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Things that are much older than you thought

By Zeleb.es of The Daily Digest | Slide 1 of 13: For many, 1990 is a thing of the near past – a past that is part of their childhood, adolescence, or even their adult life. At the same time, we tend to take the year 2050 as a futuristic reference and a date so far away that it’s not graspable. Well, just to put these dates into perspective: today we are closer to 2050 than to 1990 – in case you hadn’t done the math.

What is further away: 1990 or 2050?

For many, 1990 is a thing of the near past – a past that is part of their childhood, adolescence, or even their adult life. At the same time, we tend to take the year 2050 as a futuristic reference and a date so far away that it’s not graspable. Well, just to put these dates into perspective: today we are closer to 2050 than to 1990 – in case you hadn’t done the math.

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