Why Millennials Must Be The Future But Adapt For The Present
The generation faces a changing work environment, which author David Burstein explored in his book 'Fast Future' and in a conversation with PSFK.
“You Are The Future.” So writes David Burstein at the beginning of his publication, ‘Fast Future: How The Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World.” This well-worn phrase has often been repeated at graduation speeches, conventions and one-on-one conversations between embittered kids and their parents. But Burstein raises another issue. The Millennial may be the future, but he or she is also the present, and needs to take charge of that responsibility.
As Burstein defines it, the Millennial Generation is composed of individuals born between 1980 and 1994, which, due to today’s population growth, compose about 1/3 of the global population. Because of today’s interconnected society, they are more in touch than their parents’ generation and even those before them. This group must, however, attend to the issue of adapting to and coping with the changes in the world and the environment that have come about due to the impact of technology and our increasing reliance on it.