History Main / EndofAnAge

19th Nov '17 1:00:08 AM DeepRed
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* There are a pair of video game age endings that happened during the UsefulNotes/TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames. "The Death of the Dream"--the end of the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast-- saw Creator/{{SEGA}} go from a major console developer to a third-party game publisher, ending the Creator/{{Nintendo}} vs. Creator/{{Sega}} console wars that defined the medium during the previous decade. And with the fall of Sega came the rise of the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, where Microsoft essentially took their place among "Gaming's Big Three".

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* There are a pair of video game age endings that happened during the UsefulNotes/TheSixthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames. "The Death of the Dream"--the end of the UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast-- saw Creator/{{SEGA}} go from a major console developer to a third-party game publisher, ending the Creator/{{Nintendo}} vs. Creator/{{Sega}} console wars that defined the medium during the previous decade. And with the fall of Sega came the rise of the UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}}, UsefulNotes/{{Xbox}} and UsefulNotes/{{Playstation}}, where Microsoft and Sony essentially took their place among "Gaming's Big Three".
16th Nov '17 7:07:50 AM Dark_Lord_
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has this trope connected with DawnOfAnEra. The game consists of Shepard cleaning house and tying up all kinds of galactic-scale loose ends in preparation for the final battle. It's possible to cure the thousand-year DepopulationBomb inflicted on the krogan, and the centuries-long animosity between the quarians and the geth will come to a head one way or another. But all possible endings involve [[spoiler: the destruction / disabling of the entire mass relay network, and potentially most of the other advanced tech as well, pushing the galaxy into a new dark age.]]
** The extended endings add a more hopeful note, the implication being that galactic civilization eventually restores what was lost [[spoiler:and this time they don't have to worry about the Reapers anymore.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has this trope connected with DawnOfAnEra. The game consists of Shepard cleaning house and tying up all kinds of galactic-scale loose ends in preparation for the final battle.battle against the civilization destroying Reapers. It's possible to cure the thousand-year DepopulationBomb inflicted on the krogan, and the centuries-long animosity between the quarians and the geth will come to a head one way or another. But all possible The endings involve [[spoiler: the destruction / disabling of the entire mass relay network, and potentially most of game either result in Shepard taking control over the other advanced tech as well, pushing the galaxy into a new dark age.]]
** The extended endings add a more hopeful note, the implication being that galactic civilization eventually restores what was lost [[spoiler:and this time they don't have to worry about
Reapers, him destroying the Reapers anymore.]]or causing organic and synthetic live to merge together. Two of the three endings result in the Reapers turning into some sort of benevolent guardians, but the overall result is that the galaxy is now free of the Reaper threat, allowing civilizations to flourish without being destroyed after reaching a certain point in their development.
6th Nov '17 11:52:08 PM DeepRed
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** The [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/professor-thomas-weber-/strongmen-trump-liberal-world-order_b_9661636.html re-emergence of political strongmen]] in the early 21st Century such as Creator/DonaldTrump in America, UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, Recep Tayip Erdogan in UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}, and various populist nationalist leaders in Europe, is believed to have dealt a blow to the liberal democracy of the post-ColdWar period as described by Francis Fukuyama in "The End of History". Hostility towards international treaty-based economies, disdain towards migrants, and a desire to return to isolationalism may spell an end to globalized communities. Fukuyama himself has revisited the topic [[http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/america-the-failed-state-donald-trump with a noticeably gloomier outlook from his End of History thesis]].

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** The [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/professor-thomas-weber-/strongmen-trump-liberal-world-order_b_9661636.html re-emergence of political strongmen]] in the early 21st Century such as Creator/DonaldTrump in America, UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin in UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}, Recep Tayip Erdogan in UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}, and various populist nationalist leaders in Europe, is believed to have dealt a blow to the liberal democracy of the post-ColdWar period as described by Francis Fukuyama in "The End of History". Hostility towards international treaty-based economies, disdain towards migrants, and a desire to return to isolationalism isolationism may spell an end to globalized communities. Fukuyama himself has revisited the topic [[http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/america-the-failed-state-donald-trump with a noticeably gloomier outlook from his End of History thesis]].
6th Nov '17 11:45:28 PM DeepRed
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* A number of observers have seen the revelation of NSA's Project PRISM and other Internet surveillance as the end of idealism surrounding the Internet and its transition from a tool of emancipation to a means of social control. Internet idealism is also under attack from two other factors: the formation of [[InternetBackdraft echo chambers on social media]] that are reinforcing political polarisation, and the Internet of Things that is [[LuddWasRight perceived to have caused disruption]] to more bricks-and-mortar jobs than it has created.

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* A number of observers have seen the revelation of NSA's Project PRISM and other Internet surveillance as the end of idealism surrounding the Internet and its transition from a tool of emancipation to a means of social control. control.
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Internet idealism is also under attack from two other factors: the formation of [[InternetBackdraft echo chambers on social media]] that are [[BrokenBase reinforcing political polarisation, polarisation]], and the Internet of Things that is [[LuddWasRight perceived to have caused disruption]] to more bricks-and-mortar jobs than it has created.
29th Oct '17 2:48:52 PM DustSnitch
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* Halfway through the Hell of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the decline of humanity throughout the ages is visualized by a giant statue of crying old man. The tears are not water, but blood, and they don't come from the statue's eyes, but from it's many cracks. Looking at the statue's golden head, one would hardly be able to notice the tears, but looking down, the cracks in the statue become more and more pervasive as the statue's gold turns to silver, which turns to bronze, and then to iron, and finally to broken clay. From the tears of this crumbling monument to civilization comes the four rivers of Hell, which come together at [[{{Satan}} the Devil]]'s pit.
29th Oct '17 12:24:22 PM JulianLapostat
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* HarveyWeinstein's fall from grace in 2017 as a result of dozens of accusations of sexual assault(many from well known actresses like RoseMcGowan and AngelinaJolie)has been called by many as the end of the "boys club" mentality in Hollywood(as many companies are no longer willing to overlook to overlook and push accusations of assault under the rug, lest they risk meeting the same fate as The Weinstein Company) and the end of sexual assault not being taken seriously by soceity in general, as Weinstein's fall prompted many sexual assault victims in other industries to come forward as well and that directly led to people like RoyPrice and ChrisSavino losing their jobs. Though some say that ball got rolling in 2014 with the revelations that BillCosby had raped dozens of women over decades, the increased awareness of sexual assault led to others getting fired from FOXNews for sexual assault and led to internet personalities like DevinFaraci and HarryKnowles also getting exposed for sexual misconduct.

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* HarveyWeinstein's fall from grace in 2017 as a result of dozens of accusations of sexual assault(many from well known actresses like RoseMcGowan and AngelinaJolie)has been called by many as the end of the "boys club" mentality in Hollywood(as many companies are no longer willing to overlook to overlook and push accusations of assault under the rug, lest they risk meeting the same fate as The Weinstein Company) and the end of sexual assault not being taken seriously by soceity in general, as Weinstein's fall prompted many sexual assault victims in other industries to come forward as well and that directly led to people like RoyPrice and ChrisSavino losing their jobs. Though some say that ball got rolling in 2014 with the revelations that BillCosby had raped dozens of women over decades, the increased awareness of sexual assault led to others getting fired from FOXNews for sexual assault and led to internet personalities like DevinFaraci and HarryKnowles also getting exposed for sexual misconduct.
29th Oct '17 12:09:37 PM vexer
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* HarveyWeinstein's fall from grace in 2017 as a result of dozens of accusations of sexual assault(many from well known actresses like RoseMcGowan and AngelinaJolie)has been called by many as the end of the "boys club" mentality in Hollywood(as many companies are no longer willing to overlook to overlook and push accusations of assault under the rug, lest they risk meeting the same fate as The Weinstein Company) and the end of sexual assault not being taken seriously by soceity in general, as Weinstein's fall prompted many sexual assault victims in other industries to come forward as well and that directly led to people like RoyPrice and ChrisSavino losing their jobs. Though some say that ball got rolling in 2014 with the revelations that BillCosby had raped dozens of women over decades, the increased awareness of sexual assault led to others getting fired from FOXNews for sexual assault and led to internet personalities like DevinFaraci and HarryKnowles also getting exposed for sexual misconduct.
29th Oct '17 11:47:22 AM vexer
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* The rise of Netflix, Red Box, Hulu and other sites geared towards renting/streaming movies and t.v. shows online led to the decline and eventual extinction of Blockbuster and other video rental stores. Well as franchises anyway, there are still a few manager-owned stores still kicking.

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* The rise of Netflix, Red Box, Hulu and other sites geared towards renting/streaming movies and t.v. shows online led to the decline and eventual extinction of Blockbuster and other video rental stores. Well as franchises anyway, there are still a few manager-owned stores still kicking.
kicking. Cable TV also took a major hit.
29th Oct '17 11:45:35 AM vexer
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** Some say the 2016 election was also the end of moderate conservatism, as the GOP moved further to the right and started openly embracing the hate speech rhetoric of the alt-right, which led to more traditional republicans performing badly in elections.
28th Oct '17 1:39:52 PM nombretomado
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* In 1492, a mediocre sailor named ChristopherColumbus led three ships across the Atlantic in an attempt to reach China and India. What they found was [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericas something different]], and what happened next was nothing short of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt for Native Americans. European diseases spread far in advance of European settlers, killing up to 90% of the Indians infected (estimates for the number of Indians killed by disease at the time exceed ''ten million''). When the Europeans themselves followed, the results were no less tragic, with widespread pillaging, forced conversions, and genocide. Thousands of years of Native American civilization, including two of the mightiest empires the world had ever known, were destroyed in less than a century, leading to the concept of Indians as [[TheSavageIndian backwards primitives]].

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* In 1492, a mediocre sailor named ChristopherColumbus UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus led three ships across the Atlantic in an attempt to reach China and India. What they found was [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericas something different]], and what happened next was nothing short of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt for Native Americans. European diseases spread far in advance of European settlers, killing up to 90% of the Indians infected (estimates for the number of Indians killed by disease at the time exceed ''ten million''). When the Europeans themselves followed, the results were no less tragic, with widespread pillaging, forced conversions, and genocide. Thousands of years of Native American civilization, including two of the mightiest empires the world had ever known, were destroyed in less than a century, leading to the concept of Indians as [[TheSavageIndian backwards primitives]].
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