I don’t really follow the standard terms for what generations come after the Baby Boomers (BB), due to many of these names being seemingly being made up on the spot and really don’t tell you much about the group. It doesn’t matter to me how many “generations” of people have occurred between the BB and the current generations, I think most people after the mid-60s are likely broken by technology. Don’t take this to exclude all of the BB, because many have indeed jumped onto the technology train.
What am I talking about and where am I going? I think with more current generations there is a high use of technology that wasn’t in place even several years ago, and we opt to use it rather than performing actions as our predecessors. In my example, I am going to explain how the alarm clock has changed over the generations:
1. People would wake up in the morning because there wasn’t any reason to stay up after dark.
2. People started staying up late to watch tv, and needed alarm clocks to jolt them awake at the correct time to get to work.
People need to have alarm clocks in other rooms and snooze buttons to break any form of natural sleep pattern to operate their lives in a tired haze.
Call me old fashioned, but I hardly can find any reasons that going to sleep “like an old person” at 8 pm has any downfalls unless you are trying to catch the 9/10 o’clock news. Whereas being up hours before you go to work actually gives you functional time to get things done and come 8 am you seem to better prepared for your day.
Do you think that current generations are using technology more as a crutch in most instances? Rather having it as a backup, it is used as first and last line of defense to having a “normal day”? I’d like to hear your thoughts!