It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the 2020s, isn’t it?

I feel like only yesterday it was 2005…or maybe 2010…

But here we are!

And we’re getting to that time when we’re starting to miss stuff from the 2000s.

What things from the early 2000s need to make big comebacks?

Here’s what folks on AskReddit had to say about this.

1. See through.

“See through casing for our technology.

See through phones, game boys, computers, they were the sh*t!”

2. Bring it on!

“Sidekick phone.

I can afford one now.

My parents can’t say no anymore.”

3. A positive era.

“I really miss the Wild West feeling of the internet and how it felt like it was full of people’s personal passion projects, sh*tty garish websites all about their hobby or niche interest.

We weren’t ruled by online life or connectivity, but you did have the advantage of being reachable if needed. Mobiles were great once we persuaded elderly relatives to get one in case they had a fall, but no-one was on them all the time because we weren’t really using them to access the internet.

And the internet was something you connected to and disconnected from, and wasn’t as central to our lives or as commercialised as now, but it was comprehensive enough that we already had the ‘information superhighway’ where you could find out so much information.

I actually liked some of the fashion too, and it just felt more ‘fun’ than serious.

The early 2000s were a positive era. As someone else said, it felt like the only way to go was up.”

4. Lookin’ cool.


I wasn’t allowed to have them as a kid, so I’d love to normalize it as a method of travel as opposed to something like hover boards, especially since you don’t have to figure out where to put them when you reach your destination—they just be chillin in your shoes.

Also, entirely human powered, no electricity, so much better environmental footprint.”

5. Great comedies.

“I wish as many good big comedy movies came out now as in the 2000s.”

6. That’s crazy.

“Being anonymous online.

Back in the day you wouldn’t put any personal information out there.

My friend is trying to date online and he’s been told multiple times it’s a red flag that he has no social media.

It’s all crazy.”

7. Yes we can!

“Just the energy of the early 2000s.

I don’t know why, but it seemed like back then we had a lot more people and companies with the “because we can” attitude.”

8. Through the roof.

“House prices.

The housing market in 2020s is way too pricey, and renting is no longer a viable option because those prices raised too!”

9. Where did it go?


It seems like every Emo and Pop-Punk band from 2005 have turned into electronic pop artist.

I miss the days when you could actually hear a guitar on the radio.”

10. Both of these things.

“MySpace. They didn’t sell our information.

Also, Pop Music that’s fun instead of trying too hard to be edgy and depressing.”

11. Put on your blades!


I remember I stopped watching the Xgames once they removed Blading. Skiing is the closest thing to it still popular these days.

Is just so smooth and stylish and I feel like it needs a fair shake so people can see how far it has come.

It can definitely hold its own next to skateboarding and BMX.”

12. Revolution rock.

“System of a Down.

There’s so much social and political cr*p going on.

I really want Serj and Daron to sing and scream about it in a simultaneously very serious and very silly way.”

13. You need that separation.

“I miss when workplaces recognized the separation of work and home life.

As in, if I posted a dumb video of me trying to do a kick flip on a skateboard, my workplace won’t try to take action against me for doing so.

I agree with workplaces getting involved on some level, but ultimately, just stop stalking the cr*p out of me.”

What do you think needs to make a comeback from the early 2000s?

Talk to us in the comments.

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