The characteristics expected to be found during this study include that of a 'cynical, self-centered and technologically savvy' employee, but were found in both older and younger generations, negating the Generation Y term altogether.
But this researcher missed the mark in the initial differentiation between the non-mutually exclusive 'Generation Y' and the 'iGeneration'. Had he performed a quick Goolge search, he would have found this SEO-bombshell of a post, describing exactly the worth of overlapping demographics.
Nevertheless, the Generation Y still stands as a major investment to future economies and the upcoming workplace. To share just a few examples:
So even though in practice the Generation X and the Generation Y, combining the efforts with the technologically-minded iGeneration demographics may not appear to be too dissimilar, there are still a wide range of factors which differentiate today's youth as the next-generation of politicians, economists, teachers, lawyers and possibly most importantly, technology drivers.
Adults, don't try and negate us. We are far more worthy to the future of society than you give us credit for. Do you not think?