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In 20+ years, what normal/commonly accepted things from 2019 will be “cancelled”?

Gashtronomy

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If peadophillia became socially acceptable, kind of like how homosexuality went from illegal to socially acceptable, where would you go to pull (find a woman?)

Like, I go to bars and shit now. No 10 year old is allowed in a bar...where would people find their future partners? Then, when the kid becomes 18, does the peado dump them and start again?

So many questions
 

appaws

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I don't believe it is a pendulum that will swing back. It is a ratchet, it only goes one way.

Liberalism (small L) and democracy will invariably lead to this outcome. The nation has to regain preeminence in our thoughts and in our hearts. A single-minded dedication to the success of the nation should lie at the center of governance. The idea that outsiders should have any say over the course of a nation needs to be strangled and buried deep in the ground. Political entities (states) should be representative of the nation, polyglot amalgamations like the modern US have failed.
 

Ownage

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Unmanaged social media will be much less than before. I can foresee FB, IG, Twitter replacements having community mods like NeoGaf, and the communities having stereotypes for moderate, lib and con. The social construct of Reset vs NeoGaf will be wide across most social media platforms.
 

pramod

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Any memorializing/accurate retelling of 9/11. In fact it's already happened.

 
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lachesis

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Maybe marriage? Fewer people are getting married these days (and thus divorce rate is falling due to that). I think it would be at least much less common, unless it's a financial union of two rich parties/families.
 
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DragoonKain

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In 20 years paedophilia will be an accepted sexuality if we do nothing.
Now that one I don't agree with. I know people have said that lately, and I think it's largely influenced by that RE discord thing, but pedophilia is more loathed now than it has ever been in history. People in the 60s and 70s could do sick shit with kids and get very minimal prison time, and even some of them would claim mental disorder and sent for psych evals with no prison time, which they could easily beat and claim they're rehabilitated or even get sent to their priest for counseling(go figure). Sandusky went down hard, you can go to prison for life for sexually abusing kids, I don't see that ever regressing.

That said, I do think it is a complicated issue. Not acting on the urges. That is very cut and dry. If you touch a kid, you gotta go. Period. But the fact is some people are born fucked up with a sexual attraction to kids or some develop it at an early age whether it be from abuse or childhood trauma or what have you. And as long as they don't act on it or download child porn and live a normal life, I do sympathize with the ones who don't act on it. I mean knowing what you know about sex as a regular person and how it's a biological thing we all need, imagine going through life where the only thing that will satisfy your sexual urges is kids and you know it's wrong and it's horrible and you can't do it. You would never live a normal life until your death. You can never act on those urges, you can't tell anyone because you'll be blacklisted from society. You were born with or branded with a horrible curse at a young age and you will never be normal. And let's face it no fucking counseling will help either.

It's such a shit situation. Some people I guess are just born with a bad hand. Some people have deformations, some are born serial killers, some are born with bad medical conditions, and some are born pedos. Life is amazing but sometimes it can be incredibly cruel.
 
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womfalcs3

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Retroactive outrage is real, and we’ve seen in 2019 how so many normal commonly accepted things like hobbies, greetings, language, beliefs we’ve known for years are all being called into question.

So I ask, in 20+ years, what things that are commonly accepted as fine and normal that we do/practice/say/etc now will be then considered wrong or immoral and will people try to cancel?

I could see horse racing cancellation attempt sometime in the next couple decades.

The national anthem being performed before sporting events I could see on the chopping block.

This one I can pretty much guarantee: any application of any kind will no longer ask for your gender. Only age, name, etc.

I don’t want to steal them all, just interested in what you think and where you see things headed down the road.
I don't know about the no gender one. Maybe they'll stick to asking for sex-at-birth...

This video presents the cultural breakdown that may follow this "we are all the same" movement:


Also, we may revert back to the pre-pre-#Metoo days, where men and women are naturally (not legally) separated.: https://hbr.org/2019/09/the-metoo-backlash?
 
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dcx4610

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Retroactive outrage is real, and we’ve seen in 2019 how so many normal commonly accepted things like hobbies, greetings, language, beliefs we’ve known for years are all being called into question.

So I ask, in 20+ years, what things that are commonly accepted as fine and normal that we do/practice/say/etc now will be then considered wrong or immoral and will people try to cancel?

I could see horse racing cancellation attempt sometime in the next couple decades.

The national anthem being performed before sporting events I could see on the chopping block.

This one I can pretty much guarantee: any application of any kind will no longer ask for your gender. Only age, name, etc.

I don’t want to steal them all, just interested in what you think and where you see things headed down the road.
Quite the opposite. I see applications specifically asking what your race and gender are so they can meet diversity quotas. This is already happening.

I forgot the site but one of the prescreened applications instantly rejected you if you put white male.

I'd love it if all they asked you was your name because that would be actual progress. Your race, sex and gender should be irrelevant. Instead, it's becoming the utmost importance. MLK would be shocked by what is happening.
 
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AaronB

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Society is changing so rapidly now, it could be almost anywhere in 20 years.

If current trends more or less continue, I think people will be horrified by how we make fun of furries and such. There will be almost no place for comedy. Even Jim Gaffigan makes fun of obesity, though his main target is himself.
 

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In 20 years I’ll have the option to cancel my job and enter into retirement. Of course I have a plan to keep myself busy but on my own terms.
 

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Straight White Men will be held in concentration camps
Other white men and Straight white women will be enslaved
Reproduction will be done in labs and newborns will be genetically modified to be ungendered and assexual.
 
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Demacabre

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In 50+ to 100 years, the rights of sentient beings will be a thing. ie. Artificial Intelligence be it as synthetic life or within a simulation.

That is if they don't kill us first.

You think I am being facetious but if those people you are murder-killing in a simulation (ie a video game) had a developed enough ai to be sentient beings, oh... there will be lots of controversy and discussion surrounding their rights.
 
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#Phonepunk#

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let's take an example like Charlie Chan. Charlie Chan was a "progressive" character during the era of Yellow Peril. when most of Asian representation followed a very narrow stereotype of strictly cackling, stupid, illiterate villains, he was seen as a beacon of good, an intelligent man, a hero, who saved the day. at the time it was even heralded as progressive. but looking back on it, it is obvious that it still traffics in many stereotypes, it is still problematic in many, many ways. most progressives nowadays would look at it and think it's just entirely racist, when in historical context, it was slowly paving the way for better and better representation.

what is progressive for one time can very well look horribly racist and misguided in another. just watch movies from the 90s or 00s for a more recent example. lot of stuff gets branded as "woke" but is really just trash, it is simply impossible to critique them due to all the marketing and hype. however, the hype will eventually fade, and time reveals all.
 
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