The millennials are the children of technology, born in a new obsessive culture influenced heavily by the internet and technological advances. With this upcoming tech-savvy generation new fields are emerging and the general scope of everyday existence is gradually broadening before our eyes.
The future is here.
In Smarter Than You Think Clive Thompson details the role that technology played in protesting the construction of a $1.6 billion plant in China. Over 5,000 people protested, but it all started with a small group of students. The idea that social networking and other interactive online mediums could have such a huge and successful effect on the world is astonishing. It brings into focus the idea that one individual matters and can make a difference in the world with a little help from social networks and quite literally, your friends.