Sunday, February 19, 2006

When will the next major culutural revolution occur in North America?

Now, I'm no culture expert, but in my opinion, the last major cultural change in North America occurred in the 60's. The 60's were a time of great change-- rock'n'roll rocked, so to speak, and the overall mass media was becoming much stronger, the people opposed their government's involvement in various wars, and the first electronic calculator saw the beginnings of the digital age.

Man, I hope the next cultural revolution occurs soon, or is beginning to occur, because that's a great time to be. The music gets much better, afterall :)

Just finished watching the movie, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"; it's funny, but also very psycadelic (as the main characters are always intoxicated by numerous drugs); it messes with your head a bit, indeed, that's the tag line of the movie.


At 7:09 p.m., Blogger Zutroy said...

You do realise the explosion of the internet into homes around the world was a major cultural shift right? :P

At 8:45 a.m., Blogger Medieval said...

Yeah, I guess that would be a big one ;)

Catch me on a technicality.. sheesh :)

At 5:33 p.m., Blogger James said...

I wonder if there needs to be some sort of massive problem in the world first (not that the world is perfect right now by any stretch).

Think about the '60s...the lifestyle was lead by young people who grew up during WWII. Once they were old enough to have some sway in society, this is the direction they took things.

Now I don't really see a major revolution coming out of our generation. I think our boy zutroy here hit the nail on the head. We're at the tail end of the generation that will be credited with making the internet mainstream. I think that will be the legacy we leave. As far as the next major cultural shift, just think of it this way: the more we bugger things up now, the bigger the change our children will experience. :)

At 7:17 p.m., Blogger Medieval said...

So fuck things up as much as possible?

That couldn't be too hard, could it?:)

At 7:37 p.m., Blogger Medieval said...

Now I remember why I didn't consider the internet a major cultural change, even though it is.

That's because in some ways, the internet is a bad cultural change: people get more used to getting away with things they wouldn't otherwise, become anti-social, etc. Ten years from now, we may very well have some adults who can barely communicate with conventional methods, only the internet! :)

At 7:52 p.m., Blogger James said...

There are too many people now who are devoid of communication skills. And you're right, the internet is only making it worse.

At 7:33 p.m., Blogger Sara said...

I dunno, I have to disagree...

I think the people with poor social skills use the internet to become anti-social, where the normal people with communication skills use the internet as an aid to socialization...

MSN messenger has almost made the telephone obsolete, and no need for long distance bills. You can go online and find out what's going on this weekend in your neck of the woods, unlike back in the day when maybe you wouldn't have known before... that's what's great about the internet... those who are prone to being social people use it to become more social, and those prone to being anti-social use it to sit around playing videogames in their mothers basement until they're 50.

The internet has made it possible for even the king of the nerdlingers to find a date on Lavalife!!! However I'd bet you all my life savings that there are still those gino boys picking up in Windsor bars, and there are still those little hotshot grade 12 boys trying hard to pick up grade 9s... The internet is definitely a tool used by the social to help be more social.


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