Monday, 15 September 2014

2015: back to the future

2015 was the ‘future’ to which Marty McFly went in the movie series, ‘Back to the Future’.

There were hover-boards, self-drying and self-adjusting jackets and flying cars with fly-ways lit by hovering lights. And of course, there were video-phones. In fact, this seems to be the only 'prediction' to have actually come to pass.

What do you think have been the biggest changes in society and culture since 1985?

I’m interested because in many ways, as we return to Australia next year, we will be going ‘back to the future’. It’s only been ten years, not thirty, but in many ways life in Australia has changed, and those changes have passed us by.

And so, what do you think have been big changes in Australian society and culture (for better or for worse) in the last ten years, since 2005?

I would be really interested to hear your ideas!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Greater obsession for money. You will certainly notice the materialism.

But, on the other hand, you will notice a lot more people riding bikes in the city.

Television dominated by reality shows

Treatment of refugees has become worse

Roads going into Sydney are clogged up but the railways are running better, albeit overcrowded

Complete head in the sand regarding global warming. Property developers have far too much influence as indicated by the corruption revealed in ICAC.

I'll send you some more when I think of them.