People Imagine How Pop Culture Will Romanticize This Decade In The Future[rebelmouse-image 18354325 is_animated_gif=
Every decade that passes leaves a special mark culturally, serving as a generational snapshot of time defined by the strangest and coolest things. The 50's saw the birth of Rock 'n Roll, the 60's had free love, the 70's ushered in the liberation of women. And the 80's gets to claim Madonna! We all look back from time to time and bathe in nostalgia. When it's our turn to say... 'Back in my day!', Lord only knows what things will be the defining characteristics of 2010s!
LET'S HAVE 'FUN' TOGETHER NOW!
"We Are Young" by Fun will be played in all the movie prom scenes about the era, 30 years from now.
FROM WALKMANS TO SPOTIFY TO GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT?![rebelmouse-image 18354326 is_animated_gif=
The general aesthetic that's popular. Like when you think 80s, you think VHS footage, synthpop, vibrant colors, baggy clothes.
Well when grandpa is talking about the 2010s, you'll be thinking about super HD footage, minimalism, trap music, wearing muted colors, and undercuts.
THE GRAB LOVE WHERE YOU CAN GET IT DECADE![rebelmouse-image 18354328 is_animated_gif=
People meeting their spouse on tinder.
INTERNET SUPERSTARS!![rebelmouse-image 18354329 is_animated_gif=
Dreams of internet stardom. YouTube, Instagram, blogging, whatever. The internet equivalent of being a garage band aiming for musical success.
FAREWELL COMCAST... THANK GOD![rebelmouse-image 18354330 is_animated_gif=
I am pre-cable TV. I think there will be a generation marked by post-cable TV.
And this - "Remember the olden days when you had to wait a WHOLE WEEK to watch the next episode of your favorite TV show???"
BIG BROTHER'S REACH GOT US![rebelmouse-image 18979012 is_animated_gif=
"Back then, people could actually leave their tracking devices at home when they didn't feel like giving companies all of their information."
WHAT'S A FLORIDA?[rebelmouse-image 18979013 is_animated_gif=
"Remember when the water levels hadn't swallowed Florida? Those were the days"
NO BOTS ABOUT IT.[rebelmouse-image 18347317 is_animated_gif=
Remember when robots did not do this job or that task?
AHHH CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY, A FAMILY SPORT.[rebelmouse-image 18979014 is_animated_gif=
Probably the resurgence of board games and card games.
I imagine everything in the future will be augmented reality, and everybody will be nostalgic for when all sat around a table and played Cards against Humanity.
THE TIME OF AN "EVEN" PLAYING FIELD?[rebelmouse-image 18979015 is_animated_gif=
Somehow - EVERYONE is the underdog.
THINGS ALWAYS LOOK BETTER WHEN YOU REFLECT ON WHERE YOU'VE COME FROM.[rebelmouse-image 18979016 is_animated_gif=
"I gambled away my fortune and then I hit rock bottom. I had to either sink or swim."
And then they go on to describe how they sat in coffee shops thinking up ideas and networking for months, and then sold their 2nd home in order to fund the new business venture, all while their credit score never dipped below 700.
THESE ARE THE 'MEMES' OF OUR LIVES.[rebelmouse-image 18979017 is_animated_gif=
I can't wrap my mind around the fact that history books will most likely teach about memes. I imagine a "meme historian" doing an interview on the history channel 100 years from now, being completely serious about discussing memes from 100 years ago and how it reflected culture.
DAB TO THE LEFT... NOW TO THE RIGHT....[rebelmouse-image 18355039 is_animated_gif=
Dabbing being revived from its ancient roots.
WHAT INTIMACY WE HAD.[rebelmouse-image 18351234 is_animated_gif=
Netflix and chill!
THERE'S NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE.[rebelmouse-image 18357142 is_animated_gif=
I read in another thread how 20 years from now hipsters will ironically wear MAGA trucker hats. So that.
HOLLYWOOD WILL REMIND US.[rebelmouse-image 18979018 is_animated_gif=
Every recent decade is known for their idea of "futuristic".
Think about it. If I say I have a sci-fi movie from the 40's, you know it's going to be giant monsters and mad scientists. 50's? It's all guys in costumes acting like aliens. 60's saw 2001 and so on, 70's saw Star Wars and Alien. You know exactly what movies are from the 80's.
Now we have the Apple-minimalism as our futuristic style. Sleek white surfaces, lens flares, flat sans-serif fonts... 20, 30 Years from now you'll say "let's watch that old '10s move" and everyone will know exactly what kind of movie you're suggesting.
COULD YOU BE A LITTLE LOUDER?![rebelmouse-image 18979019 is_animated_gif=
The stock market growth will be known as the 'roaring 10's'
THAT WAS WHEN TELEVISION WAS TELEVISION!![rebelmouse-image 18979020 is_animated_gif=
This will definitely go down as the golden age of television shows and TV series. There are so many amazing options right now that it's easy to forget how one really big and good show was unusual.
I think it really started to change when AMC got Mad Men and Breaking Bad; those were the first major hits that weren't on the major networks or HBO that I can remember.
SOME THINGS ARE BETTER FORGOTTEN.[rebelmouse-image 18979021 is_animated_gif=
That one summer when Pokémon Go was being played by everyone.
THOSE SILLY MAYANS COULDN'T DECIDE.[rebelmouse-image 18979022 is_animated_gif=
Probably 2012 and the whole "the world is ending because the Mayan Calendar" thing.
I'm gonna show my kids that movie 2012 and tell them I survived that.