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Culture Plateau?


  11:30:51 pm, by Nimble   , 204 words  
Categories: Distractions, Thoughts, People

Culture Plateau?

Looking back at movies from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's, and then comparing the 90's with today, it occurs to me that despite the "ever increasing pace of change", we really seem to be... stabilizing.

Beauty, clothing and music technology has been developed to the point that it seems like everything is coming down to plain old individual choice in any of those axes. You can dye your hair pretty much any colour you want - and you can make it look bad or good. You can make pretty much any song or sound you want; it's just a matter of practice. You can have pretty much any hairstyle you want - whatever looks good (or not good) - you don't have to have seas of big perms or beehives at all.

You can make movies that look like anything, given the budget. There's not much in the way of new territory to explore, just more interesting or bad stories to tell.

The naughties (00's) seem to be pretty much just like the 90's so far. I don't think there's any big reason to expect the 10's to be a whole lot different either.

Something could make it different, though. I wonder what it would be?

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