Generation Alpha — those born between 2010 and the mid-to-late 2020s.
You may have heard about Gen Z, but have you heard about Gen Alpha? This generation is being called the most influential yet, the best educated, and the most tech-savvy. But guess what? The oldest members of Gen Alpha are less than 12 years old.
Generation Alpha is on track to become the largest generation in history, and it won’t be long before members of Gen Alpha are driving youth culture and popular media.
Named after alpha, the first letter in the Greek alphabet, Generation Alpha is the first to be born entirely in the 21st century and the third millennium. The term “Generation Alpha” was coined by Australian social researcher Mark McCrindle in 2005. While studying the changing demographics of Australia, he realized there was a need for a term to describe the children who were being born to Gen X parents.
Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, Gen Z, and Generation Alpha. Who’s getting old?
Members of Generation Alpha are usually the children of millennials and some older members of Generation Z. They are also called the iGeneration or the Global Generation, because they are the first to grow up with smartphones, social media, and artificial intelligence.
They are expected to be the most educated, diverse, and technologically savvy generation in history. They are also likely to face many challenges, such as climate change, economic uncertainty, and social polarization.
Some of their characteristics include being creative, adaptable, entrepreneurial, and socially conscious. They are influenced by their Gen X parents, who are more involved and protective than previous generations.
Generation Alpha has the potential to teach us many things. They are growing up in a world that is very different from the one that previous generations experienced. As a result, they have a unique perspective on the world. By listening to them and engaging with them, we can learn a great deal about what the future might hold.
Greatest Generation through Gen Alpha: The generations explained.