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

    Yes. If there is a time period you would like to go back, those options exist. Stone Age? Sell everything you own, buy a one way ticket to Africa, and go. Live with a tribe. Middle Ages? Mad rica again, but pick a country with a lot of civil unrest. Try a diamond producing country. Industrial revolution? Move to India. Post revolution? Try China. Want the 50s? For the US, anyway? Go to Germany.


    We have AC, plenty of food, and fast cars. I'm happy.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    To be honest


    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
    I am more interested in how the car feels to drive and to look at. I had the '05 Mustang GT and while it was a nice car I don't see it as a collectible or a car I would want to have for an extended period of time.

    I am more of a Cadillac guy than a muscle car guy. There is nothing like driving a '60s Cadillac on the highway blowing everybody off the road.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck View Post
    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.



    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:

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    If you like cars that all look alike and drive alike, then yeah the 2000s are great cars.

    There is nothing special about any new car on the market, nor will they be around in 20 years.

    I like the 1973 Chevys. That year stands out to me for a few reasons.

    The new cars are meant to be disposed of after a certain period of time and that is exactly what will happen.

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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), but 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.
    Probably. I like having access to modern technology from air travel to toilet paper to air-conditioning.
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Probably. I like having access to modern technology from air travel to toilet paper to air-conditioning.
    You may have changed my mind with the mention of TP.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    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.
    A lot of what you cite can be dealt with by each individual in 2013. Don't use a PC or get some sort of glare filter. Eat organic food. Bank at a credit union. Listen to oldies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I am more interested in how the car feels to drive and to look at. I had the '05 Mustang GT and while it was a nice car I don't see it as a collectible or a car I would want to have for an extended period of time.

    I am more of a Cadillac guy than a muscle car guy. There is nothing like driving a '60s Cadillac on the highway blowing everybody off the road.
    Except for driving a 600 hp MB AMG S65
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    Re: Is this the best time (overall) to be alive in human history?

    yes it is the best time to be alive... at least when you are ready to die you do not have to suffer....also I like my electronic toys... cant beat that!!!! now the people that are trying there best to break the American dollar they miss the slavery days when they could do what they want with another human...and I mean anything they want like women and children girls and boys... we know who you are.......

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Except for driving a 600 hp MB AMG S65
    MY friend just got rid of his E63 not long ago. It was a nice car, but he had to be worried about being killed for it.

    Also how many of those fancy systems will be working in 20 years? Who is going to fix them?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You may have changed my mind with the mention of TP.
    I think the common practice back in the day was wipe with a corn cob or a rag everybody in the family shared. No deodorant. No hot running water. No toothpaste. People probably wore dirty clothes a lot because laundry was REALLY a chore. Feminine hygiene products are relatively new. The zoo probably smelled great compared to people.
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