No, I do not think that the 1980s were better than the 2000s since the decade of the 2000s had more technology and a better economy as a whole. Even though a lot happened in the 1980s including a stable economy and growth, I think that with the technology boom of the 2000s makes it the better decade.
Without a doubt, the 2000s were far better then the 1980s. From a technology standpoint, they were far more advanced. Transportation in the 2000s were better, with high speed railways, better MPG, and safer flights. From a medical standpoint, there are much better means of treating diseases and increasing the lifespan of humans.