Top Ten Things That Have Changed the Most Over the Years

The Top Ten
1 Technology

Well, let's compare the 1900s to the 2010s. In the 1900s, there were telephones, cars, and lightbulbs. They all looked different back then. As the years went by, new technologies emerged, such as TVs, computers, radios, medical devices, and of course, smartphones.

Technology used to not be very advanced. Telephones weren't invented until the late 1800s, and cars weren't invented until the late 1800s/early 1900s. Now many of us have smartphones, which can give you any information you want, anytime.

And since 2004, we have had TheTopTens!

2 Culture

Today, our culture is definitely more sensitive and more sheltered. I almost feel like it's too sheltered, as anything can be taken as offensive very quickly. Not to mention that most people grew their own food until the Industrial Revolution.

3 Communication

Agree! People seem to have lost the power of speech because of the internet. When we do manage to speak, it often comes out as letters and shortened words. It's made us lazy.

Back then, there were only two ways to communicate: face to face or by an old wall phone that could only be used for calling.

Letters are no more. They have been put to shame by the Internet, where you can message people from across the world!

4 Social Skills

Everybody communicates online, and then they all get really depressed and forget how to socialize.

Not as many people are social these days... Including me in the tally.

5 Language

1900s: Hello, ma'am, how are you doing?

2010: Hey, dude, what's up?

This shows that people became less formal as the years went by.

We're definitely not as formal as in the olden days.

6 Entertainment

Do most people go to a Shakespearean play for their best entertainment these days? About as many people as you think do that.

Well, there's now movies, TV shows, and even the internet!

7 Sciences

Back in the 1200s, we didn't even know what the concept of gravity was!

8 Religion

There aren't as many religious people as before. Atheism is becoming more common.

Back then, people were more religious.

9 Transportation

Back then, people relied on horses and carriages, trains, or walking for transportation. Now you have things like cars and airplanes.

10 Music
The Contenders
11 Fandoms

This might just be me, but I can name some insane fans.

These really didn't exist until the 20th century.

12 Foods

It's not like you could go back 1,000 years just to get a bag of crisps!

13 Education
14 Games
15 Animation

True. When Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came out, hand-drawn animation became popular. Then came Pinocchio, Bambi, Fantasia, Cinderella, and up to Tarzan.

In 1995, the year of infamy, Toy Story became a popular movie. Since that movie, DreamWorks started producing Shrek, the most popular movie in 2001, six years after Pixar was founded. While Toy Story got popular and is still known, it got a sequel and led to movies like Finding Nemo, Up, and Ratatouille.

In 2007, hand-drawn live-action became popular with Enchanted, a movie about a princess on an adventure in New York City. In 2009, hand-drawn animation was revived when The Princess and the Frog came to theaters. In 2010, CGI gained popularity with Tangled. In 2013, Frozen, the only animated movie to be in the top 10 movies of 2013, ranked second on the list, behind Age of Ultron.

16 Politics

Back then, the Democratic and Republican parties were the opposite of each other. Now it's like they have switched bodies.

17 Feminism
18 Environment
19 Human Rights
20 Sports
21 Traditions

Slavery. That's all I'll say for now.

22 Political Correctness
23 Patriotism
24 Comedy
25 Liberalism
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