Effects of Technology
Effects of Technology on the Millennial Generation
Many Millennials spend more time with technology than they do with family and
friends. Research indicates that their frequent use of digital toys and tools like phones, I-Pods, cameras, and
computers and applications like the world wide web, social networking, movies-on-demand, and online games has
affected their brain structure.
Through about age 25, the brain is still developing. The things we
do often and the feelings we have often cause connections between neurons to form. These connections make it more
likely that we'll repeat the same actions and feelings. They become more natural and automatic. For instance, do
you know someone raised in an angry environment who still struggles to not quickly be angry? It's because of these
For Millennials, it's digital technology that has especially
changed their brain structure. Its use has resulted in certain beliefs, attitudes, and actions being prevalent
because neurons have permanently connected. For example:
They're good at multitasking.
They expect to be given a choice.
They struggle to focus and persevere.
They need frequent objective feedback.
They think much of the world revolves around them.
They believe tasks should be easy and convenient.
They expect to win.
They believe they're entitled to the best.