It seems as if time is speeding up. And yet somethings don't change.
Take the 1951 movie THE THING. It took nearly 30 years for Carpenter to do a remake in 1982.
Yet it has been almost 30 years from Carpenter's remake to the 2011 prequel!
More changed from 1951-1982 than 1982-2011.
Each decade in the past seems to have had its own theme. The roaring twenties...the sixties, that 70's show, the 1980s/MTV, etc.
That seems to be gone--it's all a splage now.