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Old 12-22-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The decade is coming to an end, here are the 50 things that changed our lives in the 00's:

50 Things That Changed Our Lives In The '00s - Entertainment News Story - WESH Orlando (http://www.wesh.com/entertainment/22030182/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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its amazing how things have changed in only 10 years, and even crazier is that many of us never even noticed these changes. I would say the biggies are cell/smart phones. Digital Cameras. iPods (all of which are turning into one device).

WiFi/Connectivity

Digital TV / Large Screens

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Old 12-22-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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hrrm... most or a lot of that sounds like 90s stuff or even earlier to me.. can't say i really use any of the other stuff... guess its going at a fairly untech savvy crowd...

airports are more of a hassle now though for sure.

blog..90s
cable..80s
digital camera ..90s
cell phones...80s
going green umm 70s.
gps 90s..
fat? ummm that was 80/s90s ... 00's were about the low carbs
ipods (mp3) 90s..
netflix 90s
starbucks 90s
tv screens 80s
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Didn't change my life all that much.

I'm male so I could care less about Uggs or all the women fashions on that list. I could care less about fashion in general.

I'm not into technology. An internet forum here or there......but I've never used an iphone or blackberry or an app or twitter or any of that stuff. Don't even use a cell phone for anything other than talking, and that rarely.

I also have never had a cup of coffee in my life and never intend to. A glass of Florida orange juice is a much healthier way to start the day than guzzling coffee. So I could care less about Starbucks.

I use maps, not Gps. I cannot comprehend how stupid the person mentioned in the article was who missed the destination by 400 miles because he misspelled something in the GPS.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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Honestly, this decade has only made life worse.

Cheers to a proper send-off of the DECADE FROM HELL!!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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The thing is, this decade doesn't really have an identity. It's really just an offshoot of the late 1990s, only with slightly better technology.

One day, I'm gonna look back and say "The '00s were so...bland".
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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-WiFi is very useful and convinient.
-The GPS is a priority for many now.
-The Ipod definitely took the world by storm.

Basically, this decade was the decade of high tech "upgrades"

Oh, and the forever life changing,
~September 11th 2001
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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The best thing to come out of this decade was Gladiator, in my opinion.

Everything else sucked.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Honestly, this decade has only made life worse.

Cheers to a proper send-off of the DECADE FROM HELL!!!!!!
The people seem to agree.

Public Looks Back at Worst Decade in 50 Years - Pew Research Center

Still this decade did see some improvements. I believe India has much less poverty than it did in 2000. Indonesia is freer and more developed than in 2000. There was the completion of the Human Genome Project, Roomba, the discovery of most of the "Super-Earths", and a sharp decline in measles-related deaths. (From an estimated 873,000 in 1999 to an estimated 164,000 in 2008)
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The people seem to agree.

Public Looks Back at Worst Decade in 50 Years - Pew Research Center

Still this decade did see some improvements. I believe India has much less poverty than it did in 2000. Indonesia is freer and more developed than in 2000. There was the completion of the Human Genome Project, Roomba, the discovery of most of the "Super-Earths", and a sharp decline in measles-related deaths. (From an estimated 873,000 in 1999 to an estimated 164,000 in 2008)
Of course they do.

All those jobs outsourced from the US went to India.
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