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When I look at these images I am struck with deep longing for a time I don't remember. There's so much hope and positivity in these mementos, but being on the other side fills me with heartbreak. All in all, these are neat images of a time when we believed we would use technology for the best of mankind. Shame. So much shame.
 

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Y2K South Korea had some interesting visions of the future

View: https://youtu.be/_rkjUKrSoyU
yea if i remember correctly the millennial aesthetic was apocalyptic. lots of people spreading fear about the end of the world because IT systems needed their clocks synched, so people who didn't know how the tech worked were whipped into a frenzy about society collapsing. same ol' song and dance as covid, ww3, what have you.
(I was too young to experience any of this tho; my knowledge is retrospect.)


edit: also think of the music video for 2Pac's California love, very Mad Max.
 
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I find it so funny that for the last recent years, whenever i go to a party, we always end up dancing on the same Y2K songs. Most of them have this kind of energy that you can't find anymore in today's music. They just aged really well.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3l7fgvrEKM


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6120QOlsfU


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymNFyxvIdaM

The trance and hard trance scene was just something else during the late 90s/early 00s! Songs were either very uplifting or dark and moody (but not to the nihilistic extent like we hear in contemporary pop songs). I don't know exactly what spurred this culture of extremely emotional and cathartic songs (thank you JP-8080 and Access Virus); maybe it was the optimism towards technology starting to advance at a rapid rate and its implications on how it could benefit society, who knows?

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ann13JdyWmc

I like the late 90's Y2K minimalism esque idea.

Man this track captures that late 90s/early 00s feeling perfectly!
 
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