10 Concepts That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago
It was 2004, and "blog" was the word of the year. A newborn network called TheFacebook was only known to a few college students.
I was busy planning my (very cheap, very DIY) wedding ceremony via wedding forums and blogs; at work, I was making the case to my boss that enabling comments on the site would not "cheapen the experience."
It was a different world.
Some phenomena of 2014—like Bitcoin and clandestine phone surveillance and 3-D printing—still feel very "the future is now!" to me, and I can hardly believe they exist … but I really have to stop and try to remember life without these 10 concepts.