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It is inevitable for the present to feel like the culmination of all progress/progressiveness in society, particularly when technology develops rapidly as it is today.
What is this decade going to look like in a time capsule once we're a little bit removed though? The advent of reality tv on a huge scale, the level of political discourse, and the perhaps most rapidly fermenting, popular music. We are the decade of big bass crunk, and sundry other market flooding subgenres of hip-hop produced with bargain bin beats, because studios wanted to pay for neither good producers nor samples. The death of "rock" and "alternative" continues for the most part, with most bands that have a conception of what art is getting their start on indie labels and either making it huge (The Strokes) or forever playing on the college town circuit.
I still think the 2000's has had better music overall than decades before, simply because there is that much more music out there from different parts of the world than before. The flipside to this is we're seeing the worst saturation in pretty much every "genre" (a word that's becoming increasingly vague) than ever before, quantitatively speaking.
It's also been a decade that (perhaps inevitably due to the huge media access breakthroughs as well as an ever expanding body of pop culture media) has had an obsession with decades past. The nostalgia industry in all its aspects, the countless reunions of bands from various decades, plumbing the depths of obscurity for film franchises, etc.
The relative novelty of internet self expression. I can see aspects that looking ridiculous in the next 10 years. Especially the way most people express themselves on uh, theirspace.