What will future generations remember as our old shame?
I couldn’t think of a clear and concise way to say this. Today we look at the past and there’s a consensus about some things they really got wrong, which were a part of everyday life back then. (Like the food.) And there are plenty of silly things about today, where decades from now, they’ll look back and say what were they thinking?
Those answers are fine, but what I’m really interested in are the values of a society. Schools were segregated in the US until 1954, and it was unusual for women to work outside the home. Imagine that you’re looking back at 2014 from 2080 or so. What would seem wrong to you about this decade?