What is the Concept of this Decade?

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So, the 80's were the 'Me' Decade. 90's saw the Birth of PC. the 2000's were... guh. I don't know. Trash? The best I can say is that it was the Vapid Culture.

In just 5 months, we'll hit January 2020. So, what concept do you think will best define this culture?

To me, it can only be one idea. And with a happy heart will I say goodbye to the 2010's, the Echo Chamber culture.

It took a lot for us to get here, but we finally reached a point where we can be in the real world, but still live inside our realm of influence happily. Nothing matters more than our feedback loop. The power of judgement, the satisfaction of reassurance about how correct you are by those who "get it and get you"... there is no other movement, ideal, or situation that happened more in this decade than the Birth and wholehearted acceptance of the Echo Chamber.

Even if this is the decade we lost the earth due to not wanting to change our ways, a lot of that will have to do with Echo Chambers saying that "Climate Change isn't real" or "Yeah, the Earth is nice, but what about our markets? Should we just let them falter for the planet?"... and enough people agreeing with those people they choose to listen to than actual scientists who are very intelligent, yelling to us that we need to do something now.

In short, I'm calling it now. If the world ends due to this decade's inaction, we can place it straight at the feet of people like Mark Zuckerburg.

Thanks, Mark!

I think defining decades is outdated, for now anyways. Things go too fast to do this anymore I think.

Neo fascism.

Don't know, but the next decade will be The Decade Of Logical And Unavoidable Consequences, otherwise known as The Collapse.

Pretty sure this is the decade of being angry on the internet, or not being willing to agree to disagree (on the internet). And you're wrong about the 2000s, they were awesome. It was the age of nu metal and I was young enough to go clubbing. And the internet, with my lovely rose-tinted specs on, was nicer and much more collaborative. And fedoras weren't a thing. Or neckbeards. Or a combination of the same.

Kwak:
Don't know, but the next decade will be The Decade Of Logical And Unavoidable Consequences, otherwise known as The Collapse.

Probably only for poor people.

PsychedelicDiamond:
Neo fascism.

Everything is getting a reboot. Super heroes, movies, and failed 20th century ideologies.

ObsidianJones:
In short, I'm calling it now. If the world ends due to this decade's inaction, we can place it straight at the feet of people like Mark Zuckerburg.

I 'unno, I think the Zuccmeister and his platform are more a symptom than the underlying disease.

CM156:

PsychedelicDiamond:
Neo fascism.

Everything is getting a reboot. Super heroes, movies, and failed 20th century ideologies.

ObsidianJones:
In short, I'm calling it now. If the world ends due to this decade's inaction, we can place it straight at the feet of people like Mark Zuckerburg.

I 'unno, I think the Zuccmeister and his platform are more a symptom than the underlying disease.

Eh, a comorbidity, at best. Like, there were OBBs before the social media boon. But really, it's the fact that everyone has a piece of plastic that can tell you the new flavor of the month 12 thousand miles away and have 20 different people give you a thumbs up for saying it looks nasty that's the real cause.

There's no way to unplug any more.

I say to you at work.

Baffle2:
Pretty sure this is the decade of being angry on the internet, or not being willing to agree to disagree (on the internet). And you're wrong about the 2000s, they were awesome. It was the age of nu metal and I was young enough to go clubbing. And the internet, with my lovely rose-tinted specs on, was nicer and much more collaborative. And fedoras weren't a thing. Or neckbeards. Or a combination of the same.

Sir. Exhibit A.

Case Rested.

The only thing that came from the 2000's that makes me not want to bomb it from orbit is "The Weekenders"

PsychedelicDiamond:
Neo fascism.

I'm going to say no, because you forget... for a majority of this decade, we had a black man as president, and there wasn't really as much of the whole issue with racism and the like in common society with the whole SJW and Nazi war that's been going on. That really only took off with Trump and his run for president, which was.... 2016. 3 years ago.

It's been a really long three years, hasn't it?

ObsidianJones:

Sir. Exhibit A.

Case Rested.

They won't stop whispering!

But I see your whispery men and their buttocky ladies, and I raise you ... a very sad thing (in retrospect).

ObsidianJones:

The only thing that came from the 2000's that makes me not want to bomb it from orbit is "The Weekenders"

Samurai Jack? Arrested Development? 30 Rock? Powerpuff Girls? Cowboy Bebop? Samurai Champloo? Jeez, you're hard to please.

ETA. Not to mention these. At least something decent must be in there somewhere.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000s_in_video_gaming

Second Gilded Age?

Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

Dirty Hipsters:

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

I disagree, and you know what that makes you?

Ah man, I remember when Habbo Hotel wasn't just paedophiles. It was also people who stood in the exit so no one could leave.

C'mon now think about 2010. Everything was so innocent back in the day. Outrage culture is one of the things that steadily came about during the past ten years. I see #MeToo as a recent peak and towards the end of the decade I feel some people have become incredibly sensitized to sexism, racism, and eco-anxiety. Yeah, when it comes to those issues people have constructed echo chambers around themselves and people who think alike, and every time somebody attempts to breach it they get replied with the same one-liner and get told to buzz off.

To focus on less sociological aspects (partly because other people in this thread already have done so, partly because it makes me sad): video games and smartphones. In 2009 the global revenue for video games was twice that of films, a gap that has since only increased. I'd argue video games in general is mainstream now, a change that happened during the 2010s. And the smartphone broke through with the first iPhone in 2007, since then acquisition and functionality has increased to the degree that the default Internet browsing experience is through a smartphone. That also happened in the 2010s.

If I am straying off topic please say so.

Nothing really stood out for me in the '00s or '10s as particularly unique for the decade. It feels more like we're just living in a really long 1999 xD Same technology but evolved and better but also more obtrusive and annoying. And society 'progressed' along the exact same line.

Mass shootings, alt right, and chaos in general. We are in the middle of a transition period where people are just going into extreme sides cuz they don't know how to adjust in general.

Digital hellscape?

McElroy:
C'mon now think about 2010. Everything was so innocent back in the day. Outrage culture is one of the things that steadily came about during the past ten years. I see #MeToo as a recent peak and towards the end of the decade I feel some people have become incredibly sensitized to sexism, racism, and eco-anxiety. Yeah, when it comes to those issues people have constructed echo chambers around themselves and people who think alike, and every time somebody attempts to breach it they get replied with the same one-liner and get told to buzz off.

Breach it how? As in terms of trying to make a discussion about the topics or as an attempt to dissuade the movement?

I don't know if anything will arise as the 'concept' of the decade. It took a long time for other decades to coalesce into a theme. It's usually just historians threading differing actions of people into a narrative

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

Has today led to Elijah Lovejoy or John Brown or Charles Sumner? How many presidents have been assassinated in the last 2 decades? Or even attempts? Remember the big split between the Founding Fathers on a lot of issues? What about Prohibition? McCarthyism? Long Hot Summer? Vietnam? Even Bill Clinton not being impeached.

Anti-cooperation is what America is built on. Whoever made you think that America has ever cooperated, tell them their wrong. Anti-cooperation is status quo.

Eacaraxe:
Second Gilded Age?

Probably. Why Bezos, Gates, Trump and Zuckerberg aren't called Robber Baron just astounds me. It also explains why Communism is making such a comeback

Marik2:
Mass shootings, alt right, and chaos in general. We are in the middle of a transition period where people are just going into extreme sides cuz they don't know how to adjust in general.

I think it's more a dead end. Meritocracy crushed the collective spirit and emancipated groups of people and marginalized others. The internet allowed this to proliferate through indeed echo chambers and fringe movements that drew divisions within society that are as sharp as the borders between nations. And climate change has made our whole way of life a literal sinking ship. Instead of a transition I see it more as just a continuing process of deterioration amidst rapid scientific and technological advances. Few will benefit, many will not. Or: the rich get richer, the poor get babies. The 20th century ideologies will forever remain on the trash heap of history where they belong.

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

Ah yes, the myth that we used to agree throughout all of human history until the 2010's.

Cause every war ever was actually just a fun gettogether of friends.

By the way, if your opinion is 'White Supremacy is fine', then you're a white supremacist. I dont see how that is so hard to grasp.

Anger. Everyone is angry.

ObsidianJones:

McElroy:
C'mon now think about 2010. Everything was so innocent back in the day. Outrage culture is one of the things that steadily came about during the past ten years. I see #MeToo as a recent peak and towards the end of the decade I feel some people have become incredibly sensitized to sexism, racism, and eco-anxiety. Yeah, when it comes to those issues people have constructed echo chambers around themselves and people who think alike, and every time somebody attempts to breach it they get replied with the same one-liner and get told to buzz off.

Breach it how? As in terms of trying to make a discussion about the topics or as an attempt to dissuade the movement?

One time it's the former and some other time it's the latter. First one tries to discuss for a time but after getting the same responses a thousand times it feels better just to affirm your position and hope it "wins".

Saelune:

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

Ah yes, the myth that we used to agree throughout all of human history until the 2010's.

Cause every war ever was actually just a fun gettogether of friends.

By the way, if your opinion is 'White Supremacy is fine', then you're a white supremacist. I dont see how that is so hard to grasp.

How many government shutdowns happened before 2010 because of politicians stomping their feet and being babies.

Politicians always stomped their feet and were babies, but the 2010s showed that they could make a concerted effort to make nothing work to get their way and they dove head first into that 3ft deep pool.

I'd call it the Social Media Apocalypse

Dirty Hipsters:

Saelune:

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

Ah yes, the myth that we used to agree throughout all of human history until the 2010's.

Cause every war ever was actually just a fun gettogether of friends.

By the way, if your opinion is 'White Supremacy is fine', then you're a white supremacist. I dont see how that is so hard to grasp.

How many government shutdowns happened before 2010 because of politicians stomping their feet and being babies.

Politicians always stomped their feet and were babies, but the 2010s showed that they could make a concerted effort to make nothing work to get their way and they dove head first into that 3ft deep pool.

Not being able to just invade and kill the people you hate will do that to a person.

Most wars were people crying like babies about stupid shit. But they had the power to exert their tantrums on others far more effectively. What was the US Civl War but a bunch of babies crying about losing slavery?

Fieldy409:
Anger. Everyone is angry.

That's about it.

Saelune:
What was the US Civl War but a bunch of babies crying about losing slavery?

An entire economic upheaval of half the US and a huge expansion of federal power is a bit more significant than you're making it out to be.

Dirty Hipsters:

Saelune:
What was the US Civl War but a bunch of babies crying about losing slavery?

An entire economic upheaval of half the US and a huge expansion of federal power is a bit more significant than you're making it out to be.

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

The rampant rise of white supremacy, the hypocrisy of the so called 'pro-life movement' and the utterly immoral and inhumane views being thrown around are a bit more significant than you're making it out to be.

Same with every war ever. The US Civil War was very much about anti-cooperation.

Saelune:

Dirty Hipsters:

Saelune:
What was the US Civl War but a bunch of babies crying about losing slavery?

An entire economic upheaval of half the US and a huge expansion of federal power is a bit more significant than you're making it out to be.

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

The rampant rise of white supremacy, the hypocrisy of the so called 'pro-life movement' and the utterly immoral and inhumane views being thrown around are a bit more significant than you're making it out to be.

I recall you calling anyone who didn't vote for Hillary Nazis. Even people who voted 3rd party and people who supported other democratic candidates.

Unfortunately the religion and politics forum doesn't exist anymore, but your hysterical posts from 2016 existed and still leave a bad taste in my mouth.

Dirty Hipsters:

Saelune:

Dirty Hipsters:

An entire economic upheaval of half the US and a huge expansion of federal power is a bit more significant than you're making it out to be.

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

The rampant rise of white supremacy, the hypocrisy of the so called 'pro-life movement' and the utterly immoral and inhumane views being thrown around are a bit more significant than you're making it out to be.

I recall you calling anyone who didn't vote for Hillary Nazis. Even people who voted 3rd party and people who supported other democratic candidates.

Unfortunately the religion and politics forum doesn't exist anymore, but your hysterical posts from 2016 existed and still leave a bad taste in my mouth.

I am sure you recall me doing lots of things I never did, because I never did that. But thanks for reminding me of the lies and bullshit that continually is thrown at me to discredit me.

That is also a non-sequiter that doesnt relate to what we were talking about and is just meant to attack me rather than refute me.

That people can advocate for child torture on this site without punishment leaves a bad taste in mine.

Understanding trends, patterns, and how they affected society can only really be studied in retrospect as opposed to when where's still in the middle of it. That said.

One of the good parts: Everything related to Marvel Studios, Video games becoming increasingly mainstream, Crowdfunding becoming a thing.

As for the bad, increasing political polarization, social media increasing the vapidness of society, and most importantly...

Dirty Hipsters:
Anti-cooperation.

Because why would you work with people unless you agree on absolutely everything?

Republicans refuse to work with Democrats because of guns and abortions, Democrats refuse to work with other Democrats because they're wearing a slightly different shirt they don't like.

If you have a slightly different opinion than someone else you're "literally Satan" or on this website a "Nazi bigot."

Judging by how the last few posts went, I'm inclined to agree with this.

The '2Ks' gave me the S.T.A.L.K.E.R games, Mighty Boosh, and my wife (she wasn't born then, I just started dating her then). So I'ma call that... a fine decade on a personal level?

As for the teeny-kays, I don't know what to call them...

"The Outraged Years", I guess.

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