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1922: heroin

1932: alchohol

1942: nicotine

1952: amphetamines

1962: marijuana

1972: acid

1982: crack cocaine

1992: crystal meth

2002: X

2012: smartphones




So now capitalism itself is the opium of the people?


Given my fascination with things dopamineagenic and their interplay in modern consumer commerce, that is a very insightful observation.

Note that Marx's version is usually given as "the opiate of the masses", but still.


Not really that insightful... [0]

[0]http://www.wbenjamin.org/passageways.html


Why are smartphones capitalism and not drugs. If anything drugs prove the workings of makets better then smartphones. The drugs market shows that markets work even in a state of anarchy.


You should throw HN somewhere on there as well. ;)


You forgot 'Tickle me Elmo' back in 2008.


tickle me elmo was a craze in 1996


And Tickle me Elmo on fire was 2006. youtube.com/watch?v=xLaHpl7CmRU


2002: Internet? :)


I think he was referring to MDMA when he said "X"


Ah, makes sense.




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