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Subject: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: d90 on 11/01/16 at 9:42 pm

The older Gen Zers born in 1998 are old enough to be parents to those Born in 2016. Should those born after 2016 be considered generation Alpha? or should it begin in 2018 since that's the first year those born in 2000 turn 18.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Zelek3 on 11/01/16 at 9:45 pm


The older Gen Zers born in 1998 are old to be parents to those Born in 2016. Should those born after 2016 be considered generation Alpha? or should it begin in 2018 since that's the first year those born in 2000 turn 18.

Gen Alpha begins around 2007-2012 from the definitions I've seen

Also your Gen Z definition is off by like 2-3 years. Nobody else uses 1998 as a starting date, it's always 1995/96.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: d90 on 11/01/16 at 10:00 pm


Gen Alpha begins around 2007-2012 from the definitions I've seen

Also your Gen Z definition is off by like 2-3 years. Nobody else uses 1998 as a starting date, it's always 1995/96.

2007 I think is way too soon to start Gen Alpha. Those born in 1995 and 1996 were only 12 at the oldest back in 2007.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: nintieskid999 on 11/01/16 at 10:24 pm

Gen Alpha starts anywhere from 2024-2026. They haven't been born yet. The babies of now are still Z.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 11/02/16 at 11:56 am


Gen Alpha begins around 2007-2012 from the definitions I've seen



That's wayyy to early!

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Looney Toon on 11/02/16 at 12:36 pm

I'd say Gen Alpha starts in the midish 2010s (2013-2016).  2007 is too early and is more of a late Gen Zer year than an Alpha year. But I can get behind the idea of 2012 to 2016/17 being where Gen Alpha begins.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/02/16 at 1:47 pm


Gen Alpha begins around 2007-2012 from the definitions I've seen.


I think they apply as Generation Z, since they're 4-9 years as of 2016. Most of them are already in elementary school, for crying out loud. Gen Alpha should've started around 2016/17, since they would have most of their childhood memories in the 2020s. Plus, most of them would have younger 90s kids/older 2000s kids as their parents.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: #Infinity on 11/02/16 at 2:01 pm

Seriously, it's still several years too early to mark the beginning of a Generation that hardly even exists yet. Frankly, we still don't know precisely the start of Generation Z. This thread is generationology at its worst.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: nintieskid999 on 11/02/16 at 2:30 pm


I'd say Gen Alpha starts in the midish 2010s (2013-2016).  2007 is too early and is more of a late Gen Zer year than an Alpha year. But I can get behind the idea of 2012 to 2016/17 being where Gen Alpha begins.


They'd still have memories of this horrible time period that will according to astrology last until 2024-2026.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Looney Toon on 11/02/16 at 5:10 pm


Seriously, it's still several years too early to mark the beginning of a Generation that hardly even exists yet. Frankly, we still don't know precisely the start of Generation Z. This thread is generationology at its worst.


I agree. People still can't agree on what is the beginning year for Gen Z. And it's even crazier that none can agree on a Gen Z end year (I keep hearing about when Gen Z "supposedly" starts, but not when it's supposed to end). A generation is usually defined by the events that they'll experience and grow up with. If Gen Alpha were to start they'd all be little kids. Right now there aren't any events that'll be relevant towards Alphas just yet along with the lack of defining Alpha characteristics. So I say to give it another 5-10 (and possible more) years before anyways pops up.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/02/16 at 5:32 pm


They'd still have memories of this horrible time period that will according to astrology last until 2024-2026.


I don't think they would remember a lot from this decade, if they were born between 2013-2016. They'll mostly be early-mid 2020s kids. Even if they do remember this decade, they wouldn't understand the politics (which is why people think it's bad) until they're preteens.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: 80sfan on 11/02/16 at 6:00 pm

Let's stick with the Plurals (Gen Z) first. I'm getting a headache just reading this!  :\'(

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/02/16 at 7:26 pm

I've seen articles that start Alpha at 2010. Oh, and the previous generation (Homelanders) wouldn't be their parents, that would be the Millennials since they are the ones are having children.


I agree. People still can't agree on what is the beginning year for Gen Z. And it's even crazier that none can agree on a Gen Z end year (I keep hearing about when Gen Z "supposedly" starts, but not when it's supposed to end). A generation is usually defined by the events that they'll experience and grow up with. If Gen Alpha were to start they'd all be little kids. Right now there aren't any events that'll be relevant towards Alphas just yet along with the lack of defining Alpha characteristics. So I say to give it another 5-10 (and possible more) years before anyways pops up.
I've seen the ending between 2009 and 2015 which if you use 1995 as the beginning then you get 16-20 years or 9-15 if 2001 (less likely) is the start.

In addition, not only are generations defined by the events that they'll experience, but even pop culture as well. A song or even a movie can have an impact on a generation and not just someone personally. 

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: muppethammer26 on 11/02/16 at 7:38 pm


Let's stick with the Plurals (Gen Z) first. I'm getting a headache just reading this!  :\'(


This thread is about the generation which might not exist yet.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/02/16 at 7:46 pm


This thread is about the generation which might not exist yet.
Well they do. There's actually articles about them and what they will be doing in the future.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/02/16 at 7:54 pm


This thread is about the generation which might not exist yet.


It doesn't exist yet.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/02/16 at 8:05 pm


It doesn't exist yet.
I wish I was lying.

http://danschawbel.com/blog/5-predictions-for-generation-alpha/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/fashion/meet-alpha-the-next-next-generation.html?_r=0

http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-alpha-2014-7-2

http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/13-things-alpha-generation/302366/

https://www.tinypulse.com/blog/sk-need-to-know-about-generation-z-generation-alpha

https://www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/news/fw/fw9610FutureWork.html

http://blogs.artcenter.edu/dottedline/2015/07/24/transportation-students-2030-the-future-of-cars/

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/02/16 at 8:17 pm


I wish I was lying.

http://danschawbel.com/blog/5-predictions-for-generation-alpha/

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/19/fashion/meet-alpha-the-next-next-generation.html?_r=0

http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-alpha-2014-7-2

http://adage.com/article/digitalnext/13-things-alpha-generation/302366/

https://www.tinypulse.com/blog/sk-need-to-know-about-generation-z-generation-alpha

https://www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/news/fw/fw9610FutureWork.html

http://blogs.artcenter.edu/dottedline/2015/07/24/transportation-students-2030-the-future-of-cars/


I meant that we don't know when would Gen Alpha start.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: 80sfan on 11/02/16 at 8:21 pm


This thread is about the generation which might not exist yet.


Things exist because we create them. Like cars.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/02/16 at 8:22 pm


I meant that we don't know when would Gen Alpha start.
Oh, well I seen it starting around 2010. Many articles close the Homeland (Z) cohort around 2009.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/02/16 at 8:28 pm


Things exist because we create them. Like cars.


Yet most of the OPs reproduce them more like rabbits making babies.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: 80sfan on 11/02/16 at 10:22 pm


Yet most of the OPs reproduce them more like rabbits making babies.


;D  ;D

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: KatanaChick on 11/03/16 at 8:29 am


Seriously, it's still several years too early to mark the beginning of a Generation that hardly even exists yet. Frankly, we still don't know precisely the start of Generation Z. This thread is generationology at its worst.

Exactly that! And why does it matter?

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Baltimoreian on 11/03/16 at 9:34 am


Exactly that! And why does it matter?


I don't know why people are already thinking of Gen Alpha, when the earliest members are newborn babies. It's WAY too early to say something like that.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: KatanaChick on 11/03/16 at 8:45 pm


I don't know why people are already thinking of Gen Alpha, when the earliest members are newborn babies. It's WAY too early to say something like that.

Yes, too early. At least discuss what's actually there.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: mqg96 on 11/04/16 at 11:29 am

I don't talk or debate about generations anymore, but I have a story I must share. I saw this medical commercial about Baby Boomers earlier today, and my dad (born in 1966) was sitting next to me, and I tell him that my aunt (born in 1964) is the last of the Baby Boomers, and he nodded his head and said no, and I was like "wait, but I thought 1965 was the start of Gen X", and he was like "no I'm the end of the Baby Boomers"... "I'm on the cusp of Boomers and Gen X", and I like "WOW", well dad, we're 30 years apart, and me born in 1996 myself feels like I'm on the cusp of "Y & Z" like I said before, the average span for a generation is 15 years, and parents who have their children are usually 2 generations apart from each other which is 30 years! Isn't age 30 the average age parents have children? That's amazing! My dad doesn't even agree that he's part of Gen X and he's born in 1966!!!! He thinks he's the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation!

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Zelek3 on 11/04/16 at 3:45 pm

Well, my dad was born in 1967 and he absolutely considers himself an Xer. So does my mom (born 1969).

However, I believe it's the Xers born in the 70s who get more attention, and define the identity and stereotypes of that generation moreso, to the point where someone born in 65-69 may not relate to them as much.

My dad had his childhood in the 70s and teenhood in the 80s. But when most people think of "Gen X", they tend to think of people who were children in 80s, growing up with things like Transformers, GI Joe, He-Man, and maybe TMNT for the later Xers. My dad has no connection to any of that.

He grew up loving the Star Wars trilogy, but the latter two films came out when he was 13-16, to the point where his affection for them may feel a bit different and not quite as "weepy and sentimental" as that of 70s-born Xers. :P

In terms of 80s formative experiences, my dad is more of a Marty McFly than, say, a Goonie. ;D

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: 2001 on 11/11/16 at 8:17 pm

1993 is the beginning of Generation Alpha. It ends in 1993 too, maybe 1994.

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/11/16 at 8:21 pm


1993 is the beginning of Generation Alpha. It ends in 1993 too, maybe 1994.
Trolling detected ;D :D ;)

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Zelek3 on 11/11/16 at 9:07 pm

For god's sake people, generations don't exist.

Let's stop posting these generation soft science astrological decadeology bullsh*t threads and stop driving older members away from this forum. (many of them have already left) :P

No more generation topics! If you wish to post them go to PersonalityCafe, this isn't the place! Make inthe00s great again! :P

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: 2001 on 11/11/16 at 9:34 pm


For god's sake people, generations don't exist.

Let's stop posting these generation soft science astrological decadeology bullsh*t threads and stop driving older members away from this forum. (many of them have already left) :P

No more generation topics! If you wish to post them go to PersonalityCafe, this isn't the place! Make inthe00s great again! :P


If you couldn't tell, my post was a fresh and original joke.

I have this thread ignored on desktop, but I'm on mobile right now and so I saw it. Eek!

Subject: Re: Start of Generation Alpha

Written By: Zelek3 on 11/11/16 at 9:36 pm


If you couldn't tell, my post was a fresh and original joke.

I have this thread ignored on desktop, but I'm on mobile right now and so I saw it. Eek!

I wasn't talking to you. ;D I was talking to everyone in this thread.

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