4 Nov 2016

Cultural changes

Both my father and my mother-in-law died in 1987. I often wonder what they would have made of the world now.

They died before the end of communism in the USSR, the common use of mobile phones and the internet. Terms like "surfing the net" and "Google it" would mean nothing to them. They would be bemused by people walking the streets with things in their hands and apparently tapping them or talking into them! Smart phones were a long way in the future, as were laptops and tablets.

I wonder what other cultural changes have taken place since 1987? I am sure they would be puzzled by life today.  It makes one wonder how life will change in the next 30 years. By the end of the century the changes could be mind-boggling.

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