As technology and society continue to evolve, there are some things that millennials grew up with that Gen Z will never be able to enjoy or experience. From simpler times to pre-9/11 security, here are eight things that millennials grew up with that Gen Z will never experience.
Millennials were able to do something stupid as a kid and not worry about it being immortalized on the internet. “Do something stupid as a kid and not worry about it being immortalized on the internet,” one millennial wrote.
Before smartphones and constant connectivity, it was okay to be unreachable. “It was ok to be unreachable,” one millennial wrote.
Millennials remember what it was like not to have the internet as an ever-present distraction. “I used to read so much as a kid, and all of my attempts to revitalize my love for reading as an adult have failed. I resent the convenient distraction that comes with the internet.”
Pre-9/11 Airport Security
“Pre 9/11 airport security. Airline pilot’s letting us kids into the cockpit and giving us sweets.”
Early Days of the Internet
“The rush of internet chat (AIM, ICQ, Yahoo Chat) and the nascent newness of the internet as a whole (make a website at Geocities!, Shop online! Napster!).”
Wild West Days of the Internet
“The Wild West days of the internet. The Forums. The places you and your niche interests could flourish and no one would call you weird or bizarre. Social Media sucks these days. We were never meant to be all under one roof.”
“The absolute joy of hearing a song that’s been stuck in your head for a week come on the radio and finally finding out the artist/title.”
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