That reminds me of this song:
Hindrocket (I’m such an old-timer I still call him that) asks at Powerline, Why Does the Past Seem So Far Away? and answers:
In part, because we so often see it in black and white. But the world has, for some thousands of years at least, looked much as it does now.
He’s right, of course. And now that video is so widely distributed and replayed, it’s why 2010 looks a lot like 1985 with less moussed hair and more cell phones.