Petrichor11 · 04/12/2019 20:22
Smart phones and the rise in everything having an app
Streaming tv/films being the norm
Veganism is mainstream
WiFi (I still had to connect my laptop to the router in 2009, I remember because I remember the dog chewing the wire and he was only born in 2009)
caravanette · 04/12/2019 20:25
Petrichor interesting you should say that cos I was a home internet virgin in 2009. I can remember Thursday 20th August 2009 I was so excited-I was late to the party having my first internet installed but from memory it was indeed wifi - no wire connection needed?
mintyroller · 04/12/2019 20:30
Selfies are the done thing now. In 2009 we saw a guy in a museum posing by statues and he stood out for being the only one there doing that. Now everyone's at it. In fact, I remember the first time I saw an image of someone using a crude version of a selfie stick and that must have been after 2010, now they're everywhere as well.
rumandbiscuits · 04/12/2019 20:41
'I can't even'
You can't even what?!?
Drives me mad!
Also irritates me that people speak like 'let's go beach' rather than say 'let's go to the beach'
I find myself cringing a lot at the phrases people say these days. However if I look back at the statuses I wrote 10 years ago then I REALLY cringe!
Dollywilde · 04/12/2019 20:55
Ooh if anyone’s interested, I dug out these articles the other day:
In summary, they got quite a few bits right:
✅ consistently high property prices
✅ a great 'Unforeseen Event of 2015' (one year out)
✅ a political ‘magic grandpa”
✅ BoJo Tory leader
✅ no longer trusting what you see on the internet
✅ electric car charging points everywhere
✅ still no flying cars :(
✅ increasing unacceptability of smoking
✅ stupidly increased booze prices (albeit not quite to £10)
✅ contactless over cash
✅ old people using the Internet of Things
✅ depressed spending
✅ French burqa ban
✅ the dark web
✅ 5 hottest years on record
Petrichor11 · 04/12/2019 20:58
How could I forget contactless? I was a late adopter as my debit card isn’t contactless, but since I got round to setting up Apple Pay I almost never carry cash!
Shops are more accepting of card payments for small amounts as well, probably as contactless speeds up the process so much
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