The world changes pretty quickly, especially these days. It wasn’t always this way though. The rate of change is much faster than it used to be. This is partly due to numerous factors. Ever since the renaissance there has been a relatively rapid pace of cultural and technological advancements. It was only accelerated by things like the Industrial Revolution and now the Digital Revolution. We went from stabbing each other with bayonets to walking on the moon in less than a century. The pace of advancement is somewhat startling. Never has a successive generation lived in such a different world from their parents. And this is the source of our list today.
The 20th century feels like just yesterday (depending on who you are). However, the world is phenomenally different than it used to be. The internet has really taken hold of society. Smart phones are everywhere. Our jobs are far more digitalized. TV is no longer as big of a thing. Pluto isn’t actually a planet. And dinosaurs are still around! What on Earth? This isn’t the world we were born into. But hey, that’s the way it is. These are 25 Unbelievable And Shocking Facts About The World Today!
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You don't go to the library to read the books; you go there to use the computers
Pluto isn't a planet.
Robots can take your job.
Being able to write cursive doesn't matter.
Take that English teacher!
Watching home videos of other peoples' cats is an acceptable use of time.
Physical objects can be printed on a printer.
Nicolas Cage turned out to be a big flop.
People can work for a large company from home.
Donald Trump has an actual chance at being president.
Star Wars is a Disney movie.
The Simpsons are still on TV.
Your parents were able to just walk into the terminal and wave you off without a ticket or anything.
It's normal for adults to play videogames.
Those darn kids….they grew up.
Marijuana is legal (in some places).
There are terrorist groups that terrorize terrorist groups.
ISIS vs al Qaeda
Birds are more closely related to the T-Rex than the T-Rex is to the stegasaurus.
Instead of taking a taxi, you can just jump into a stranger's car whenever you want (Uber).
You still have to pay though.
In most places, you're not allowed to smoke indoors.
It is normal to meet your spouse on the internet.
Of course, the fact that there even is an internet would probably qualify as well.
Cars drive themselves.
The government really is listening to your phone calls; it's not just a conspiracy theory.
In some places, spanking your children is illegal.
The food pyramid no longer consists primarily of grains. And it's not even a pyramid; it's a plate.
Paying 3 dollars per gallon for gas is a good deal.
It used to be one dollar.
You will always have a calculator in your pocket.
Take that math teacher!