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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    All the consumer products have become better, yayyyyyy!
    Not so sure about appliances. Yes, maybe they have more features, but something like a fridge hasn't really come too far if you ask me and it doesn't really seem like they're any more reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzi View Post
    I feel like there was this steep climb that leveled off to a large degree around 1980 or so. Herschel or Bo or LT would still be studs. There's a lot more athletes now though for sure.
    the outliers would still perform, yes, but i think the physical abilities of the average pro are leaps and bounds from what they were even a few decades ago.
    "With Hitler, the more I learn about the guy, the more I don't care for him." -Norm Macdonald

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    Battery technology
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    @steal: I'll agree with your proposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Battery technology
    Not near enough better though.

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    Yes, but just think of that Japanese transistor radio with one c cell, or a cheap flashlight from 1975
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    I have one, the availability of decent food, restaurants, beer
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Ladies grooming habits
    i cite this as one of the examples of how porn has improved.
    "With Hitler, the more I learn about the guy, the more I don't care for him." -Norm Macdonald

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    No doubt but the sooner we get past lithium the better for everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    i cite this as one of the examples of how porn has improved.
    Well, sure. The bushes are kind of amazing now, though. But they didn't seem out of place at the time.

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    Agreed. I eagerly await the death of the generator in camping environments.
    We are so close, but yes, the next leap in tech is a doozy, from what I hear.
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    Cancer treatments.
    Just a few years ago a stage 3 melanoma diagnosis was a death sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Not so sure about appliances. Yes, maybe they have more features, but something like a fridge hasn't really come too far if you ask me and it doesn't really seem like they're any more reliable.
    My comment was a sarcastic reply on how corporate products and quality of life are somehow connected for people but I hear ya. Printers also if we are going there.

    Tech advancements are key for quality of life, I appreciate electricity and being able to move my disgusting shits miles away with a simple flush, but my life isn't better because I can answer emails on the tram. Because I'm expected to answer emails on the tram.

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    Skateparks.
    And their ubiquity.
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    I know medical technology was mentioned but certainly knee surgery deserves a special shout out here. And physiotherapy has come along nicely in the last half a century. Alternate energy sources (cost, effectiveness) are improving exponentially. I'm a better cook than I was a few decades ago. Also, on a personal note, since I started mountain biking so late (in my early fifties), I'm actually better than I was 10 and even 5 years ago.
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    Motorsports safety, from the vehicles to protective wear

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    Peoples ability to complain about shit.
    Its not a good thing.
    It just seems people have gotten much better at it over the years.


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    Ice hockey--the speed and skill level have never been higher. Now if they could get rid of the fighting and cheap shots. (I'd rather watch international hockey--the wider rink makes for a more wide open game with less banging for the puck in the corners, and minimal fighting.)

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    No one would try to serve you a Jello salad anymore except as a joke, there's a real quality of life improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzi View Post
    @steal: This place hit a height it has not re-equaled back when you were a toddler. Or maybe an infant. But other than that there's been ups and downs.
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    hahaha

    im in for some cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    No one would try to serve you a Jello salad anymore except as a joke, there's a real quality of life improvement.
    You don't hang out in Utah much do you?

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    Me. I've gotten better and I'm not done yet.

    Just don't tell my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzi View Post
    Well, cars.

    edit: oh yeah and weed
    Cars peaked at the turn of the century. Now theyre just computers with wheels.

    And weed has gotten too good. I cant partake socially anymore. Shit puts me indacouch
    Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.
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    Cable TV content. That often they just put something out that you can binge multiple episodes on, absolutely unheard of 20 years ago.

    Not to mention sports channels.

    and I guess TVs too. I mean, flat screens didn't exist, outside of a novelty, 20 yrs ago.
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