Global warming and climate change are issues which have been present for more than a half century and which have been mentioned thousands and thousands times in various media, but the truth is that many people still don’t know exactly what it means and what it represents. We are witnesses to the fact that in recent years, the climate has changed and in the past two months extreme freezing weather has struck Europe, affecting many people. There are many other indicators which tell us how alarming the situation is, for example, polar ice caps melting.
7 billion people live on Earth. It is safe to assume that every single person on the planet played, is currently playing or will play some kind of a game during his or her lifetime. Around 1,5 billion people are users of electronic entertainment. Almost two third of them is playing online titles. The numbers are growing and are unstoppable. Reality of leisure time activities is changing and is affecting mainly youth.
Being young, free, and wild has always come at a price, and that price is somewhat larger in 2017 than it has been in the past. Dealing with student loans, high rents, and unstable labor markets is a challenge every Millennial has to face. The challenge becomes greater if you consider the large number of Millennials who are dealing with a variety of disabilities. So let’s consider just how large these challenges are for this demographic and ask whether modern society is addressing this issue properly and efficiently.≈
The most simple definition of Homo Economicus or the economic man would be that he is a rational person who pursues wealth for his own self-interest. John Stewart Mills defined it as one "who inevitably does that by which he may obtain the greatest amount of necessaries, conveniences, and luxuries, with the smallest quantity of labor and physical self-denial with which they can be obtained."
As you all should know by now, the Yum Generation aka the Millennials Generation is the new force to be reckoned with when it comes to shaping the world as we know it. One of the major features of this generation – which has entitled them to carry the name Yum Generation – is their obsession with food. One can even call them foodaholics. And when we talk about the relationship between the Millennials and food, we don’t mean just the through-the-roof number of social media posts with photos of meals and snacks, we are talking about the comprehensive change this generation has brought to the food industry already. This generation’s influence has set in motion a radical change towards eating good, healthy, more eco-friendly foods. Millennials have also started the trend of consuming nutritious, fresh, locally-grown ingredients. So what can we expect in the year ahead of us, which trends will this generation establish in the food industry in 2017, and what will that mean for the future of society as well as for the industries affected?
There are two things we definitely know about the Millennial generation: they love to travel, and they do things their way. So when you combine these two characteristics with the fact that most Millennials have entered the work force, with incomes rising each year, one has to wonder how this generational shift will affect tourism?
When someone says “social media platform”, the first demographic everyone thinks of is Millennials. This generation is the ultimate social media consumer, they have grown up with the technology of the digital age, and it has become an essential part of their individualities. So, not doubting that the younger generation like Gen Z will also continue this trend, the habits and desires of Millennials are the priorities of social media developers. You ask why? Millennials are currently the biggest demographic in the world, and their buying potential keeps growing with the noted positive effect of social media advertising. According to surveys that are constantly conducted among this generation, here are the ways that social media platforms will develop and adjust in 2017.
We have all been there – elementary school field trips during which we visited countless museums that looked way too big, were way too serious, and where we were warned multiple times not to touch anything or we would ruin it. Most Millennials had their first encounters with museums this way, so is it really a surprise that not many young people love museum-going? Having in mind that this generation is already the biggest demographic in the world, what does this mean for museums? Will Millennials be able to initiate change within these traditional institutions, or will the institutions disregard the needs and views of youth once more?
East Asian universities may seem to be a Wonderland when it comes to natural sciences, engineering, and high-tech in general. What most student populations usually do not consider are the high quality, successful departments of social sciences and humanities that the Asian sub-region offers. If we make a comparison with most of the European top Universities (for example Heidelberg in Germany and Krakow in Poland), we will notice significant differences in the approach towards fields of study like Sociology, Political Science, Law, etc. This certainly doesn’t diminish the significance of the East Asian University environment, it actually makes it more exotic than is commonly understood.
The history of the 20th century has been marked with movements and revolutionary ideas that have changed the world forever. Most of our grandparents participated in some of the social movements that gave birth to the society that we know today. The product of their work is modern society. All of their ideas were seen as radical when they were first articulated, but today the same principles and ideas are seen as common sense. The older generation has made its contribution to the development of society, now what about the Millennials? What will be their legacy for the generations to come, and how do today’s young people feel about social activism?