What were you ACTUALLY born in the wrong generation for?

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sorry to ping + sorry if i missed anyone who is on about this theme!
you are my inteligentsia <3

i know few of you like this theme, so i pinged you - Education has fallen!

some sentiments i have: https://aesthetics.fandom.com/wiki/User_blog:Doom-gloom-city-pop/Utopistic_Nostalgias
youre a pillar of the road porcs
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I want to do my duty to a legitimate authority, have a faithful wife and kids, and do honest work for honest pay - and I would like to live in a society where this is the norm. Alas.
Thats fascist /s
 
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I want to do my duty to a legitimate authority, have a faithful wife and kids, and do honest work for honest pay - and I would like to live in a society where this is the norm. Alas.
50s but without the bad things
 
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Thats fascist /s
Wir sind des Geyers schwarzer haufen; und wollen mit tyrannen raufen; spiess voran; drauf und dran!
50s but without the bad things
Which '50s haha? I'd rather the 17's much more than the 19's. It's not the technology or the length of the life; it's the meaning within.
 
Wir sind des Geyers schwarzer haufen; und wollen mit tyrannen raufen; spiess voran; drauf und dran!

Which '50s haha? I'd rather the 17's much more than the 19's. It's not the technology or the length of the life; it's the meaning within.
1750s... Before "industrial catastrophe" *accident*?
 
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I want to experience being a self-sufficient adult in a world without smartphones, and I don't care if that's a boring answer.
Everything the smartphone has touched has turned to garbage and nearly everything I dislike about the modern world can be tied into smartphone usage in some way. They're unavoidable. Even if you don't carry one yourself you still have to deal with living in a world where everyone else does. It's still possible to get by without owning one, but every year it seems to become less convenient. As much as I hate them, I own one myself and can't blame anyone else for doing so. They've made themselves necessary. Modern restaurants, banks, schools, parking garages, public transportation, etc. are all designed around the assumption that you have a smartphone. Social interaction, even if you're a grown-up, revolves around the smartphone. You need a messaging app to communicate with anyone. You're expected to have a phone camera on hand to document social events to prove that they happened. You can't even go on a date anymore without submitting a photo gallery of your everyday life beforehand, like you're listing yourself for sale on eBay.
I'm so sick of it all. It's not enough to get rid of my own smartphone, I want to live in a world where smartphones aren't necessary at all and where I don't have to deal with their side effects. That's the one thing I miss the most when I think about life in previous generations.
 
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I want to experience being a self-sufficient adult in a world without smartphones, and I don't care if that's a boring answer.
Everything the smartphone has touched has turned to garbage and nearly everything I dislike about the modern world can be tied into smartphone usage in some way. They're unavoidable. Even if you don't carry one yourself you still have to deal with living in a world where everyone else does. It's still possible to get by without owning one, but every year it seems to become less convenient. As much as I hate them, I own one myself and can't blame anyone else for doing so. They've made themselves necessary. Modern restaurants, banks, schools, parking garages, public transportation, etc. are all designed around the assumption that you have a smartphone. Social interaction, even if you're a grown-up, revolves around the smartphone. You need a messaging app to communicate with anyone. You're expected to have a phone camera on hand to document social events to prove that they happened. You can't even go on a date anymore without submitting a photo gallery of your everyday life beforehand, like you're listing yourself for sale on eBay.
I'm so sick of it all. It's not enough to get rid of my own smartphone, I want to live in a world where smartphones aren't necessary at all and where I don't have to deal with their side effects. That's the one thing I miss the most when I think about life in previous generations.
this is how the peak tech looks like
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edit: also miss when net was "there to topple *patriarchy*/society/hierarchy" or whatnot
 
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I want to experience being a self-sufficient adult in a world without smartphones, and I don't care if that's a boring answer.
Everything the smartphone has touched has turned to garbage and nearly everything I dislike about the modern world can be tied into smartphone usage in some way. They're unavoidable. Even if you don't carry one yourself you still have to deal with living in a world where everyone else does. It's still possible to get by without owning one, but every year it seems to become less convenient. As much as I hate them, I own one myself and can't blame anyone else for doing so. They've made themselves necessary. Modern restaurants, banks, schools, parking garages, public transportation, etc. are all designed around the assumption that you have a smartphone. Social interaction, even if you're a grown-up, revolves around the smartphone. You need a messaging app to communicate with anyone. You're expected to have a phone camera on hand to document social events to prove that they happened. You can't even go on a date anymore without submitting a photo gallery of your everyday life beforehand, like you're listing yourself for sale on eBay.
I'm so sick of it all. It's not enough to get rid of my own smartphone, I want to live in a world where smartphones aren't necessary at all and where I don't have to deal with their side effects. That's the one thing I miss the most when I think about life in previous generations.

but don't you love the CONVENIENCE of going online to download a spyware-ridden, barely functional app written by pajeets in 12 hours for the ability to park your car (after you spend 15 minutes creating an account, of course. Don't forget to opt in to marketing emails!)?

There's nothing inherently wrong with smartphones in concept. When they were originally pitched to us it was as productivity devices, and for things like managing appointments, calendars and event notifications, and communicating, they do a fantastic job. It's just that 99% of what they have been adapted for is junk, and the mindset has changed from productivity tools to fuck-around devices.

This isn't a problem with smartphones, though. It's a human problem. Any society without them will still find plenty of ways to waste time and resources and make their own lives less convenient, smartphones just facilitate this very effectively.
 
There's nothing inherently wrong with smartphones in concept. When they were originally pitched to us it was as productivity devices, and for things like managing appointments, calendars and event notifications, and communicating, they do a fantastic job. It's just that 99% of what they have been adapted for is junk, and the mindset has changed from productivity tools to fuck-around devices.
man, you want that IBM Simon notepad from Mac...
 
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The arrow of time means that each succeeding generation has the privilege and the pain of feeling the beautiful days of the past fade from memory, and the strange new world of the future come into view. It wasn't always this way, but it's been so for a long, long time. Time used to be cyclical, and still is so for the remaining primitive peoples in the Amazon and New Guinea. You did as your parents did, as your grandparents did, each of you finding your way along the same trail. Ever since the world started spinning faster there often is no trail, or newly-hacked deer paths through bushes and over mountains that might or might not lead to a destination you want to reach.

Platitudes aside, I can't say I mind having been born in the 1990s. I was just early enough to have a childhood mostly disconnected from the internet, and late enough that I'm seeing the new world it brings. If there's anything I missed out on, it was being an explorer and mapping out the uncharted.
 

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Well, I'll name just one example. One that is undeniable and one that really feels so close yet forever lost to me.

Having a supercharged muscle car or a hot-rod as a daily driver.

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Quite literally wrong place, wrong time for me. I could've probably still get one were I in US, Sweden, Finland or Australia... and, I guess, overall I still have a very slim chance to immigrate to one of those places, or to build something at least similar to a muscle car here, but it seems like a dream that is very barely reachable. Just feeding a V8 with today's prices on the gasoline seems rather impossible for my wallet. And even a Crown Victoria like on the first picture costs more than my current car, which is a used Ford CC with premium trim. Just get this: Crown Vic from the 90's costs more than a convertible with leather interior and italian design.

And, frankly, at this point I'm almost ready to sell a kidney in order to repait a Ford CC. It's been standing in one place for over a year at this point. The roof malfunctioned and suspension is pretty much in the need of total replacement.

All things considered, life is so much easier now than almost any generation in the past.
Doubt™

It is more comfortable, likely - though even that depends on a place - but easier? Nah. Really not.

And to all the people who talk about education: well, I'm old enough and was lucky to get the education via the old system. I've literally was in "the last year before the new thing!" at least two times, so I've got a good ed. It really didn't help me in my life though... And, well, as for the education getting completely destroyed - my place is totally getting there, so, what can I say...

 
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I'd say I was born a generation or two off. I relate more with Gen X than any other, and think the progress they had back then was more meaningful than now. Not to mention everything from the obscure to mainstream media back then at the very least had effort put into them so they were much more enjoyable. The only thing I'd say I was born in the right generation for was digital security, because back before HTTPS and the many fixes for old code security was a nightmare apparently.
 
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