Page 1 of 7
1
2
3
... LastLast
  1. #1

    What will people say when they talk about this era in history?

    What do you think people in the future will write in there text history books when they talk about the era we live? From the 20th to the beginning of the 21st century?

  2. #2
    Probably the hypocracy of the 20-21st centurys idealism for "freedom" and "democracy".
    Last edited by Arlon; 2012-11-21 at 01:53 AM.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Arlon View Post
    Probably the hypocracy of the 21st centurys idealism for "freedom" and "democracy".
    That all depends on who ends up victorious.
    Quote Originally Posted by High Overlord Saurfang
    "I am he who watches they. I am the fist of retribution. That which does quell the recalcitrant. Dare you defy the Warchief? Dare you face my merciless judgement?"
    i7-860 @2.8GHz | Radeon HD 7770 | 8GB DDR3-1333MHz | Corsair CX 430W |

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    That all depends on who ends up victorious.
    Secondary education might be biased(And the majority could be fooled), but historians and other educated people will know the reality of it all.

    Kinda like the mainstream image of ancient greece is that of a democratic society, while the reality was something quite different.

  5. #5
    The Unstoppable Force RICH816's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Portsmouth, UK
    Posts
    22,424
    They will say as they always have, "it was so much better in the good old days".
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes View Post
    I do sympathize with these so called terrorist organisations. As far as I'm concerned, at least they are fighting for something they believe in, and for what they see to be the greater good. They're not fighting to line the pockets of statesmen, governors and oil barons. I wish we could the same about the people on this side of the planet.
    Hobbes talking about Al Qaeda and ISIS.

  6. #6
    Brewmaster orangelemonrain's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,351
    Wars are what are mostly remembered in terms of history. The beginning on the real war on terrorism?

  7. #7
    A cure for AIDS and cancer, hopefully, would be pretty good.

  8. #8
    Just like how the industrial revolution was way back when, it'll be the 'Computer' age, that revolutionised the world... I'd imagine, in human history... considering it's one of the biggest inventions ever to date.
    Last edited by BeerWolf; 2012-11-21 at 02:12 AM.

  9. #9
    Epic! Sayl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Scrubbity Burrow
    Posts
    1,638
    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471 View Post
    They will say as they always have, "it was so much better in the good old days".
    Or, conversely: "Wow, I can't believe how backward their priorities were!"

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Majad View Post
    A cure for AIDS and cancer, hopefully, would be pretty good.
    "Cure" for AIDS could be possible if we have vaccines/drugs that will restrain current strains from activity(Assuming mutations wont be too fast). Cure for all types of cancer would need nano-tech or some other magic-pill, unless we can develop procedures against every single type of cancer.

  11. #11
    Herald of the Titans Waaldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,541
    The era where watching a bunch of uneducated retards with spray tans on TV was considered entertainment and Justin Bieber made more money in a year than 90+% of the population makes in their entire life time. Oh... and the first black president.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torethyr
    I thought doing the toothpaste-tube-squeeze and vigorous shake was the "traditional" way.

  12. #12
    Epic! RaoBurning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Arizona, US
    Posts
    1,547
    "You mean gays didn't used to be able to get married? Oh, I get it, kinda like how women couldn't vote before that, huh?"

    Said at least one kid in every future history class ever. Future history. Funny phrase. But yes, I think the ongoing civil rights struggles will be of particular note in our era.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Hey Elsa, do you wanna build a strawmaaaan?
    Quote Originally Posted by Shuyin View Post
    to accept 0.999... = 1, you must accept math is right.
    Quote Originally Posted by Orlong View Post
    [...]I'm all for net neutrality[...]

  13. #13
    "The age of entitlement"

  14. #14
    They'll think of us as cave man or even worse, we may be cave man.

  15. #15
    Warchief Frolk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Norway, Lørenskog
    Posts
    2,233
    "They were THIS close to cure of cancer and AIDS, but they decided it was better to spend that money on waging war"
    I put the laughter in manslaughter
    Blood DK problems: to many ppl at daily place, cant pull 8packs *cries*
    BF3>CoD Cola>Pepsi PC>Mac Xbox>PS3

  16. #16
    The Lightbringer DEATHETERNAL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    USA, more fascist every day
    Posts
    3,611
    If we are talking about the whole 20th century, that is far too long a time period to lump together. If we are talking about the late 20th century, I see two likely options.

    If America and Europe continue as is:
    The time that the Asian powers began to truly rise in the face of the stagnant western world and ascend to their eventual place as the world superpowers.

    If America and Europe turn from mass stupidity:
    The revival of the stagnant western world to match the growth of the Asian powers as the world moves toward a second great cold war.
    And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
    Revelation 6:8

  17. #17
    Moderator Anakso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    4,689
    John green had a nice point on this in his globalization videos. Ad-libbing here but more or less.

    "If food runs out or a new plague starts we'll look back on this era as a hugely short sited mistake in human history, but if a meteor is discovered and we band our resources together to stop it from hitting the earth, we'll look back on this era as one that saved mankind"

    So it all depends on what happens, of course that's a more global and long term sense of this question than you may have intended. Politically/socially we'll look back on this as a kind of backwards time I imagine. The same way if you look back to certain laws 60 years ago you think "why?" (Such as racial segregation) That could be said for any era looking back on the previous one though.

  18. #18
    "the fall of the American Empire". They'll see how we squandered what resources we had and couldnt figure out how to make the world work. Just as the romans spread themselves too thin and had to appease their citizens with handouts, so too will America fall.

  19. #19
    #firstworldproblems

  20. #20
    Immortal Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Posts
    7,557
    They will say they miss it, usually how it goes when talking about the past. I know I will when I'm in my 50's. In the far future, who the hell knows.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •