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Just read an article that said,

"All told, though, a decisive 67% of respondents agreed that, if given the choice, they would prefer the world as it used to be, versus only 33% who seem to think things are perfectly fine the way they are."

The time indicated was pre Internet.  What stood out in the numbers, was the only group that were adults in that era (us being over 55) were the least likely to want to return to that life style.  

Totally blew my model of the world!

https://www.fastcompany.com/90909279/gen-xers-and-older-millennials-really-just-want-to-go-back-in-time-to-before-the-internet-existed

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Posted by: @inq

Just read an article that said,

"All told, though, a decisive 67% of respondents agreed that, if given the choice, they would prefer the world as it used to be, versus only 33% who seem to think things are perfectly fine the way they are."

The time indicated was pre Internet.  What stood out in the numbers, was the only group that were adults in that era (us being over 55) were the least likely to want to return to that life style.  

Totally blew my model of the world!

https://www.fastcompany.com/90909279/gen-xers-and-older-millennials-really-just-want-to-go-back-in-time-to-before-the-internet-existed

Do they mean returning to house prices that were 2 to 3 times annual income, 6% mortgages for life, and 3% savings interest?

Without the internet, people actually had to meet and talk to other people. The powers that be do NOT want that, we might figure out how we are being used and abused. Reading 2 or more newspapers of different political leaning might mean we are informed and that is NOT what the overlords want.

 

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@zander,

I think there are many un-defined conditions like you indicate in the study that were not discussed, but it seemed to indicate that the biggest issue was with social media and how it divides people. 

Again... the 55+ age group had the least problem with that.  But... that could be because, we've already made out deepest relationships the hard way and the younger age groups haven't figured how to do it through there fingers and iPhone.

I learned social interactions by trial and error... if I said the wrong thing to a bigger guy, I got beat up.  If I said the right thing to a pretty girl, I got at least kissed.  Carrot / Stick, caveman style! 😆 

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Posted by: @inq

Just read an article that said,

"All told, though, a decisive 67% of respondents agreed that, if given the choice, they would prefer the world as it used to be, versus only 33% who seem to think things are perfectly fine the way they are."

Nostalgia's not what it used to be 🙂

 

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Posted by: @will

Nostalgia's not what it used to be 🙂 

Yeah... it sounds like the majority are overly nostalgic for something they never experienced originally.  

Go figure.

 

3 lines of code = InqPortal = Complete IoT, App, Web Server w/ GUI Admin Client, WiFi Manager, Drag & Drop File Manager, OTA, Performance Metrics, Web Socket Comms, Easy App API, All running on ESP8266...
Even usable on ESP-01S - Quickest Start Guide


   
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