic/VQxqD14f8kI/AAAAAAAAALI/Hc4z--OCSxQ/s1600/c21085b8da1aa2c06ef52aaad22e64ea.jpg

or this

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/12/3b/73/123b7317901d0a49f5eb93da4be6574c.jpg


will still be popular in 2020? If you do, then I completely disagree with you. I can't imagine these styles remaining popular, even during the late 2010s, let alone the mid 2020s.


As time passes, these looks look even better than they did when this was originally posted ;D

The only thing wrong is the manbun and maybe the dude in the first photo should get that shirt properly fitted. But for the most part these dudes are rocking it :o I need those shoes.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 11/27/18 at 7:33 am

https://nordic.businessinsider.com/contentassets/78580c72f4c34175b3c40868efb68d65/59f20b693e9d257c6d8b4c1f.jpg?preset=article-image

I say within the next few years we will be communicating and even making social friends with AI robots especially Sophia who was on The Jimmy Fallon a few months back.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: floppy on 11/27/18 at 9:47 am

i personally have noticed all the sjw and nazi's are cool none sense is finally coming to an end
and i have seen a lot of nostalgia for the late 00s and early 10s specifically in youtube by people putting 009 sound system back in their videos. Also the new tech coming like ps5, xbox ?, and the fold able galaxy phone is definitely gonna shake things up. I think we are starting a  transition to a new decade with new culture. ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 11/28/18 at 1:53 pm

2010s  backlash, you are already seeing it unfold with SJW backlash

Social media usage is declining, 2019 it may decline even more

https://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-measurement/6-unexpected-trends-in-2018-social-media-research/

" 2018, however, they found that 77 percent of Americans use social media, compared to 80 percent in 2017."
For the last 9 years social media usage went up 7% every year until 2018 when it went down.



Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: wsmith4 on 11/28/18 at 2:00 pm


2010s  backlash, you are already seeing it unfold with SJW backlash

Social media usage is declining, 2019 it may decline even more

https://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-measurement/6-unexpected-trends-in-2018-social-media-research/

" 2018, however, they found that 77 percent of Americans use social media, compared to 80 percent in 2017."
For the last 9 years social media usage went up 7% until 2018 when it went down.


Not happening.  Social media at an all-time high.  100% of humans use it.  SJW stands for what? Sarah Jessica Parker?  What does she have to do with this??

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 11/28/18 at 3:23 pm


Not happening.  Social media at an all-time high.  100% of humans use it.  SJW stands for what? Sarah Jessica Parker?  What does she have to do with this??


Do you even know what abbreviations are?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: APDCR1990 on 11/28/18 at 3:26 pm


2010s  backlash, you are already seeing it unfold with SJW backlash

Social media usage is declining, 2019 it may decline even more

https://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-measurement/6-unexpected-trends-in-2018-social-media-research/

" 2018, however, they found that 77 percent of Americans use social media, compared to 80 percent in 2017."
For the last 9 years social media usage went up 7% every year until 2018 when it went down.


It's probably because of all of the fake accounts being deleted  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Dundee on 11/28/18 at 6:59 pm

Y'all were predicting 2018 to be the messiah to deliver us out of the 2010s culture, while in reality it was basically a 2017 Part Deux with some mid-2010s mixed in (Fortnite dances and Tik Tok being basically the new Vine)
;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: xenzue on 11/28/18 at 7:25 pm


2010s  backlash, you are already seeing it unfold with SJW backlash

Social media usage is declining, 2019 it may decline even more

https://www.convinceandconvert.com/social-media-measurement/6-unexpected-trends-in-2018-social-media-research/

" 2018, however, they found that 77 percent of Americans use social media, compared to 80 percent in 2017."
For the last 9 years social media usage went up 7% every year until 2018 when it went down.


The anti-SJW backlash was way bigger in the mid 2010s than it is now.

I think social media is here to stay for while, but I wouldn't be surprised if the current giants (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter) stagnate or even collapse.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: piecesof93 on 11/28/18 at 7:25 pm


Not happening.  Social media at an all-time high.  100% of humans use it.  SJW stands for what? Sarah Jessica Parker?  What does she have to do with this??

Lol

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: xenzue on 11/28/18 at 7:33 pm


Y'all were predicting 2018 to be the messiah to deliver us out of the 2010s culture, while in reality it was basically a 2017 Part Deux with some mid-2010s mixed in (Fortnite dances and Tik Tok being basically the new Vine)
;D ;D ;D


I love seeing people's predictions go utterly wrong lmaoo. It's so entertaining.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 11/28/18 at 7:43 pm


Y'all were predicting 2018 to be the messiah to deliver us out of the 2010s culture, while in reality it was basically a 2017 Part Deux with some mid-2010s mixed in (Fortnite dances and Tik Tok being basically the new Vine)
;D ;D ;D


I thought that we were "officially in the late 2010's" by August 2017 tops.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 11/28/18 at 7:59 pm

Yeah, 2018 is basically 2017: The Sequel.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: mc98 on 11/28/18 at 8:08 pm


I thought that we were "officially in the late 2010's" by August 2017 tops.


Imo, the late 2010s started around May/June 2017 when Latin pop and Soundcloud/Emo rap are the new thing. I knew the late 2010s are starting to come in when Trump was inaugurated and XXXTentacion became popular in Early 2017. Plus, Fortnite is the most late 2010s thing ever and Tiktok is more like Musical.ly than Vine.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 11/28/18 at 8:25 pm


Imo, the late 2010s started around May/June 2017 when Latin pop and Soundcloud/Emo rap are the new thing. I knew the late 2010s are starting to come in when Trump was inaugurated and XXXTentacion became popular in Early 2017. Plus, Fortnite is the most late 2010s thing ever and Tiktok is more like Musical.ly than Vine.


TikTok, in fact, is Musical.ly.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 11/28/18 at 8:32 pm


Yeah, 2018 is basically 2017: The Sequel.


At this rate, I doubt that 2019 will be any different. But time will tell.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: Howard on 11/29/18 at 7:32 am


TikTok, in fact, is Musical.ly.


What is TikTok?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: 2001 on 11/29/18 at 9:38 am


What is TikTok?


The Ke$ha song?

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: piecesof93 on 11/29/18 at 3:44 pm


The Ke$ha song?

Just a random thought. I remember arguing with people on YouTube when that song came out, about whether or not Ke$ha was a rapper.

Subject: Re: Pop culture predictions for the 2020's?

Written By: John Titor on 11/29/18 at 5:44 pm


The anti-SJW backlash was way bigger in the mid 2010s than it is now.

I think social media is here to stay for while, but I wouldn't be surprised if the current giants (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter) stagnate or even collapse.


NOOOOOOOOOO WAY, The backlash to the Last Jedi was so bad it made Solo bomb, it made star wars to get a big stigma about it & almost get the director fired.



There is a few new episodes of Always Sunny that make front of SJW culture that came out this year. I see more cringe SJW and Hipster memes then I have ever seen.
The whole anti SJW thing was painted to be an ALT Right motive, but now pretty much anything I see on talk shows are talking from the perspective of
"oh special snowflakes" anti SJW mindset. There is no longer as much of a stigma to be anti SJW than there was in the mid 2010s.

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