Older generations typically use their phones primarily for making calls, while newer generations utilize their phones as their digital window to the outside world. Phones are used for social media, internet activity, messaging, emailing, gameplay, music listening, video recording, and viewing.
Fundamentally, the combination of these usage patterns and chosen technology results in a technological generation divide that affects different aspects of society. These aspects are listed below:
- Workplace: The rapid development of technology has resulted in an explosion of digital tools in the workplace. It has, in some circumstances, given rise to entirely new industries. However, it has also widened the generational divide. Compared to just 18% of Baby Boomers and 31% of Generation X, over 74 percent of millennials say new technology makes their lives easier. Younger generations use keywords to describe their employment, which may confound older generations. However, the linguistic difficulties do not necessarily indicate that their children are completing tasks that are out of their scope of comprehension. Every generation has gone through change and is capable of picking up new abilities.
- Religion and Politics: In both politics and religion, generational disparities are crucial. Politics, elections, and voting patterns can be influenced both now and in the future by the features that distinguish each generation from the next and the growing age gap. Religion and science are frequently seen as being inherently incompatible by secularists and other types of nonbelievers. Young people are less religious, socially and politically conscious, and they support an activist government.
- Economy: When different generations work together, there may be conflicts and tensions resulting from the generational divide, which can impair worker productivity. Additionally, generational differences may slow economic growth even though technical advancements enable the more efficient production of more and better goods and services.