A world without the internet and emails is one zoomer cannot imagine. Recently, 52-year-old Kathy Torrence received a text from her 21-year-old son asking her how college functioned before email. The conversation made them realize how different the two generations were.
When her son’s class was canceled, and he was notified through email, he wondered how things worked before such communication was invented. Zoomers or Gen Z is the latest named generation. They include those born around 1996 and 2015. They should be around 5 to 24 years old.
Most of them played with tablets or phones owned by their parents. They possibly owned a mobile phone by age 10. They spend an average of 3 hours per day on their phone.
Kathy’s son was exposed to a computer at 3. His first phone was in 6th grade. He has a Rasberry Pie, an iPad, several laptops, and a new phone he bought with earnings from summer jobs.
He is a French minor, music minor, computer science minor, and a math major in college. He is a college senior having nearly a 4.0 GPA. He does well in science and math.
He is good at handling new technology. He did two research projects in the summer, one in Brown and the other in UCLA. He is now doing his applications for mathematics to graduate schools.