Popular Stuff We'll Make Fun of in the Future

Voting Rules
If you say, "Yup, I'll probably look back and mock that," vote it up! OR if you say, "No way! That will be awesome forever," then vote it down.

It's time to face the facts: a ton of the things we love today, we will end up mocking one day in the future. You know how it goes... something is all the rage, you gotta have it, it's the coolest thing: the best movies, the best music, the best fashion, the hottest trends. Then, as time passes on, you look back and say, "What the heck was I thinking!?" For example, take some of the best '80s stuff: Big hair? Totally normal. Spandex leggings? You betcha. Acid-wash jeans? Love these for life! Shoulder pads? Don't mess with me! Some of the best '90s stuff: It all seemed so normal at the time, you wondered, how could mock turtlenecks and scrunchees ever ever ever become uncool? Zack Morris will forever be the coolest! Well, things change.

It's the 2010s... there's so much stuff right now that we can't live without, but perhaps, in the back of your head, you know the future version of you will look back at some of this stuff we consider the coolest things of the 2010s and go 'Ha!' So, why is that? Times change, people change, politics change, society changes – advancements in technology are a huge driver of change.

So think of this as a time capsule... you are about to tell the world what you already know the future holds for us 2010s people: this list of cool stuff, these totally trendy things, these modern-day must-haves... you already know that the more evolved you of the future is gonna look back, laugh, and say "What the heck were we thinking?"

This is our chance to show the people of tomorrow that, HEY! Guess what? You are making fun of the stuff we thought was cool, but we knew it was coming! So vote up the coolest stuff of the 2010s that you know will one day become laughable in retrospect. The people of tomorrow thank you for your foresight.

  • 1
    1,452 VOTES

    The Kardashians

    The Kardashians
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    The Future Generation Will Likely Say: So, wait, that reality TV family that was popular in the 2010s, those people weren't even famous before that show was on? A network just put them on TV because they were rich and attractive? And people just watched them do stuff? Oh, wow.
    1,452 votes
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    1,293 VOTES
    Justin Bieber
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    1,213 VOTES


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    The Future Generation Will Likely Say: I don't think it was a fad that lived on too long, guess they wised up pretty fast. But ouch, that just looks like a painful, er, mating dance I think it was (?) – that's dumb.
    1,213 votes
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    1,028 VOTES


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    The Future Generation Will Likely Say: So they all wore the exact same glasses, had the same haircuts, wore pretty much the same counter-culture clothes, listened to the same indie music? And people didn't worry they were a cult or something? (Were they??)
    1,028 votes
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    860 VOTES
    One Direction
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    The Future Generation Will Likely Say: Seems about every 10 years, a new boyband comes along that captures the hearts of teen girls and gay men on an epic scale. In the '80s, it was New Kids on the Block, then there were the Backstreet Boys, then 'N Sync, which ran its course in the 2000s, so by the time the 2010s rolled around, people of the day were itching to get their boyband fix: Enter One Direction. Different decade, same stuff.
    860 votes
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    859 VOTES
    Lindsay Lohan
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    The Future Generation Will Likely Say: Mass media in the 2010s seemed to love this popular party girl. Why focus so much on a girl who parties hard? Did she ever actually make any movies or anything like that? My grandma said there was a funny one once that she was in, something like "Evil Girls," can't remember what it was called, but it was something like that. Guess I could source my Google InstaUplink information source via my embedded microchip, but why waste currency on something like that.
    859 votes