This essay will compare the elements of Generation Y and Generation X with communication and the uses of technology such as mobile phones. Technology has changed rapidly during the time of Generation X, In other words, the 1960s -1980s.
In Generation Y technology has opened our eyes to the whole world, but for better or worse? Most of Generation Y has grown up around far more advanced technology than Generation X. A prime example of this advanced technology is the expansion of modern day communication. The mobile phone nowadays mostly consists of smart phones, which are an extremely fast piece of technology. The components of the phone have advanced rapidly throughout the years. The mobile phone consist of; touch screens, internet capability, messaging, games, music, downloading of applications, video clips and many more icons and apps to interact with. Thousands of people every day will use their phones to check Facebook, the weather updates, games, time, to listen to music throughout the day and to use for instant messaging. All these different types of applications and accessibilities will be done and used in the average person’s life almost every single day and consistently done throughout every hour of the day. Communication has developed greatly through the time of these generations. Instead of just talking face to face or using a phone to dial a number, now we can speak to numerous people at one time using new technology such as the web, improved mobile phones, social networking and so on. Although this seems as if a great change, there are downsides to this new technology. Each time a new communication device is introduced to society, a piece of the human communication process is decreased. People are becoming less familiar with face to face interaction. This causes people to become exceptionally anti-social.
Specific differences between the Generation X and Y is that we can keep in contact with people no matter where we are. People who have to drive extremely long distances may experience a breakdown. The difference for us is all we have to do is call someone you know to help or call a tow truck to pick up your vehicle. Generation X would have spent many hours waiting on the next car to come past before help could come. Overall mobile phones have made traveling safer since you can check up on people or ring someone for help if you experience a breakdown.
Communication technology throughout the 1960s-1980s was very limited. Face to face interaction was the...