Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > History
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 07-02-2013, 06:29 PM
 
2,096 posts, read 4,774,882 times
Reputation: 1272

Advertisements

I would probably say the 90s for the West and the 00s for the rest of the world. Overall the biggest change is definitely electrification which started in the late 19th century but it's been an ongoing process that still isn't complete and took quite a few decades even in western countries.

 
Old 07-02-2013, 08:32 PM
 
3,697 posts, read 4,995,867 times
Reputation: 2075
While electrification does bring major changes you also need the appliances and items to use it and so that change was slow(i.e. Most people don't have fridges till the 50ies or microwaves till the 80ies!). All decades see major changes and right now I would say this decade is creating major changes and this decade is bringing changes that if you asked me in 1988 that I would not predict coming.

Newspapers, Mail delivery, Physical data storage like books, music, movies and TV are all feeling its impact. Land line phones the mainstay since the 19th century again feeling its impact. Smart phones with GPS are hurting the sale of items invented just in the 90ies digital cameras, GPS devices, and MP3 players. Tablets and Smart phones cutting into PC sales.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 04:48 PM
 
2,096 posts, read 4,774,882 times
Reputation: 1272
I'd say the past 20 years have seen very rapid technological changes and before that it was relatively slow. Much faster cultural changes before the mid-1990s, though. Pop culture has hardly changed at all since I was 5 years old (23 now).
 
Old 04-09-2014, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
11,653 posts, read 12,947,993 times
Reputation: 6381
The 2000s and now (2010s are a good contender too).

I mean look at HDTV, blu rays, smartphones, PS3 and 4/Xbox 360, Windows 7/8...just so many stuff coming out left & right...

In the 90s we had standard mobile phones, video game consoles and a TV.

Hell, these days we're having smart refrigerators and smart TVs.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Russia, Penza
84 posts, read 87,543 times
Reputation: 118
It's difficult to tell about the whole life. For example, computers. In 1990s the abilities of them were increasing quickly. Speed of calculation doubled every other year. OS Windows appeared in the middle of the decade. At the end of 1990s we have got advanced 3d games.

And I can't say that in 2000s and 2010s computers' development is as quick as it was 15-20 years ago.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 09:37 AM
 
3,445 posts, read 6,064,674 times
Reputation: 6133
For a history forum, it surprises me that so many are so focused on computers and recent gadgets..

Go back to the 1890s to to early 1900...

Automobiles
Airplanes
Electric lighting and appliances
Wireless Radio
X-rays
and probably much more...
 
Old 04-09-2014, 06:13 PM
 
56 posts, read 178,898 times
Reputation: 39
90s, from the internet-less and brick phoned 1990 to the internet and semi-big/chunky phones of 1999.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 09:25 AM
 
854 posts, read 1,482,029 times
Reputation: 1003
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow Walker View Post
90s, from the internet-less and brick phoned 1990 to the internet and semi-big/chunky phones of 1999.
I agree. In some ways 1990 technology is closer to the technology of the 50s than to the technology of the early 2000s.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
39,868 posts, read 26,495,821 times
Reputation: 25766
Quote:
Originally Posted by belmont22 View Post
I would probably say the 90s for the West and the 00s for the rest of the world. Overall the biggest change is definitely electrification which started in the late 19th century but it's been an ongoing process that still isn't complete and took quite a few decades even in western countries.
I'd have to say about 1910-1920. Electrification was underway, automobile production had gotten underway in significant volume, airplanes were becoming more common, industrialization was increasing. It would have been a pretty amazing time to be alive. Can you imagine the changes people living in these times saw? From the horse and buggy era and candles to putting a man on the moon in a lifetime? Things have been pretty stagnant since the mid-late 70s, with minor tweaks and improvements to technology developed during previous times.
 
Old 04-10-2014, 03:40 PM
 
56 posts, read 178,898 times
Reputation: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by spicymeatball View Post
I agree. In some ways 1990 technology is closer to the technology of the 50s than to the technology of the early 2000s.
1990 is older than the Big Bang.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > History

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top