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20 Normal Things We Take For Granted That Would Have Seemed Insane 20 Years Ago

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20 years ago, life seemed so much simpler, didn't it? No cell phones tracking your every move, accidentally drunk texting your ex at a party and you definitely didn't have to worry about who was shaming who on social media.

Well here are some of the things you wouldn't have believed if you hadn't lived to see them!

1. People would skydive from space

Do you remember in the 90's when bungee jumping was all the rage? Well Felix Baumgartner one-upped that in 2012 when he made a jump- from space! With the help of a special suit that prevented him from being vaporized on his re-entry to earth, it paved the way for Alan Eustace to jump from an even greater height in 2014.

2. We could watch everything on our phones

If you had told me that the brick of a cell phone that my mom had in her purse or my old school Nokia flip phone would one day turn into a device I could watch my favorite shows, videos and what is happening live in the world somewhere right now, I would have said you were crazy.

3. Wearable Tech

When we were growing up, high-tech working out meant getting yourself into spandex and popping in a video. Now we have Fitbits that count your steps, thumb monitors that keep track of your heart rate, Google Glass and more. All worn with the best Lululemon and Under Armor apparel while you attend your Zumba workouts or spin class.

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4. Pluto would no longer be a planet

Remember in school how we learned all the planets? Ever thought that two decades later things would change and what we learned was actually wrong? The coolest planet farthest from the sun was actually demoted to a dwarf planet and not part of our solar system anymore.

5. The internet is everywhere

When you were listening to the sound of your computer dialing-up to the internet, did you ever think that you could be online in your car, at the park or even while flying in an airplane. Technology is a crazy thing!

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6. Coffee is no longer just coffee

Would you like steamed milk? Whipped cream? Is it fair trade? Remember how every 90's TV series had a coffeehouse in it and they would order just a cup of coffee? Can you imagine Rachael's face if someone ordered an Americana, skim, extra hot, no whip at Central Perk? Nope, she would probably quit on the spot.

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7. Changing the channel with your smartphone

Remember arguing about who would get up to change the channel on the tube TV you had your living room? If you had told me that I could change the channel with my phone from anywhere in the room I would have been baffled.

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8. Cars would drive on the moon

Forgot about the cool advancements in the auto industry on earth, 20 years ago it would have been unimaginable that we could drive a car on Mars, from the comfort of our own planet none-the-less.

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9. Ashton Kutcher would become Steve Jobs

In the late 90's two things caught our attention: Steve Jobs rejoined Apple and Ashton Kutcher filmed the pilot for That '70s Show, where he played a dumb pothead we all remember as Kelso. Today, Jobs passed away young, and Kutcher played him in a biopic. Oh, and Kelso and Jackie got married in real life. Crazy!

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It keeps getting crazier from here.

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