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If you time-travelled from the Seventies, what would most surprise you now?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BertieBassett2, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    This is kind of a re-hash of a few threads doing the rounds but I wonder what I would find most surprising, were I a Seventies time traveller? I suppose any answers given will be technology based. I think I would go with smart phones.
    freckle06, sparklepig2002 and Jamvic like this.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    That we didn't have a moonbase.

    That we hadn't landed on Mars.

    [we being the Americans I guess]
    artboyusa, nomad, Jamvic and 2 others like this.
  3. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    That space hoppers aren't a mainstream form of transport.
    Pomza, freckle06, caress and 8 others like this.
  4. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    That coppers in police dramas no longer call villains scrotes and beat them up when they catch them, like they did in the Sweeney.
    xmal, caress, nomad and 3 others like this.
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Use to work with a year head who referred to pupils as scrotes. He was about 15 years older than me so around the 70s era. They put him out on Capability for it. [least that's the version I heard, Capability being what it is, you never really know].
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  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    The size of tv’s.
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  7. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    That supposedly intelligent world leaders are still acting like petulant children.
    Dragonlady30 and BertieBassett2 like this.
  8. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    The Internet... it's like magic!
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    More like a dream than magic I suspect. I wouldn't mind betting you're all a figment of my imagination and would disappear from my conciousness if I stopped eating cheese before bedtime.
  11. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Dr Who is still going and it's being watched by the same people.
  13. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    That Marathon bars are now sold under a stupid name.
  15. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Heated car seats
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  16. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    I would say computers. Even a calculator was expensive when I was at school. When I took O level maths they weren't allowed though two years later I did use one for A level.My grandmother was born in 1891 and died in 1979 and I have sometimes wondered what she found the most amazing change during her lifetime.
  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Mobile phones = Star Trek communicators.
  18. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    That we willingly pay monthly bills for invisible commodities that won’t ever actually belong to us and would be taken away from us if we ever stopped the payments.

    How the books & vinyl collecting 70’s versions of ourselves would have laughed at that concept.
    caress, needabreak and BertieBassett2 like this.
  19. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    And the fact that Morcombe and Wise is still being shown on prime time BBC1 on Christmas Day.
  20. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Ken Barlow is still in Corrie.
    Keith Richards lives.

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