I find that too many “experts” are trying to identify the age we live in. Is it digital, or information, or global, or chaotic?
At the time, no one knew they were in the agrarian or industrial ages. Retrospect and history provided those identifiers. Who knows what today will be known as in a hundred years? Who cares?
We need to stop labeling things—particularly generations of people—as if they all can be categorized and dropped into a neatly defined drawer. Instead, we need to start living for the moment. We act as if the past (ancestry and precedent) and the present (normative pressures, external controls) define us.
What should define us is how we look at the future.