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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Any time of being alive is preferable to the before and after alternative. Enjoy it while you can!
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    In my opinion, this is the best time to be alive in human history, on an overall level. Obviously if you look at specific people or countries, you can say it's worse now (such as comparing Syria now to Syria 5 years ago), b
    ut on a global scale this is the best year ever. This video made by the BBC statistically demonstrates this:

    Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four - YouTube


    Basically, never before have so many people had such a long lifespan and such a high standard of living. The income figures shown are in real terms, meaning they adjust for inflation. The reason I am making this a poll is because there seems to be a fallacy (in my opinion) that a lot of people have today that life was somehow better back in the '50s and '60s. People have this illusion of a golden era. I say it's just nostalgia goggles, and that we humans are much much better off than ever before.



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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    I wouldn't say that the best time to be alive is right now, in this particular year ,but certainly it is in this time-frame of the past, say, 15 years. So the past generation or less than a generation is the best time to be alive. And 20 years from now ,the best time to be alive will be from the then and the past generation.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I think the cars sucked before 1940 and definately after 1973.

    1973 was the last real car.

    The governemtn started getting involved and forced the car companies to make crappy cars.

    For example the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado with the 500 CI engine put out 375 horsepower.

    The same 500 CU engine in the 1975 model put out 195 I believe. The 195 can't power that huge car but the government forced car companies to improve fuel economy so that is what we got.
    HUH??? WTF??? Are you insane?

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Depends on where you are in your own personal life cycle. If you're young and getting laid for the first time - you betcha!

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Late 50s early 60s you didn't have to worry about being mugged or raped or abducted as a child.
    It's actually safer now. The only reason why it seems differently because we sensationalize and broadcast every incident we can. Most people lived unaware of the danger then. But now, we hyperfocus on it. This country is actually really really safe.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    HUH??? WTF??? Are you insane?

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    I amnot insane at all.

    The picture you show is of a modified car, that was modified in the '80s or later.

    We are talking about being back in the time and what the cars were like at that time, not modified versions of those cars later, but a HEMI powered 1963 Plymouth would kick the crap out of that car every day and twice on Sunday.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's actually safer now. The only reason why it seems differently because we sensationalize and broadcast every incident we can. Most people lived unaware of the danger then. But now, we hyperfocus on it. This country is actually really really safe.
    That is a very good point.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I amnot insane at all.

    The picture you show is of a modified car, that was modified in the '80s or later.

    We are talking about being back in the time and what the cars were like at that time, not modified versions of those cars later, but a HEMI powered 1963 Plymouth would kick the crap out of that car every day and twice on Sunday.
    Restored not modified and those old cars were very cool.

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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's actually safer now. The only reason why it seems differently because we sensationalize and broadcast every incident we can. Most people lived unaware of the danger then. But now, we hyperfocus on it. This country is actually really really safe.
    In no way is it safer now than in the 50s.

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