We are uniquely shaped by innovations that influenced us during our "coming of age" years between 10 and 25.
It is the technological interactions in our adolescence and college years that guide our generational frames more than anything else, not the day we were born.We are generations of technology. We are GenTech.
- Dr. Rick Chromey
GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are by Dr. Rick Chromey
Category: Adult Non-fiction 18 yrs +, 328 pages
Genre: History / Cultural & Technical History
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Release date: May 26, 2020
Format available for review: mobi, epub, PDF
Tour dates: June 2 to June 29, 2020
Content Rating: G : This is a non-fiction book about our technical history and how it has shaped our culture.
Every twenty years a new generation rises, but who and what defines these generations? And could current generational tags mislead and miss the point? In this insightful analysis of technology history since 1900, Dr. Rick Chromey offers a fresh perspective for understanding what makes a generation tick and differ from others. Within GenTech, readers learn how every generation uniquely interacts with particular technologies that define historical temperament and personality and why current generational labels are more fluid than fixed, and more loopy than linear. Consequently, three major generational constellations emerge, each containing four, twenty-year generations that overlap, merge, and blend:
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Review by LAWonder10:
In 'GenTech', the author Explores the "boxes" past experts have created to define a generation. The author contends, with the Technology advancements since 1960, the "generation" can no longer be defined by "boxed" identifications but must be identified by more "fluid " titles. he also, suggests in increased difficulty in creating a specific "generation" due to overlapping birth years depending on individuals.
Dr. Chromey emphasizes that the "tipping points" has allowed technology to be afforded by a larger audience.
Dr Chromey contends that the advances in the late 19th and of the early 20th centuries, set the foundation for the flourishing technological advancements. He makes an argument that a definite line has been drawn in advancement since 1960 and that the greatest generation gap occurred since then and the turn of the century. The new "rising frontier" consists of Robotics and Holograms.
In 'GenTech', Dr. Chromey identifies one of the biggest threats of today's technology is the :dark Web". He reflects it is cyber bullying and brings out the worst of humanity. "A good, innocent person can be smeared and destroyed overnight. Secrets can be revealed to end marriages, careers, and reputations in a mere click. The Internet is a breeding ground for fake news, unverified reports, deceptive memes and destructive Tweets."
In GenTech, Dr. Chromey lists the different advancements and explains the significance of each. Of all the present and upcoming advancements, he mentions the positive point, yet also the concerns.
This book is well-written and very thorough and interesting. However, at times he goes into much detail some of us "less developed minds" can comprehend. It is definitely written more for the "intellect."
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
Meet the Author:
Rick Chromey is a cultural explorer, social historian and generational futurist. He’s also served as a pastor, professor, speaker/trainer, and consultant. In 2017, he founded MANNA! Educational Services International to inspire and equip leaders, teachers, pastors, and parents. Rick has a doctorate in leadership and the emerging culture; and travels the U.S. and world to speak on culture, faith, history, education, and leadership topics. He has authored over a dozen books on leadership, natural motivation, creative communication, and classroom management. He lives with his wife, Linda, in Meridian, Idaho.
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