I found this article via @remcopijpers and I think it’s a sad thing. We still love giving generations names, while there are often more differences inside groups of people of the same age rather than between different so-called generations.
He notes that whereas millennials were digital natives (note of PDB, that’s wrong), the next generation is filled with social media natives. If boomers were hippies who dropped out, Gen-X’ers were slackers who sat out and millennials are either narcissists or passionate entrepreneurs, posts will be pragmatists who care about connection more than wealth, he says.
“Posts will be defined by being connected, both from a technological standpoint and a social standpoint,” says Mr. Hess (at right), who’s based in Chicago. “They have a global sensibility, they don’t think money matters much and they’re not interested in taking on debt. They’re not colossally ambitious, perhaps as a coping mechanism, but they’re optimistic in the face of economic challenges.”
Read the article here.
Check this research by Twenge et al and see how there is more continuity and small evolutions rather than revolutions in youth. Many of those perceived differences are more related to being young, check this:
This was 1976:
This was 1985?