My thought process is shot for the day. In 9 years I will be 50, and it seems as if I have thrown out my back 50 times in the last 5 years.
In the last 50 years the world has seen many changes. We have changed the way we communicate, play sports, compute, and live our everyday life. Fifty years ago we would have phoned a friend or written a letter. Today, we communicate via social media, Skype/FaceTime, or text message. We can use our smartphones as remotes, robots as vacuums…but SHOCKINGLY have no true flying cars.
Here, is 5o years (give or take)…plus a few that were from 50 years previous.
The Soldiers of Company F “Blues Platoon,” 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, move forward, almost shoulder to shoulder, with live ammo while practicing team movement drills at an Advanced Close Quarters Marksmanship course at Camp Beuhring, Kuwait, May 13. The ACQM course is meant to sharpen the Soldiers skills before moving north to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In this May 22, 1992 file photo, Ed McMahon, left, and host Johnny Carson are shown on “The Tonight Show” for their final broadcast in Burbank, Calif. With his debut as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” 50 years ago this October, until he retired from the show on May 22, 1992, he was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. “Johnny Carson: King of Late Night,” a two-hour “American Masters” portrait premiers Monday at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, file)
336635 105: Fleeing Americans board a U.S. Marine helicopter at Tan Son Nhut Airbase in Saigon April 1975. American involvement in the Vietnam War came to an end when troops from communist North Vietnam invaded Saigon, the capital of the Republic of Vietnam in the South. (Photo by Dirck Halstead/Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, NJ – JULY 31: Jimmy Walker of the United States lines up a putt on the 15th hole during the final round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 31, 2016 in Springfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
SPRINGFIELD, NJ – JULY 31: Jimmy Walker of the United States celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club on July 31, 2016 in Springfield, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
On Sunset Strip, where lobster or squab at high prices were normal restaurant fare not long ago, today’s swinging kids sit around a coffee shop, Feb. 7, 1966. It’s a favorite because they can stay on the purchase of a single cup of coffee, or none. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Faces of typical American soldiers fighting in the war in South Vietnam, Jan. 5, 1966. (AP Photo)
The Beatles pose together before their performance in a TV studio in London, England, in 1966. (AP Photo)
FILE – In this Jan. 1, 1966 file photo taken by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, women and children crouch in a muddy canal as they take cover from intense Viet Cong fire at Bao Trai, about 20 miles west of Saigon, Vietnam. Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world’s legendary photojournalists in nearly half a century with The Associated Press, died Thursday May 10, 2012. He was 79. (AP Photo/Horst Faas)