Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives

The folks at the Pew Internet and American Life Project have announced a new report titled Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives. Janna Quitney Anderson, Elon University and Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project have issued this report based on an online survey of 1,021 technology stakeholders and critics.

“In a survey about the future of the internet, technology experts and stakeholders were fairly evenly split as to whether the younger generation’s always-on connection to people and information will turn out to be a net positive or a net negative by 2020. They said many of the young people growing up hyperconnected to each other and the mobile Web and counting on the internet as their external brain will be nimble, quick-acting multitaskers who will do well in key respects.

At the same time, these experts predicted that the impact of networked living on today’s young will drive them to thirst for instant gratification, settle for quick choices, and lack patience.”