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    the best time will when we start genetiically modifying peoples brains and A.I start advancing us at silly rates, give it say 20 years. We will advance to a level where we can do pretty much anything. Energy sources unlimited, huge population of say 7-8 billion all educated, the world more united. Even stuff like micro chips in your brain to dload information into it. IMO we're on the brink of advancing super mega quick, by the time we die the world will be totally and utterly different. Biggest leap ever. I think our rate of advancment is only going to get quicker and quicker, genetically modifying and A.I is the key, along with a better energy source, we're close on all 3 of those fronts.


    So yes exciting, but living in a 100 years in the future would of been better and easier, less work and more fun. Robots and computers will do everything for us. Hopefully religion pretty much a laughable thing of the past, space exploration the biggest goal and i don't see time travel etc as unthinkable and will be the biggest achievement ever and will make anything possible.
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    Nothing like a bit of optimism in the middle of a recession.
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    Yes the age of fast food and the celebrity is truly unrivalled. Lets just brush to one side the hardest part of any advancement...the beginning. Lets forget the close social circles and family life. Let us forget the age where education meant something more than gaining three A*.

    Yes, we are truly blessed. How lucky we are to be able to achieve such selfish and greedy ways. Let us marvel at how fast we can blow stuff up and kill people...and then forget it happened. Let us thank the creators of the digital world so that for many people going out and interacting with people can be once a week event.
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    Living in the recession is not "exciting", especially for my family right now.
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    Definitely good, with all the medicine developments, many of us would've died in the past without these.
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    In terms of technology and technological change, you could be on to something.
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    Undoubtedly and undeniable in terms of humanity as a whole the 20th century was probably the most 'exciting'. I'm sorry, those who say otherwise are imo frankly wrong. Almost everything we take today for granted was inveted in the 20th century. The world pre 1900 was vastly, almost impossibly different to the world today. Technology advances in those 100 years were huge.

    However, whether that affects of defines whether our individual lives are 'exciting' or not is another issue.
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    Hooray for the 21st century.
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    People born after the war have had it the best. Yes economically the '50s were tough, but imagine all the advances in music/film/television and personal wealth they must have seen! I would have loved to have been born in the late thirties/forties. The threat hanging over their heads was nuculear war, and to an extent, it still hangs over us. But we, and everybody born after us, surely must fear the impending natural and ecological doom waiting for the lot of us - severe climate change.
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    We live in a terrific age . So much freedom!
    Much better than being a match-girl in Victorian times, or a peasant in the Middle Ages ...
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    20th Century (1900's y'all) was probably one of the most 'exciting' (loathed to use that word) centuries in all human history. Kicking the whole shabang off with a World War, followed immediately by the Spanish Flu and the great depression, lead once again into another World War, and then immediately into the Cold war, which had it's own little wars (Korean, Vietnam). The century then rounds off with the fall of the great socialist experiment, and the first gulf war.

    Of course, that was by NO MEANS comprehensive, but in terms of scale, the 20th century really stepped things up - both good and bad. The 21st Century, so far, is questionable. Technological progress is ticking along at an amazing speed, but with increasing enviornmental concerns, being innovative in it's approach to technology to help curb climate change is taking center stage as one of the big new tasks facing humanity. Of course, we still have many problems from last century which we need to work towards rectifying. Nuclear weapons, wealth differentials between countries, corrupt regimes, etc.
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    I think the Romans or Egyptians were better off (if you weren't a slave)
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    can't compare

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    1920's new york FTW
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    Not really, we are living in the end times.
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    (Original post by MelonFace)
    You probably need to look up a little more history :cute:, there have been some pretty cool times on the past. I.e, when the British empire was awesome, and 'knowing' that the world was flat mustv'e been fun
    Wahay ignorance.
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    We've seen more people killed than ever before in warfare which took place throughout the whole world,
    Didn't the Chinese have a curse, 'may you live in interesting times'?
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    In 100 years time we shall look archaic compared to those in living.
    Just as those who lived 100 years ago looks archaic to us.
    For the record, I would much rather be living in ancient Greece and studying under Aristotle/Socrates etc than living in today with our MTV culture.
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    Dunno about that. I think Renaissance Italy was a pretty exciting time to be alive, and Elizabethan/Stuart England when Shakespeare/Malowe/Spenser/Jonson/Kydd etc. were alive and writing, and Drake and Raleigh and other explorers were discovering new worlds. And then in the 17th and 18th centuries, with even more new worlds being discovered, and the Enlightenment happening. That must have been an exciting time to be alive.

    Lol at the person who said that everything important nowadays was invented in the 20th century. They need to read some history, have they forgotten about the Industrial Revolution? The 19th century was a time of particularly rapid technological envancement - plus what about everything invented by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and by the ancient/medieval Chinese and Arabs? And then there's the other little medieval/Renaissance/early modern inventions like the printing press, spectacles, clocks, the compass, the prototype flushing toilet, the telescope and the microscope...
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    I think it will be more exciting if we discovered alien life or something. That would just blow my tiny mind!
 
 
 
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