I think everything will be different now, there will be a new age of everything, starting now - political, social, economic, regarding our relationship with nature - anything and everything will be different and better. I believe that it took things like: economic calamity - Recession/Depression v2.0; political calamity (8 years of dismantling hundreds years of governmental democratic evolution); social upheaval (we'll just use this suicide on line thing as an example) for us as a society to realize we've hit rock bottom. Now we climb our way back up!
The only thing that will be the same is that the BEATLES RULE!!!
P.S. I'm only half kidding about the 80 year old bit, I feel the same way sometimes, so I guess that makes me an octagenarian also.