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Imagine you were sent decades into the future with the task of selling your decade as the golden age to visit. How would you argue the case?

I recently watched Midnight in Paris (brilliant by the way) where Owen Wilsons character is transported in time to 1920's Paris every midnight. The story focuses on this golden age desire that I think everyone has. That feeling that the ages before ours were always better, that no one is ever satisfied with the age they live in.
So maybe we just don't appreciate the age we live in so how would you argue the case for our age to be the golden era? Even if you don't actually feel it is.

Topics: Golden Era future

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    Jul 31 2012: Now that's a great topic to use as an assignment in K12 / final high school year! As for me, I would just do what has been done with the roaring 20s, the rocking 50s etc. Push forward everything positive and hide all the nasty underlying things we are so aware of. What comes to mind are eras glorified in films that way, be it Hercule Poirot, Fred Astaire or Marilyn Monroe's films. How I love to watch them and how far away from the reallity of their time they are, showing just the little bit that's so wonderful about their age. And may I quote Billy Connolly, "the good old days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems"
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      Jul 31 2012: This allows the propulgation of what can only be described as POP TRASH! :) I welcome all arguments, but are the minds of our young listeners up to debate? The first Heinlein I read blew my mind and NO teacher could dissuade me/us. :)

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