“By posing as specialists in forecasting the future, by arguing the “inevitability of technological progress, and by hiding behind the skirts of public officials, planners in the public sector seek to exercise power without responsibility—power to determine the shape of life for the rest of us.”—The “Evangelical Bureaucrat”. Mr Feastingonroadkill occasionally worries that he has turned into one.
One of the questions I’m often asked is “what comes after Generation X & Y” Well thankfully it’s not Generation Z (Although there are references to a “Z” generation) it’s GENERATION C. A generation of people who have grown up connected, communicating, content-centric, computerized, community-oriented, always clicking. This generation is going to have massive impact on businesses. By understanding this generation you can understand and communicate the strategies you need to be following and identify what kind of business you need to be in order to be successful in the future.
Here are some headline facts about Generation C, how they will change the world of work and why you need to be taking them, the digitally connected consumer seriously:
By 2020, Generation C will make up 40 percent of the population in the U.S., Europe, and the BRIC countries
They all have mobile phones, yet they prefer sending text messages to talking with people. More than 95 percent of them have computers,
Already, 49 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds in Europe are savvy users of social networks.
91 percent of them keep their phones within arm’s reach, waking or sleeping.
There are 4.6 billion mobile users (67 percent of the world population) and 1.7 billion Internet users globally.
By 2020, the number of people using mobile phones will reach 6 billion (nearly 80 percent of the world population) and 4.7 billion people will access the Internet, primarily through their mobile devices
Mr Feastingonroadkill is going to trademark ‘Generation W’. His sociological magnum opus on a generation of compulsive masturbators.
“History as a whole, and the history of revolutions in particular, is always richer in content, more varied, more multiform, more lively and ingenious than is imagined by even the best parties, the most class-conscious vanguards of the most advanced classes. This can readily be understood, because even the finest of vanguards express the class-consciousness, will, passion and imagination of tens of thousands, whereas at moments of great upsurge and the exertion of all human capacities, revolutions are made by the class-consciousness, will, passion and imagination of tens of millions, spurred on by a most acute struggle of classes.”—
One of the things about the tumblrverse that keep you coming back is the truly fascinating people you come across - the ones that make the effort. They are the keepers.
With one exception (Chvnx, you ‘proud nationalist’ i.e. racist arsewipe) Mr Feastingonroadkill has benefited as a human being from everyone he’s come across on this wee internet platform. Even the ones where it ended badly or petered out.
We all grow as human beings through knowing each other. Je ne regrette rien.
“Every single public service will be put out to tender. Everything. Well, not MI5 or the judiciary – but everything else, including schools and the NHS. Forget the camouflage of localism and choice: however much local people like local services that work well, they will have no choice in the matter. A private company – or in theory a very large charity – can challenge any service they would like to run and bid to take it over. If Serco or Capita think they can turn a reasonable profit from cherry-picking anything the council or the government runs, they will have the right to demand it is put out to tender. If they bid below the current cost and claim that quality will not fall, it’s theirs for the asking. Not the people, not their elected representatives, nor the users of those services will be able to refuse. It will be taken out of their hands because competition law will decide. If local people want their council to hold on to a much-loved service, a company can take the council to court – at huge and wasteful expense – and almost certainly win the right to tender and win the contract.”—