posted on May, 21 2012 @ 10:03 AM
I think it's pretty obvious the Gen Y is the most "intelligent" generation (maybe because I am one? okay, enough self pop shots) because we've had
access to instant information for some time now. It's easy to be educated when you live in a world where if you have question, it's keystrokes away
from an answer (though, hunting deeper than the first link is always a good idea. Most of my generation are familar enough with the net to know this
though and how to work it). When any world event is at our finger tips pretty much in real time. The previous generations simply wern't privy to
that. But they did build the infastructure to make it so. We simply innovate and improve on them in ways that are mind boggling.
So maybe intelligent isn't the right term, as it's realitive. After all, the farmers of my wife's family make me look pretty dumb on the farm. But
let's see how well they handle a computer. See, it's a diffrent kind of knowledge, really, is all. Our education backgrounds are diffrent.
That being said, my 87 year old grandfather can work a comp as well as any kid of my day and age, so there are always exceptions with the generations,
too. That WW2 generation is a hard working never say die lot.
The Baby Boomers did bring us social revolution, which in itself is a high sign of intelligence.
Much as the Baby Boomers had to know how to operate machinary of their day and age, our machines are now more brain based, instead of body based.
We're moving into a world where manual labor just isn't going to make sense (I firmly believe robots will soon replace more than just the
autoworker). We already are seeing this transformation in the military. While man will always be present on the field, why risk a pilot or a solider
when I just send in a drone with a big enough bomb to blow the whole spot away? All the sudden all that video game time that our parents told us were
a waste are paying off. We're smart enough to build a society to suit our needs, with the tech we have, just as they were in their day and age and
Now, this in no way suggests Baby Boomers are ignorant. And I believe their wisdom shows in their influence in politics. It takes a clever soul to
build a system of acceptence and social care that they have built. It has it's bumps, but that's okay. Every generation improves upon the last
one's work. Atleast, that's the goal, the human drive right?
I know there are moments of "civilization falls" that could contridict that, but we always rebuild from the ashes, and keep truckin forward.
If anything, I think the Lost Generation was the dumbest. They had alot of things going for them, and all they managed was the Great Depression, a
world war, that once they "won" it, led to well, another world war. That's not even touching on how they treated the desposed of thier time. The
infirm and uneducated. Heck, you needed more workers, that seven year old seems fit for the mine. Good job guys ^.~