Forums - General Discussion - Have you shaped this decades identity in your mind yet?

I can't seem to conjure an identity for it quite yet, it was 2011 before the 00's came together in my mind but even in 2008/09 I was aware of the general feel of the decade. Is this a product of age and something we loose as we grow older or have you been able to compress the decade in your mind?

It's easy to point out the obvious if we allow for bleed from the 00's like the decade of Smart phones, drones and memes and that sort of stuff but that doesn't quite fit, perhaps we've started moving so fast that things won't fit anymore.

Things are crazy mixed up now and cultures have split into subcultures and those are split again with different stylings, there is a new air to tech every 18 to 24 months as it seems to be resigned with only Tv's ever staying black and defined, cars have branched out into taking designs from previous decades while modernising them and not much has really changed dramatically since the late 00's. A lot seems to be recycling of the past and mashing it up.

I feel we are just on the cusp of a cyberpunk asthetic where most everything is mismatched and the defining characteristic is the shear mismashing of it all but we haven't quite reached it yet. Not all decades have an in your face identity and some have bleed but the this decade is particularly hard to pin, the only thing that pops right out is outrage culture, Twitter and politcal corectness taken to total lunacy levels and that's not really representative of the world as a whole. 

It's easier to identify smaller nations this decade like India which feels like they've entered a modern looking 80's and Korea the same with a dash of happy cyber punk. Anyway, I'm rambilling, what's your take on this decades identity?



 

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Hm I don't know, I will be 23 this year so I practically only really experienced 2 decades.

the most important events this decade probably were Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the refugee crisis in 15/16. Important long term developments were the rise of far right parties and the strong increase of momentum for the environment movement.



I was born in 1981. I have a very clear image in my mind of the identities of the 80s and 90s (and the 70s and earlier decades, I just didn't experience them). The 00s and 10s, not so much. They both blend and have no real standout features (music, clothing trends, etc.) to me.



Yes, to me the 90's were the decade of The Simpsons and X-Files, the 00's was the decade of 24 and LOST and 10's is the decade of Game of Thrones



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Laziness. If a robot or program can do it, this decade would like to Netflix and chill.



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This past decade is the decade of social media. It wasn't terribly prevalent before this decade, and I think people are getting somewhat sick of it and its influence.





Decade of everyone wants to sell you streaming services instead of classic stuff



The decade of representation.

I still prefer to think in my old decade.



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