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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Well it's what Bonnie and Clyde drove! C'mon just admit it, those old cars had extreme class, don't make me put you on ignore.
    Yes the cars were very classy. Most of them have been over modified so as to not be even a small percentage of what they were.

    I love the Cadillacs from the 30s but I would never buy one.

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

    Today:

    1. There are few diseases today that can't be cured or stabilized.
    2. I can fly anywhere in the world and within a day be reunited with family I haven't seen in years.
    3. I'm capable of purchasing fruits from 10,000 miles away after a 5 minute drive to the market.
    4. My cellphone can make a call to somebody on a different continent.
    5. I don't have to worry about dying from scurvy.
    6. My car keeps me within a 10 minute drive from a doctor.
    7. If I take care of myself and eat well, my health expectancy is in the 80s.

    120 years ago:

    1. I could die from syphilis.
    2. Move to another continent? Never speak to family members again.
    3. Die from there not being enough potatoes.
    4. Wrote a letter to somebody in a different continent? Lolz. Pray it gets there.
    5. Not enough vitamin C? Hahaha. Yer ****ed.
    6. Live 20 miles from a doctor? Hope he gets there in time.
    7. Life expectancy? Take the 20 above and multiply it by 2 - then hope you live that long.

    10,000 years ago.

    1. Die from arrow to the leg.
    2. Lost family 20 miles ago? Hunt new family.
    3. Can't find enough rats to survive.
    4. Communication? Axe down people for berries.
    5. Die from it being too cold.
    6. Doctor? Try shaman with funny looking bird on his head.
    7. Life expectancy? Multiply this number on this list by 3 and consider yourself lucky.

    You can't even begin to compare the quality of life enjoyed by humans today to that enjoyed by humans just 120 years ago. Hell, even the 50s sucked for most people. They just refuse to acknowledge it.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Yes the cars were very classy. Most of them have been over modified so as to not be even a small percentage of what they were.

    I love the Cadillacs from the 30s but I would never buy one.
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    The muscle cars of the 60-70s are not all that fast in comparison to todays cars. The Mustang GT of today is fast then all but the most limited edition race prepped mustangs of the 60s. The Honda Accord V6 is faster then all but the highest performance models of the muscle cars. Not to mention it is safer, more comfortable and gets better milage
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Absolutely the best time in human history... life spans are long, no slavery, access to education, child birth is routine and women don't die like they used to, health care, womens rights, employment conditions, travel, vacations, technology, freedoms of speech, assembly, press and petition are HUGE, voting... the list is almost endless as to why today is better than the rest of human history.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    In no way is it safer now than in the 50s.
    Statistically speaking, it is absolutely safer today than it was in the past. Unfortunately, the proliferation of bad stories in the news has contributed to the overwhelmingly negative perception of safety in the year of 2013.

    It's just like alcohol incidents in the Coast Guard, when I first got in underway communication was limited and so we kept with the mantra "What happens underway, stays underway."

    By the time my enlistment was up, every single incident made it's way up the chain to PAC AREA and new rules were handed down.

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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 1980's and 1990's were definitely bad years for automobiles, but starting in the early 200's things definitely started to improve.

    I did however enjoy my 1973 Chevy custom pickup. Her name was Gloria.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    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.
    I agree that government regulations provided us with some sub-par vehicles, but auto makers have definitely come around and even excelled at making super fast/ safe vehicles.

    Tesla currently being at the front of this race:

    Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?-tesla-model-s-hertz-jpg

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

    I voted No. Because it isn't the kind of world I like how things are.

    Nonetheless, that is why I'm alive. To save the world from the evils that ruin it.

    I'm unhappy with how many people condemn Christianity, and freedom. Good things like that. If you are good you get labeled crazy. If you are evil you can get glorified as being entertaining. It's wrong.

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

    Many of us say best music from 64-74..
    Best time to live--When you live.
    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Late 50s early 60s had the best music that's for sure and you didn't have to worry about being mugged or raped or abducted as a child.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Today sucks!

    The PC is killing my eyes (so as I am seriously considering getting rid of it), food is full of **** (additives, preservatives, E101, GMO, etc), bankers gone wild, crime, people are unhappy... I'd take the 50's any time.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    At 59-YO, I also think of tech, every day..
    I hope to see fusion on line and then used to propel spacecraft..
    Eliminate garbage with Mandatory recyling--energy from biomass as well as future new jobs, at higher tech..
    In 100 years, I can see us unloading landfills with those folks cursing the 20th century.
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    It is for me. This is when I was meant to be alive, though since I was a kid I felt like tech is dragging behind what I need.
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