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(AsiaOne)   Just when you got over your loathsome contempt for Generation Y, here comes Generation Z. "Their intellectual nurturing is largely supported by electronic gadgets and the Web"   (business.asiaone.com) divider line 89
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2013-07-30 04:34:37 AM
The most connected generation ever.  This could get interesting.
 
2013-07-30 07:21:41 AM
I never got over my loathsome contempt for Gen Y, but Gen Z kids just seem like a different species to me.

#getoffmylawn
 
2013-07-30 07:26:06 AM
Most Americans intellectual nurturing came from the TV, so this is a big improvement.
 
2013-07-30 07:49:03 AM
The 'tubes might be used by some people to post lolcats all day long, but there's no denying that it's the single greatest source of information (as long as you source it) in humanity's history.

The problem, of course, is motivating people to use it for, uh, things other than lolcats.

Look, I remember when I was in college in the 90s. Not exactly ancient history but computers were still expensive as hell and considered a luxury. So I had to actually put on pants and go to the library if I needed to know the GDP of Madagascar. In hindsight, it sucked balls, but in those days we chewed bark from trees and we liked it.

I remember typing all my sh*t on a Brother word processor, which had a floppy I could use with the computers in the library (formatting was a b*tch). And we took handwritten notes in class. I can't believe it's only been about 20 years but already we've perfected a tool that changes the world. I guess they thought this about the automobile as well.
 
2013-07-30 07:55:16 AM

dickfreckle: The problem, of course, is motivating people to use it for, uh, things other than lolcats.


Er, I make dick and fart jokes several times a day, (Christ, look at my sophomoric login), but my point is that with some discipline, all this connectivity we have is the best thing to ever happen to us.
 
2013-07-30 08:01:28 AM
We live in a world where anyone anywhere at anytime can find out anything.

This is a good thing, not a bad thing.

If I had my way we would all have some sort of computer built inside ourselves providing Internet access directly to our brain.
 
2013-07-30 08:22:20 AM
None of my contempts is loathsome.
 
2013-07-30 08:22:26 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Most Americans intellectual nurturing came from the TV, so this is a big improvement.


shiat up Epteins mom.
 
2013-07-30 08:23:53 AM
Shut up. Not shiat. Farming gen Z bug
 
2013-07-30 08:30:43 AM
 So, their intellectual nurturing comes from reddit?  That'll be interesting.
 
2013-07-30 08:37:19 AM
Gen Z's numbers are fairly small, at 23 million globally, but they are growing rapidly.

They are the children of Gen X and their birth dates are from 1995 to 2002.

wat
 
2013-07-30 08:45:08 AM
Unlike Gen Y, Gen Z are more aware of security, more cautious and more connected.
This is because they are born in an era when global terrorism is rampant and environmental calamities are regular occurrences.
- See more at: http://business.asiaone.com/news/go-getting-generation-z-comes-age#st h ash.GC6hJQkE.dpufAs a Gen Xer raising a Z-child, let me tell you - those little bastards are weird.
 
2013-07-30 08:51:26 AM

cman: We live in a world where anyone anywhere at anytime can find out anything.

This is a good thing, not a bad thing.


Sort of. There's a lot of garbage out there, too, so if you don't know how to filter out the good from the bad, that's fairly useless. And even then, sometimes it's like a dog chasing a car: even if he finally catches one, he won't have a clue what to do with it.
 
2013-07-30 09:10:40 AM

basemetal: So, their intellectual nurturing comes from reddit?  That'll be interesting.


Just wait for the kids nutured by gelbooru and 4chan

...that outta give you nightmares at night
 
2013-07-30 09:11:00 AM
I remember a passage, in "Hyperion" by Dan Simmons, where an artist goes to a cocktail party, and talks to an elderly socialite who talks to him like she knows everything there is to know about his work, his life, etc... actually, she's meanwhile accessing all information about him via neural interface, and did not even know who he was before meeting him, but because information is immediately available at all time, she can fake erudition with no problem.

I think we are actually approaching this point. We are going to become a species of ignorant people with easy access to the entirety of human culture.
 
2013-07-30 09:11:54 AM
I'm old enough to notice that people have gotten progressively more intelligent and informed since the dawn of the Internet Age. I fully expect this trend to continue.
 
2013-07-30 09:12:25 AM

cman: We live in a world where anyone anywhere at anytime can find out anything.

This is a good thing, not a bad thing.

If I had my way we would all have some sort of computer built inside ourselves providing Internet access directly to our brain.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-07-30 09:12:26 AM
It's pleasantly surprising to see someone talking about generations without bemoaning "the youth of today." Those people always come across as sad old people. That said,

This is because they are born in an era when global terrorism is rampant and environmental calamities are regular occurrences.

is a fine example of hysteria.
 
2013-07-30 09:12:32 AM
Could someone identify for me the person or persons who gets to decide when a particular generation starts and ends, because I would like to kill them.
 
2013-07-30 09:12:56 AM
Old men yell at cloud computing
 
2013-07-30 09:14:59 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: basemetal: So, their intellectual nurturing comes from reddit?  That'll be interesting.

Just wait for the kids nutured by gelbooru and 4chan

...that outta give you nightmares at night


Those who live if fark houses shouldn't throw stones
 
2013-07-30 09:15:48 AM
Can you stop with these stupid generational headlines as a means to biatch about people in general? It's farking pathetic.
 
2013-07-30 09:16:31 AM
The problems come when the power goes out and they can't look it up anymore.
 
2013-07-30 09:17:01 AM

dickfreckle: The 'tubes might be used by some people to post lolcats all day long, but there's no denying that it's the single greatest source of information (as long as you source it) in humanity's history.

The problem, of course, is motivating people to use it for, uh, things other than lolcats.

Look, I remember when I was in college in the 90s. Not exactly ancient history but computers were still expensive as hell and considered a luxury. So I had to actually put on pants and go to the library if I needed to know the GDP of Madagascar. In hindsight, it sucked balls, but in those days we chewed bark from trees and we liked it.

I remember typing all my sh*t on a Brother word processor, which had a floppy I could use with the computers in the library (formatting was a b*tch). And we took handwritten notes in class. I can't believe it's only been about 20 years but already we've perfected a tool that changes the world. I guess they thought this about the automobile as well.


I had a 286 in the 90's during college. Man that thing was a piece of shiat but it got the job done....on a 9 pin printer. I think the kids today have a wonderful opportunity to learn in a way we never could. All I had was the library out of the house or my parents and a dusty set of Funk and Wagnalls at home. I don't understand why it's stupid. Is it just because it's not what Subby grew up with?
In my middle-age life, thanks to the internet, I've learned to cook better, crochet and fix a multitude of things around the house. I, for one, welcome our internet overlords.

www.socialtechpop.com
 
2013-07-30 09:17:10 AM
We're not calling them "Millennials" anymore?
 
2013-07-30 09:19:05 AM
Are we labeling generations like spreadsheets? "Look out, Generation Z, Generation AA is right behind you!"
 
2013-07-30 09:19:38 AM
There is nothing different about the new "generation".  You're just old and you hate it.
 
2013-07-30 09:22:47 AM

Ned Stark: Those who live if fark houses shouldn't throw stones


We, and I use that term collectively, still remember masturbating to JC Penny bra catalogs. That tends to ground you in reality a little more and have an appreciation for what we have. They won't know a day in their lives where the sickest shiat in the world is only a touch away.
 
2013-07-30 09:23:08 AM
Well, given how inept Gen Y is, it is not going to be hard for Gen Z to look better in comparison.
 
2013-07-30 09:24:09 AM
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Who wants a free MIT course?

Or perhaps, Yale?
http://oyc.yale.edu/

How about 725 free courses?
http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
 
2013-07-30 09:24:40 AM

Rapmaster2000: There is nothing different about the new "generation".  You're just old and you hate it.


People talk about generations so they don't have to talk about class.
 
2013-07-30 09:26:45 AM
They'll still prove to be much less destructive than the Baby Boomer generation.
 
2013-07-30 09:27:00 AM
So GenY are mini-boomers and GenZ are mini-GenXs?

This is about to get good.
 
2013-07-30 09:27:07 AM
katerbug72:
In my middle-age life, thanks to the internet, I've learned to cook better, crochet and fix a multitude of things around the house. I, for one, welcome our internet overlords.

THIS!

I'm a 40-something year old who is learning Java and Chinese.  I'm hoping to find a good free Logic course soon.

It's a great time to be alive!
 
2013-07-30 09:27:09 AM
I wish generalizing about an entire generation was looked upon the same as generalizing about a race or ethnicity.

That read like someone had a deadline to beat.
 
2013-07-30 09:30:55 AM

Snarfangel: Are we labeling generations like spreadsheets? "Look out, Generation Z, Generation AA is right behind you!"


Gen AA?
In that case I'm buying stock in alcohol and coffee (for all that coffee they drink at AA meetings!)
 
2013-07-30 09:32:08 AM

Sgygus: The most connected generation ever.  This could get interesting.


You could say this about every generation stretching back to the beginning of time.
 
2013-07-30 09:34:44 AM
Based on what i've seen so far, most of them are doing it wrong.

LOLCats indeed.
 
2013-07-30 09:35:47 AM

Rapmaster2000: There is nothing different about the new "generation".  You're just old and you hate it.


Clearly growing up with the constant ability to access the sum total of information on the internet will not change culture at all.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com

Or you're just stupid.

One of the two.
 
2013-07-30 09:39:46 AM
The generation coming after mine is fine.  Chill, you idiots.  With any luck, we won't screw them out of economic investedness as much as the boomers screwed us and X.
 
2013-07-30 09:41:41 AM
BullBearMS:

Clearly growing up with the constant ability to access the sum total of information on the internet will not change culture at all.

You are not a precious and unique snowflake.
 
2013-07-30 09:41:48 AM

ikanreed: The generation coming after mine is fine.  Chill, you idiots.  With any luck, we won't screw them out of economic investedness as much as the boomers screwed us and X.


I think as "Y" gets elected by "Z" we will start to see changes, slowly.
 
2013-07-30 09:47:43 AM
yo dude
watz up?
wat r u doin?
nutn u?
nutn
LOL
LULZ
sux 2 b u
sux 2 b u 2

Paging Mr. Darwin. Paging Mr. Dawin.
Conected indeed.

/my lawn
//its gone
///off my dirt hooligan
 
2013-07-30 09:49:27 AM

BullBearMS: Clearly growing up with the constant ability to access the sum total of information on the internet will not change culture at all.


Unfortunately most people just don't seem to possess much intellectual curiosity. I regularly encounter the exact same misinformation and BS talking points from people under 30 as above.
 
2013-07-30 09:52:12 AM

ikanreed: The generation coming after mine is fine.  Chill, you idiots.  With any luck, we won't screw them out of economic investedness as much as the boomers screwed us and X.


Yea, see... Here's the thing.

The way the previous generations screwed you out of economic opportunity was voting for the Democrats and Republicans who negotiated all the free trade agreements that allowed the filthy rich to move all the manufacturing jobs out of the United States.

The first Bush started the negotiations that set this into motion and they were completed by Clinton. Both parties lied and claimed that these free trade agreements would mean more jobs in the United States.

Then there was this funny looking guy who said that the end result would be all the jobs leaving the United States. The funny looking guy was telling the truth. The Democrats and Republicans were lying for their wealthy masters.

I haven't noticed anybody in Gen Y doing anything but supporting those same two political parties who screwed over the nation.

So yes. Gen Z is going to blame you for the clusterfark you are leaving them.
 
2013-07-30 09:54:33 AM

generallyso: BullBearMS: Clearly growing up with the constant ability to access the sum total of information on the internet will not change culture at all.

Unfortunately most people just don't seem to possess much intellectual curiosity. I regularly encounter the exact same misinformation and BS talking points from people under 30 as above.


I actually thought about 20 years ago that there would come a day when I wouldn't hear completely incorrect facts because people could access correct facts at a moment's notice.  That was incredibly naive.

The reality is, information is accessible to those who want it, and always not accessed by those who don't.  This is true if you're a monk in 500 AD or one of the Americans who says that taxes are the highest they've ever been.
 
2013-07-30 09:55:23 AM

generallyso: BullBearMS: Clearly growing up with the constant ability to access the sum total of information on the internet will not change culture at all.

Unfortunately most people just don't seem to possess much intellectual curiosity. I regularly encounter the exact same misinformation and BS talking points from people under 30 as above.


There will always be shallow people, I'm afraid.
 
2013-07-30 09:56:35 AM

BullBearMS: Rapmaster2000: There is nothing different about the new "generation".  You're just old and you hate it.

Clearly growing up with the constant ability to access the sum total of information on the internet will not change culture at all.

[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 500x496]

Or you're just stupid.

One of the two.


mlkshk.com

Hi there. Remember me?

//'83 - LostGen - Too young for X, too old for Y
 
2013-07-30 09:58:05 AM

BullBearMS: ikanreed: The generation coming after mine is fine.  Chill, you idiots.  With any luck, we won't screw them out of economic investedness as much as the boomers screwed us and X.

Yea, see... Here's the thing.

The way the previous generations screwed you out of economic opportunity was voting for the Democrats and Republicans who negotiated all the free trade agreements that allowed the filthy rich to move all the manufacturing jobs out of the United States.

The first Bush started the negotiations that set this into motion and they were completed by Clinton. Both parties lied and claimed that these free trade agreements would mean more jobs in the United States.

Then there was this funny looking guy who said that the end result would be all the jobs leaving the United States. The funny looking guy was telling the truth. The Democrats and Republicans were lying for their wealthy masters.

I haven't noticed anybody in Gen Y doing anything but supporting those same two political parties who screwed over the nation.

So yes. Gen Z is going to blame you for the clusterfark you are leaving them.


OMG, it's a Ross Perot fan in the wild. We must capture you for posterity.
 
2013-07-30 09:58:32 AM

Rapmaster2000: I actually thought about 20 years ago that there would come a day when I wouldn't hear completely incorrect facts because people could access correct facts at a moment's notice.


Yet now, you have the ability to "stupid" shame them and cite the correct information in a weblinked manner anyone can instantly follow.
 
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