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    Default The next generation

    In 50 years time, the vast majority of people over 40 years old will be dead. All the present day young 'uns will be in charge.

    Is this good because we are more left-leaning, tolerant and able to process lots of abstract information*... or is it bad because we are all pomo consumerist zombies who will just grow up to be yuppies anyway, like the hippies did, only worse? Will the children of the rich and powerful just assume their parents' positions anyway?


    *If this is even really true.

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    I think that the positive characteristics of the next generation are increasingly being drained in the service of creative industries--i.e., the smarter, more creative people from our generation are basically being recruited straight into ad firms and consulting firms. A la "Immaterial Labor".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swears View Post
    Will the children of the rich and powerful just assume their parents' positions anyway?
    If only.
    By the looks of people around me, we're going to be a load of apathetic deadbeats.
    Then again, I hang out with a load of apathetic deadbeats.


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    Thing is, if the economy hits the level of recession some people are predicting, the first jobs to go will be the cushy consulting firm jobs. Or those will be high on the list of jobs that disappear into the corporate-financial ether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadologist View Post
    Thing is, if the economy hits the level of recession some people are predicting, the first jobs to go will be the cushy consulting firm jobs. Or those will be high on the list of jobs that disappear into the corporate-financial ether.
    just glad i work for the entertainment industry (WOW that sounds wrong!) for when the shit hits the fan...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhao View Post
    just glad i work for the entertainment industry (WOW that sounds wrong!) for when the shit hits the fan...
    yeah luckily i think i'm hedged against the recession as a professional dominatrix -- if i still worked in medical publishing i'd be toast soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadologist View Post
    yeah luckily i think i'm hedged against the recession as a professional dominatrix
    so that's what you been doing all this time, starting up a new career. seems fitting in some ways...

    i dated a girl long time ago who was sub in real life but worked as a dominatrix to put herself through school. she always wanted to role play but at the time it was just kind of embarrassing to me and i couldn't take it seriously.

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    i only role play for $$$$, i really hate the games like teacher/student, boss/employee. ugh.

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    Derailed!

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    I think a lot of people my age (the, erm, younger generation) are much more conservative and intolerant than they seem.

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    Damned intolerant people, send 'em all back I say, hanging's too for 'em etc. etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulchritude View Post
    I think a lot of people my age (the, erm, younger generation) are much more conservative and intolerant than they seem.
    Certainly 'exotic' appearance is no longer (was it ever?) any indicator of open mindedness or even any kind of thought at all. Yes, almost the opposite in many cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Damned intolerant people, send 'em all back I say, hanging's too for 'em etc. etc.
    I've no time for that kind of attitude. You bigots are all the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel emits View Post
    I've no time for that kind of attitude. You bigots are all the same.
    Prejudiced people piss me off. They always generalise about everything.
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    "Only the Sith deal in absolutes" - Obi Wan


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