15 Facts About Current Times That Will Definitely Go Down in History Books

Antiquity is associated with Socrates’ works and Alexander the Great’s conquests. And the Middle Ages were about witchhunts and the Age of Discovery. We can’t help but wonder how future generations will remember our modern time, the beginning of the 21st century.

Of course, we can’t guarantee that all these facts will be included in the new history books, but they sure have a great chance.

1. Development of computer technology in cinema

15 Facts About Current Times That Will Definitely Go Down in History Books

Nowadays, very few films are produced without the use of special effects. One of the most recent examples of this can bee seen in the main character of Alita: Battle Angel. The eyes of the cyborg girl look unnaturally big as if she was a manga character. In order to achieve this effect, the face of the actress, Rosa Salazar was shot with a special motion capture technology and the eyes were made bigger with the help of computer software.

Additionally, in the 21st century, not even death can stop you from having a movie career. Modern technology allows popular singers to appear in front of their fans as a hologram. This happened to Michael Jackson — he died in 2009 and 5 years later, he “sang” his hits in a show in Las Vegas.

2. Remote work and online lecturers

15 Facts About Current Times That Will Definitely Go Down in History Books

The 21st century is the golden age for freelancers and also for the people who don’t like being in the same place for a long time. Many IT-specialists prefer working remotely and blogging is a real business today.

Even college professors can give lectures online for foreign students who live in other cities. The Imperial College London is going even further with this: they’re going to have lectures taught by holograms of professors!

3. Holograms as a kind of art

15 Facts About Current Times That Will Definitely Go Down in History Books

Art is also becoming more digitalized. Holographic ballet dancers appear on stages and in museums where we can see digital copies of them in exhibits.

Even auction houses use holograms. One of them showed the same object to people from London and from Hong Kong. As a result, a participant from Hong Kong bought a piece of art solely based on seeing it as a hologram.

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