Born between the mid-90s and early 2010s, Gen Z stands out as the most digitally savvy, ecologically alert, and multicultural generation to date.
Dive into these lesser-known facets of the tech-native age group:
1. Closed Captions, Open Minds: Think beyond mere volume adjustments or anxiety over missing out on dialogue. A significant chunk of both Millennials and Gen Z are amplifying their TV binges by consistently switching on subtitles. Whether for clearer understanding or individual liking, they catch every uttered syllable.
2. Naming the Next: Post-Gen Z, what do we label the upcoming generation? Logic suggests we roll with Generation Alpha, considering the Greek Alphabet trend after X, Y, and Z. Yet, the final call remains undecided. Whether they become known as Gen Alpha or perhaps a catchy Gen Tech, one certainty emerges: they’re on track to become the most prosperous, scholarly, and tech-ready age group we’ve seen.
3. Evolving Game Spectators: The echoing cheers in sports arenas might have fewer Gen Z voices contributing. In America, a mere 53% of this generation self-identify as sports enthusiasts, a contrast to the larger 63% adult average and the 69% representation by millennials. Even more strikingly, Gen Z is veering away from live sports broadcasts, with a rising number opting out of watching.
4. Rhythms of the Past: Hum a tune from legendary bands like The Beatles or even the Rolling Stones, and while older generations might hum along, many from Gen Z might give puzzled looks. Classic anthems spanning from the swinging 60s to the grungy 90s seem to be less echoed among this newer age group, signaling a generational musical transition.
5. Eco Pulse: Gen Z pulses with an acute awareness of our planet’s health. Both Millennials and Gen Z are vocal about the human-led contributors to climate distress, such as rampant deforestation, fossil fuel consumption, and industrial waste. Yet, there’s a knowledge chasm – a fraction grasp the environmental repercussions of our global meat-eating habits.