Things that you can't stand in modern times?

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#1 Posted by warmblur (2541 posts) -

What's yours? here's some of mine.

  • The bad music yes I'm aware of the underground but even that sucks too well for me it does
  • Everybody staring down on their smart phones
  • Social Media
  • The rise of digital shopping no more stores like Circuit City and Comp USA I miss the fact that you could just go into those stores and buy PC components like GPU's.
  • Wrestling is horrible no more stars maybe there is hope with AEW but maybe not
  • Political state of America
  • Annoying Youtubers
  • Dying retail in general
  • Greedy game publishers it's at a all time bad get ready for commercials in your games.
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#2 Posted by LJS9502_basic (166620 posts) -

@warmblur: Not a bad list but I"d add streaming. I still like physical copies.

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#3 Posted by Ovirew (9083 posts) -

People always focused on the negative and things that bother them, rather than appreciating all of the great things in modern times.

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#4 Edited by uninspiredcup (33717 posts) -

@warmblur said:

What's yours? here's some of mine.

  • The bad music yes I'm aware of the underground but even that sucks too well for me it does
  • Everybody staring down on their smart phones
  • Social Media
  • The rise of digital shopping no more stores like Circuit City and Comp USA I miss the fact that you could just go into those stores and buy PC components like GPU's.
  • Wrestling is horrible no more stars maybe there is hope with AEW but maybe not
  • Political state of America
  • Annoying Youtubers
  • Dying retail in general
  • Greedy game publishers it's at a all time bad get ready for commercials in your games.

This X1000

Also hate those minimalist tv's without buttons, where you're screwed if you lose the remote.

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#5 Posted by warmblur (2541 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@warmblur: Not a bad list but I"d add streaming. I still like physical copies.

Yep, same.

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#6 Posted by foxhound_fox (97973 posts) -

Disposable goods and planned obsolescence.

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#7 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16077 posts) -

Edginess.

People act like I should be impressed that they have attitude. Quite the opposite.

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#8 Posted by Stranger_36 (666 posts) -

@warmblur said:

Everybody staring down on their smart phones

Couldn't agree more with that one.

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#9 Posted by Ovirew (9083 posts) -

@Stranger_36: When people aren't absorbed in their smartphones they're just being assholes most of the time, so hey whatever takes their attention off of me lol.

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#10 Posted by Stranger_36 (666 posts) -

@Ovirew said:

@Stranger_36: When people aren't absorbed in their smartphones they're just being assholes most of the time, so hey whatever takes their attention off of me lol.

Agreed.

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#11 Posted by Speeny (1780 posts) -

Bad music and most social media.

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#12 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44045 posts) -

@warmblur said:

What's yours? here's some of mine.

  • The bad music yes I'm aware of the underground but even that sucks too well for me it does
  • Everybody staring down on their smart phones
  • Social Media
  • The rise of digital shopping no more stores like Circuit City and Comp USA I miss the fact that you could just go into those stores and buy PC components like GPU's.
  • Wrestling is horrible no more stars maybe there is hope with AEW but maybe not
  • Political state of America
  • Annoying Youtubers
  • Dying retail in general
  • Greedy game publishers it's at a all time bad get ready for commercials in your games.

I agree with you on all of those things, but it's important to keep in mind that other things have come about too.

  • Bad music, well, there's always been bad music. Pop music and so forth. It is just everywhere you go now is the problem. I think music is better than it's ever been, to be honest.
  • I don't think staring down at the phones is as bad as people make it out to be. Though tbh I do flip out when we are in a social setting (like eating dinner at a table or in the middle of a discussion) and people get on their phones.
  • Social media, yeah, it's gotten out of hand that's for sure. To the point, even, where people are manipulated by it.
  • Digital shopping is great. Sucks that those jobs are gone, I guess, but were they really good jobs to begin with?
  • Wrestling? Meh, no opinion on that.
  • Politics are pretty shitty, can't disagree with you there. But you know, we've had worse believe it or not. America during Vietnam, Nixon, Bush Jr, the OPEC Oil Crisis, and so on. I graduated at the height of the Great Recession and I feel pretty good about the rest of my life because that was pretty terrible.
  • Yeah, youtubers are generally pretty annoying. But you can ignore them. There are also some pretty great Youtubers.
  • Dying retail, sure, but we get a lot more direct-to-consumer stuff going on now, too. I also see a lot of towns are bringing back "downtown shopping" because the whole online bubble sort of popped and people have more disposable income, they want more quality things with quality service.
  • Greedy game publishers are a problem, yeah, but independent gaming has been rising gloriously from the dungpile that is AAA gaming and quickly becoming my preferred market. I feel like each year my AAA gaming time can be measured in the dozens of hours while my independent game time can be measured in the hundreds.

Like I said, I don't think your observations are incorrect, but I do see some great things happening either in response to your complaints or simply just because.

@Ovirew said:

@Stranger_36: When people aren't absorbed in their smartphones they're just being assholes most of the time, so hey whatever takes their attention off of me lol.

Where do you live that everyone is an asshole?

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Edginess.

People act like I should be impressed that they have attitude. Quite the opposite.

This. I mean all I think now when someone says something scandalous is A.) what a jackass, B.) they're probably a coward at heart, and C.) the media is going to tell us this is a big deal when it's really not, so here comes a totally unnecessary shitstorm

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#13 Posted by Heirren (1607 posts) -

Nada.

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#14 Edited by thereal25 (1789 posts) -

  • Everybody staring down on their smart phone

This doesn't bother me too much. It's a good way to break awkwardness. And at least people are exercising their brains.

But when people are super-addicted and checking non-stop at inappropriate times like in social settings or while at work - yeah that can get a bit annoying.

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#15 Posted by Gaming-Planet (19966 posts) -
@br0kenrabbit said:

Edginess.

People act like I should be impressed that they have attitude. Quite the opposite.

I love edginess but not edgelord like herr herr I punched a rabbit kind of edginess.

I like edgy humor. I feel like we lack a lot of that today.

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#16 Posted by Heirren (1607 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet:

Its still out there.

I was going to comment but the the phrase "act like i should" is just assuming. Sounds like a personal problem.

I was just out at the lake the other day and a lot of kids were having a blast nearby. Loud, some of them a bit obnoxious, but why be a buzz kill? A lot of people just whine and complain about literally everything, or feel the need to drag other people down.

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#17 Edited by ProtossRushX (5451 posts) -

love youtube

hate streaming games/music/movies

IM SICK OF the ppl i work with streaming music and picking horribad stations

Also im fed up with big lines at places we need to have less people

also too much traffic too many people with cars

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#18 Posted by br0kenrabbit (16077 posts) -

@ProtossRushX said:

Also im fed up with big lines at places we need to have less people

also too much traffic too many people with cars

That's why I left the city and bought a bunch of acres. Also, volume up to 11 ain't no one else can hear. These here acres are MY acres.

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#19 Posted by Heirren (1607 posts) -

Yall complain too much.

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#20 Posted by Serraph105 (33855 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:
@warmblur said:

What's yours? here's some of mine.

  • The bad music yes I'm aware of the underground but even that sucks too well for me it does
  • Everybody staring down on their smart phones
  • Social Media
  • The rise of digital shopping no more stores like Circuit City and Comp USA I miss the fact that you could just go into those stores and buy PC components like GPU's.
  • Wrestling is horrible no more stars maybe there is hope with AEW but maybe not
  • Political state of America
  • Annoying Youtubers
  • Dying retail in general
  • Greedy game publishers it's at a all time bad get ready for commercials in your games.

This X1000

Also hate those minimalist tv's without buttons, where you're screwed if you lose the remote.

I feel like the smart phone thing can be somewhat resolved with devices like google home. If you want to google something you can just have it tell you the information you want and then you will avoid getting sucked down those damn information rabbit holes.

Regarding the minimalist tvs I use a chromecast for about 80% of what I watch with the other 20% being taken up by dvds. I do have buttons on my tv and can turn it on and get it set up without my remote, but after that I use my phone to do pretty much everything else.

On a random note, I'll say that I hate that we don't have flying cars or teleportation yet. God I want teleportation so bad sometimes when I'm driving literally anywhere unless it's vacation. Hell, I could go live in Hawaii or wherever I want when I get off work.

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#21 Posted by warmblur (2541 posts) -

@Serraph105 said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@warmblur said:

What's yours? here's some of mine.

  • The bad music yes I'm aware of the underground but even that sucks too well for me it does
  • Everybody staring down on their smart phones
  • Social Media
  • The rise of digital shopping no more stores like Circuit City and Comp USA I miss the fact that you could just go into those stores and buy PC components like GPU's.
  • Wrestling is horrible no more stars maybe there is hope with AEW but maybe not
  • Political state of America
  • Annoying Youtubers
  • Dying retail in general
  • Greedy game publishers it's at a all time bad get ready for commercials in your games.

This X1000

Also hate those minimalist tv's without buttons, where you're screwed if you lose the remote.

I feel like the smart phone thing can be somewhat resolved with devices like google home. If you want to google something you can just have it tell you the information you want and then you will avoid getting sucked down those damn information rabbit holes.

Regarding the minimalist tvs I use a chromecast for about 80% of what I watch with the other 20% being taken up by dvds. I do have buttons on my tv and can turn it on and get it set up without my remote, but after that I use my phone to do pretty much everything else.

On a random note, I'll say that I hate that we don't have flying cars or teleportation yet. God I want teleportation so bad sometimes when I'm driving literally anywhere unless it's vacation. Hell, I could go live in Hawaii or wherever I want when I get off work.

Me too man also I wish VR was indistinguishable from real life just imagine how amazing gaming would be.

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#22 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (24302 posts) -

Modern mainstream music

Stupidity

How they removed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and so on and also the home button for iPhone X. Glad I still use my 6S.

The newer TVs lacks buttons.

Politics

Good businesses closing

People that try to remove the Bible from everything

etc.

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#23 Posted by pook99 (869 posts) -

@warmblur: Definitely agree on the smartphone and the politics.

Political discourse is just really ugly today and it is sad how few people could discuss an issue without resorting to calling the other side names. I'm personally a centrist with some views from both parties and I always try to see the pov of both sides, but very few partisan people do that. I think most people assume that the other side are a bunch of evil people who are trying to destroy their way of life instead of seeing them from what they are...a group of people with a different world view that want what they feel is best for their country.

If people actuallly listened to each other there are compromises that could be made but compromise is now considered a dirty word and you are shunned by your party if you have the audacity to try and have a civil conversation with someone who disagrees with you. Even if you can't find a compromise, genuinely listening to someones position is worthwhile, it may expand your world view but at the very least it may let you see that person in a different , more positive, light instead of the label that your party has designated them based on their beliefs.

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#24 Posted by ycdeo (2701 posts) -

i hate pollution.

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#25 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (25253 posts) -

Nothing really. I still have plenty of little bubbles I can relax in whether it's my home, my air space, or inside my car. If I take a walk early in the morning and I pass cyclists and joggers, I just wave at them and they wave back. No words needed. If they greet me, I greet them back.

Life is as simple or as complicated as you make it. So long as I'm not forced into anything, I'm fine.

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#26 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1616 posts) -

Eco-friendly Blu-ray cases. Why would I want my cases to have holes in them? It might damage the paper. This crap is only making me want to pollute more and replace all of them with solid cases.

Also, stacked discs. Very common with UHD releases. Terrible idea. Again, I want to replace all my stacked UHD cases with flippers.

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#27 Posted by HEATHEN75 (730 posts) -

People.

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#28 Posted by Chutebox (44660 posts) -

Too much to list.

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#30 Posted by sonicare (56774 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@warmblur: Not a bad list but I"d add streaming. I still like physical copies.

I like being able to download a game from my couch, but I hear you. Something always makes me nervous about having a digital only copy.

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#31 Edited by realistic44 (8245 posts) -

People in general acting like they above everyone else (Racism included)

feminist society

Police Harassment/Corruption at times

Great stores closing and shutting down

Smart Phones/ Social Media

Politics

Annoying people like the cash me outside girl becoming famous

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#32 Edited by shellcase86 (4431 posts) -

The state of nationalism.

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#33 Posted by comp_atkins (35747 posts) -

lazy news reporting that cherry-picks some from twitter and acts like it is doing its job.

who gives a shit what bill1317 has to say about something???

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#34 Posted by uninspiredcup (33717 posts) -

There aren't many arcade machines in the UK now.

Use to be the time when you could walk into any chip-shop or caravan site leisure room and one would be sitting in the corner. Many good hours playing Yie Ar Kung-Fu, 15p a pop.

Prob cost £2 now.

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#35 Posted by AFBrat77 (26726 posts) -

Very bad music these days.

The existence of smart phones (cel phones are great! But they should have been for making phone calls and texting only). The internet should have been reserved for desktops and laptops only. World would be better off without smart phones. That was a greedy mistake.

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#36 Posted by Kadin_Kai (505 posts) -

Celebrity Worship and Right-Winged Populism

This is the single worst thing in modern society, the endless love of celebrities, especially those that are famous for just being famous.

So many of them set poor examples for young people, they are constantly on the news. Stories about their love lives, infidelity, drug and alcohol abuse, rehab, what they are wearing, before and after photo comparisons, their stupid books and now they want to be political leaders.

Right-winged Populism

There is both left and right winged populism, but the right is often worse than the left (in my opinion).

There is a rise of both in the world. It uses a thin ideology (people vs the elites) in a false and irresponsible way. Immigrants took your job and taking away your benefits (leading to Brexit in the UK) and in the US (China took your job, raped your country).

Donald Trump is an example of right winged populism (reversing immigration, America first) and in the UK Jeremy Corbyn is an example of left-winged populism (re-nationalisation of companies) and Nigel Farage represents the right wing.

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#37 Posted by watercrack445 (1668 posts) -

@kadin_kai: yeah, I don't like celebrity worship either. Everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame. If you think about this, how is someone going to have a loyal fanbase if everyone is out for themself looking for fame? Hm?

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#38 Posted by Evil_Loli (160 posts) -

Too many Snowflakes and I hate it when someone complains about Race-swap when it comes to movies like the upcoming The Little Mermaid when everyone lost their shits over a Black girl playing Ariel.

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#39 Posted by Heirren (1607 posts) -

Trolls are VERY bad at what they do.

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#40 Edited by watercrack445 (1668 posts) -

@heirren: You know that your considered a troll too? You post the same thing, it's considered spamming.

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#41 Posted by Heirren (1607 posts) -

@watercrack445:

Nah. It relates to the topic. As long as, and whenever it hits my mind i will talk about what i feel. Nothing wrong with that.

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#42 Posted by uninspiredcup (33717 posts) -
  • Reaction videos
  • THOTS
  • Outrage merchants
  • Pop-Culture shills
  • ISIS
  • Battered Mars-bars

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#43 Posted by Heirren (1607 posts) -

@uninspiredcup:

Ha ha yea Reaction Video, unboxing....youtube in general. Very rarely do i go on youtube.

I did see one reaction video which made me laugh, which was sone guys reaction to Black Sabbath.

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#44 Posted by uninspiredcup (33717 posts) -

@heirren: They have Patreons where they basically just sit on their ass for 10 minutes with a video stolen.

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#45 Posted by Heirren (1607 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@heirren: They have Patreons where they basically just sit on their ass for 10 minutes with a video stolen.

Nah, i know, but this did make me laugh.

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