Exactly one year from now, it will be 100 years since the beginning of the infamous roaring ‘20s. The ‘Great Gatsby-Era’ made an unprecedented mark in history with both dramatic social and political change. During the ‘20s women were finally granted the right to vote, and the flapper, ‘a young woman with bobbed hair and short skirts who drank, smoked, said “unladylike” things’, became an iconic symbol of the decade. In a year we will be entering the new roaring ‘20s, so the question begs to be answered – which technological changes can we expect 100 years later?
From the 1920’s Alcohol Prohibition to 2020’s Legalized Cannabis
In effect from 1920 to 1933, alcohol prohibition inspired spectacular criminal violence, combined with an explosion of jazz clubs and speakeasies, which offered illegally produced and distributed alcohol. A 100 years later we’re finally ready to recognize the benefits of Cannabis through Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating marijuana extract that’s best known for its medical benefits.
From the 1920’s Henry Ford Model T to 2020s Tesla Autonomous Car
Henry Ford’s mass production of cars made a huge impact in society from back then. Once automobiles became more affordable, it allowed people to drive their cars into the cities and almost everywhere. Recently, Tesla and SpaceX disclosed that by the end of 2019 will achieve full self-driving car. Autonomous cars are set to make a huge impact on our society, will self-driving cars be finally able to eradicate car accidents and drunk drivers?
From 1920’s Silent Movies to 2020’s Virtual Reality
During the 1920s, silent movies became the number one form of entertainment and Charlie Chaplin became an icon of the era. As we enter the new roaring ‘20s, VR (virtual reality) is becoming more and more mainstream and accessible, allowing us to be the stars of our own movies and taking home entertainment to a whole new level of immersion.
The ‘roaring twenties’ will always be remembered for its unique aesthetic, cultural changes and technological developments, but the upcoming ‘20s have many exciting developments to keep all of us on the edge of our seats with anticipation. Cannabis, self-driving cars, and even VR might sound scary for some, but for those who are ready to enter the future, the possibilities are endless.