The overall theme from the 80’s seems to be the changing of social norms and what is acceptable. According to the Netflix documentary the 80’s a lot has changed. This was a generation that was raised with televisions in the home to watch and the losing of the fireside chats and it was watching pictures on the screen instead. There became a variety of channels to watch instead of just the 3 news channels. People started to watch tv for entertainment and not just for the news.
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Examples of storytelling would be how in the 80’s it became more popular for someone to say I saw that event on tv instead of saying yeah I was in that place. Its like today most people people will watch the ball drop in central park on tv and fewer go to Central park because there is not a need to go there anymore. We as consumers can get a better view of whats going on and better angles from the tv instead of fighting the crowds. It gave a new meaning to the feeling of being in that location while just watching it on television. The 80’s was a turning point of society and how it was going to change to keep moving on.
I think that the 80’s were a time for young people to join society and make it a point to improve the place in which we live in. The underlying theme of this period would be how much life changed and people started to become addicted to technology which some are still addicted to today. The technology that was popping up slowed the amount of parents and children wanting to leave the home and play outdoors, instead there were day time shows and reality tv shows that were playing so everyone was happy with what was possible to watch. Technology has changed the rest of society from then on for worst or better people have let technology become an intricate part of their lives. Themes for the semester could be how people have become so addicted to technology.