2020 still doesn't seem real. It sounds like a fake, made-up, SciFi-inspired number. When I was a little kid imagining the crazy stuff we do in the distant future, I always pictured the year would be 2020.
I'm with Star Trek on this, meaning that this future is still centuries ahead of us :)
20xx, where x is a positive integer, greater than or eqval to 1...
@fribbledom 2020 sounds far too close to the song “In the Year 2525” for my comfort.
@fribbledom all this, plus it always looks like someone left off digits when writing dates like "01/06/20" - what year did they mean?
@fribbledom Also, "20 years ago" sounds older than 2000
Stop freaking me out 😂
@fribbledom what unfathomable wonders and trials await us in the wild and far off year 2020!
@fribbledom Some movies set in 2020: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jan/06/films-set-in-2020-lessons
@fribbledom I remember growing being young in the 1980s with every movie and game wthat was set in 2000 or above being filled with robots, flying cars, space ships, and all those wild tech stuff. In high school in the 1990s, everything 2000 or so got less tech wild and more ordinary. Less flying cars, more race cars. Less robots, more drama. Not the 2020 I imagined, but have survived to see.
@fribbledom I have had that feeling reading 1984 years later (I was 11 then) and recently I reread Odyssey 2001 and 2010 but I don’t expect I’ll be around by 2061 for that weird frisson
@fribbledom yep feels like a messed up patch on 2019...
But... We are* already doing crazy stuff.
@fribbledom it's weird to me because I have heard people use both the futuristic sounding 2020 (pronounced twenty twenty) and also the old-timey sounding '20s (twenties). Weird dichotomy.
@fribbledom I’m ready
@fribbledom you could even say it‘s 12020
@fribbledom 12020 years ago, we build the first temple, that’s why
@fribbledom I always used 2030 as a kid. I wonder what today’s kids use.
Interesting! I assume that makes you 10 years younger than me 😆
@fribbledom 1992, you?
12 years older. Pretty accurate a measurement method at first glance 😂
@fribbledom It feels a little like 2003 to me. On the cusp of war, knowing that the US govt will likely make the wrong decisions. It isn't even Trump I'm worried about, it is the military leaders here and the media that seem to be chanting for war.
@fribbledom sounds like the year of impatience, impulse and short lived memories. Just like 20-20 cricket (20 overs a side)
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