Why Millennials are the Most Dialectical Generation To Date
Digital innovations, such as social media and digital magazines/blogs, have given everyone the opportunity to access global content for free, with minimal effort on their part. Everyone has the ability to view content from across the globe, and the ability to get a lot of information in a short amount of time from multiple points of view. Even with the widespread access, it seems that Millennials are the most tech-savvy generation to date. What effect has these innovations had on an entire generation? The ability to gather more information in a short amount of time (faster than older generations) and use different forms of language (movie/music references and cultural jokes). This unofficial language is used with different people in different ways in a short amount of time. For example, the slang a teenager may use when speaking to a friend is not the same kind of language that would be used when speaking to an extended family member. With new applications, or “apps” popping up, some with the sole purpose of teaching a user how to speak another language, most of them being free, people have another way to gather information very easily on their part. With this much access to virtually everything, the Millennial generation has almost obsessed with speed in all aspects of life; from the microwaves that heat our food to the cars, phones, and cleansers all competing to be the fastest. It has given older generations reason enough to call the Millennial generation the “Instant Gratification” generation, in a way mocking us for our obsession with speed.