“Each and every time, a new generation has risen up and done what’s needed to be done. Today we are called once more — and it is time for our generation to answer that call,” Senator Obama said. More from Reuters
The ‘new generation’ card is an interesting one and may resonate with trends that are gathering momentum in the US and Australia. My own prediction is that within the next 10 years there will be a generation-based cultural revolution, similar in its revolutionary intensity to the one in the 60s. Spurred on by wired technology and global imperatives like climate change, the ‘new generation’ will revolt against the ‘boomer’ generation accusing it (fairly or unfairly) of failure and the consequences will be profound.