Us doers and makers, pegged the millennials as pantywaists, that cant fix a car. They have no manual dexterity. No ability to roll cigs up their sleeves.
Well, I am seeing something entirely different. I am a class A moldmaker, and developed the highest levels of caveman can-do. Even I am frightened by the ability of these millennials to attack a need. To MAKE whatever their minds conceive.
Used to be that the SLA dudes thought their feces didnt stink. They were the elite. I developed the ability to work in CNC mill, lathe and EDM.
When we didnt have a product that would work, we modified an existing thing. The trappings to achieve these things, took expertise and dedication to a craft.
Enter today. Every kid has an understanding of 3d space, and no fear of 3d printers and all the funky tech as it is unwrapped. It is no wonder that us oldsters, are deeming all we fear or dont understand as FAKE.
Kids these days, are creating things, and then pursuing starting cottage industries. And the millennials, are partial to other makers and one offs. Shunning the big corps.
Perhaps I am getting a skewed view, by this forum among others. Perhaps they arent all handy and inventive. But this seems to be the direction of things.
The pace of technology is advancing at a rapid pace, as there is a synergistic rise of software reaching its promise of utility. We used to expend more energy using the new tech tools, than they saved. That is history.
This is a scary new world, and were I not so OLD SCHOOL savvy, I too would be hollering at the losers that need to keep their mouths shut about how things should be.
Far from being incapable of changing a lightbulb, I see a bright future, MAKERWISE, from the youth. I am truly inspired by the initiative and creativity of so many.