Just like people, time is constantly changing. We are all constantly seeing everything get improved. Being born around 2001-2003 was such a cool experience because we got to experience some of the things that were in the late 1990s. I remember using scooters while I was still in elementary and I don’t think schools use those nowadays but I’m not sure. We’re kinda the generation that was there when technology was coming out and we saw the growth and how it affected our lives.
One of the things that really began to rise was video game consoles. When we were little having a Playstation was probably one of the coolest things to have. The original PlayStation launched in Japan on December 3, 1994. It went on to become the first video game console to ship more than 100 million units. Then it slowly went to Gameboys, and PSP’s. These devices drew attention to a lot of kids because they were handheld devices that allowed you to take the games anywhere and at this time this was the start of the development of technology not only consoles but computers, phones, etc. The graphics, the power, the storage, the sound quality, and everything was getting better every time as the years progressed and as new consoles were made. A perk of being a Senior in the year 2020 is we got to experience the growth of technology.
Just like video game consoles, iPhones were also another thing we saw improve. Once we got to 5th grade that was the year where parents most likely got you an Android or just a phone so you can communicate with them. But for the students that didn’t have anything during our middle school days, you most likely had an iPod. This iPod was full of games such as Flappy Bird, geometry dash, Jet Pack Joyride and etc… and even if we weren’t allowed to bring them to school most people did and they would play at lunch. During this time the iPhone 3 was out and only a couple of people had it.
When the iPhone 4 came out it was a huge improvement from Apple. Apple changed the interphase, they had a better camera, better battery, bigger screen. The iPhone 5 introduced finger touch which was a new way to unlock your phone and make purchases by using your fingerprint. When the iPhone X got released it came with Face ID which was also another way to unlock your phone and make purchases using your face. Apple got rid of the home button in the year 2017 as well as the aux with the iPhone 8. We have seen the improvement of Apple’s software but as well as their iPhones.
TVs aren’t the same thing that they used to be about 18 years ago. It started from a huge box to being a skinny computer on your wall that’s able to do some things like a computer. The TVs growing up were super big and bulky and had speakers all around. The resolution was limited and some of the TVs back in the day didn’t even have a disc tray so that you can watch movies; you had to buy a DVD player. TVs nowadays are super smart. They are able to connect to an internet connection so that you can watch Youtube, Netflix, Hulu, they even include an internet browser, you’re also able to stream music apps like Pandora, and Spotify. They are much thinner and have the speakers in the back instead of the front. Being born around 2001-2003 has been blind blowing.
Whether you have different opinions on what has changed you cannot deny that technology has been the greatest thing that has increased during Generation Z. We have seen a change from phones, TVs, gaming consoles, laptops, pcs, streaming services, internet speeds, tablets, etc. Our generation has impacted the next couple of generations because they were born with this amazing technology; sure it’s always going to keep improving but we saw the change in the performance and how it impacted our lives.