If you’re over 30, you probably remember the days of huge cell phones with spotty reception. Or waiting for the newspaper to be delivered every morning. You might recall catching up at a high school reunion, versus seeing daily updates from former classmates on Facebook.
But for many Millennials, those born after 1980, life doesn’t look like this. Why? Because of the rise of modern communications systems, like the Internet, tablets and smart phones. In fact, when the Pew Research Center asked Millennials, “What makes your generation unique?” 24 percent answered “technology.”
The evolution of modern communications technology has changed our lives so much that many Millennials just don’t have some of the same expenses as the generation before them.