posted on May, 18 2012 @ 01:11 AM
I think the reason why it seems there is little change is that from the 50's onwards, things were only made to look different, or changes were
practical. Things changed aesthetically rather than internally. Phones remained the same inside, but changed externally, cars the same. Technology was
more about practical every day things.
Today, it's all about how many bits can you cram onto a millimetre sized die and keep it cool. How instead of making things look futuristic (as if
that makes any difference) it's about making them smaller, faster, and less expensive.
Today, a landline is second to almost non existent in a house where mobile technology has become common place. The humble television is now a media
centre, complete with internet access (and who remembers webtv and the obnoxious people who used it lol), radio is now DAB+ and your phonograph fits
in your pocket along with the 7000 compact discs you've purchased over the years.
Your movie going experience is close to the same, but now the emphasis is on 3D whereas it was once a novelty. So much that it's now being used for
High Definition Sports telecasting direct to your home media centre.
Hover boards never came to be, because the kids prefer to use a WII remote to shoot each other, but clothes that dry themselves, iirc, was almost a
As for costs... well, that is always going to be subjective really. a can of pepsi today is what.. $3.50 or more? 30 years ago I remember paying 45
cents a can.
I remember paper money. when coins were 1,2,5,10,20,50 cents only... *just after we changed from the old money*...
and I'm having the hardest time working out how to install a form of debian onto my 7" android tablet....