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Thought I had responded to this lol but yes I see where you're coming from. Before our province got shutdown again, I was talking with my grandma who is 80 (born in 1940) and how much she has seen over the course of her life. Citing Billy Joel's song, she has essentially experienced everything from the end of WWII, the invention of the microwave, Disney, rise of Red China/Soviet, Elvis, the Polio Vaccine, JFK, Vietnam, moon landing, Civil Rights Movement (she was in disbelief this still goes on today), invention of the TV, evolution of landline phones, The Beatles, Charter of Rights & Freedoms establishment here in Canada, etc. all before I was even alive lol and that's not getting to the stuff we've seen with people my grandma's age over the last 20-30 years.Agree in general, but I'm not so sure about the bolded part. I think there was a lot of technological change from say 1950 to 1980, but like you, in order to check from a solid source, and not just the internet I'd have to ask one of my grandparents or some older member here. Obviously our parents born in the 60's and 70's have seen huge changes though. Bigger than any we're likely to see IMO. The internet boom being the biggest one, along with the advent of the smartphone.
And having said that I actually wonder what types of changes we're likely to see (or have already seen) in the next 20-30 years. Some really new things have taken off even in the last 5 years or so like live streaming, but I'm not convinced our generation will see anything truly groundbreaking like our parents did. I wonder often about how much farther technology can actually go, or what the world will look like in 100 years or 1000 when we're all passed on. Not meaning to be morbid, but I do think about that often.
In terms of what we'll be seeing, I guess Artificial Intelligence is going to be the big one, along with electric cars and maybe space exploration (shoutout Elon Musk). We are a bit fortunate to be born into a world that is already so established and everything is at our front door (figuratively) in comparison to our parents and grandparents who's world as kids is a total 180 to now in most ways.