First, let me thank the reader for diving into the information presented here; stay with me, you might leave with some insight!
Let us begin with what the post-millennial generation, or “Generation Z” if you’re so inclined, is (I will use the term Gen Z as it is easier and more efficient to type than post-millennial, not because I am a fan of the “everything must have a cool sounding name” trope).
Gen Z are the scions of the 21st century in a way that their parents are not:
- Gen Z is more detached from the conventions of the late 20th century than their parents who were raised at the culmination of a marketing experiment that brought the age of consumerism into what is now almost deeper than many organized religions
- Gen Z is a generation more likely to be invested in the process of making things work (and therefore understanding the why and how things work rather than simply expecting technology to answer to their every whim) and improving on the foundations already laid down
- Gen Z is thought by many to be the ‘builders’ generation rather than their millennial ‘founder’ parents, more likely to stabilize, adapt, and innovate than their somewhat entitlement drove parents who caused disruption to change the cultures from the ground up
As with everything today, our world continues to be impacted by ever-evolving technologies in every area of the imagination; particularly as it relates to how we view and interact with the world around us.
As Gen Z comes into its own, they will be a generation akin in many ways to the post-depression era of the US; a generation that builds on the vision of the previous one to move humanity forward.
In my next post, I will talk about how Gen Z is likely to help our culture stabilize at a crucial time in our history, and how influencing this generation is critical to further the agendas of those who hope to be calling the shots decades from today.
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