When the year 2010 rolls around, what do you think we will be thinking when we look back on the 00's?
What are your prdeictions, good, bad, or indifferent?
Just to illustrate what I am referring to, consider decades past:
When I think of the 60's, I think of tye dyed clothing, lava lamps, oldies, VW buses, Vietnam, Hawks/Doves, pshycadelia, The Beatles, Civil Rights
The 70's gave us the Brady Bunch, long gas lines, Classic Rock-n-roll, Disco, bell bottoms, platform shoes, huge cars, and international terrorism.
The 80's gave us electronic and new wave music, compact disc players, Ronald Reagan, lots and lots of new airlines, the fall of Communism and the Berlin Wall
The 90's gave us the Internet, Bill Clinton, political correctness, grunge music, a global economy, and social tensions.
Within the next 10 years, I forsee the following happening:
Social tensions running building with more and more hostility, culminating in some sort of Civil War.
The 2000 election will be repeated in some form or another in both the '04 and '08 elections.
The days of the traditional "win or lose" were forever killed with this last election. Politics will become a blood sport in the truest sense of the word.
A renaissance in music. (it will be the 80's all over again. Eventually, we will grow tired of the ubiquitous and perpetual "boy/girl" bands, and all of these Offspring and Nirvana wannabe sound alikes, and real music will return once again)
E-commerce will remain flat just as it is, and will eventually be able to peacefully co-exist with traditional retailers as opposed to trying to run them out of business.
The worlds population will nearly double, and we will almost run out of available developable land. The worlds major cities will eventually be like Calcutta-unless there is a sharp decrease in birth rates-or we start building houses in once protected areas.
Advances in medical technology will allow most people to live 110 years or longer. It may even be possible for limb replacement to become as common as dental implants.
The UN will attempt to set up some kind of "One Government Earth".
If this succeeds, it will be the end of democracy as we know it-especially if the US joins.
There will be a big nostalgia market for cassettes, LP records, and anything related to the 20th century-particularly the year 2000.
Anyone else care to comment?