Author David Burstein, 24, is discussing and signing copies of his book “FAST FUTURE: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World” today at Student Stores.
Staff writer Gabriella Cirelli spoke with Burstein about what inspired him to write the book, what the millennial generation is and its impact on the future.
Daily Tar Heel: Can you tell me a little bit about your book?
David Burstein: My book is one of the first inside looks at this generation that’s actually written by someone in this generation.
I set out to tell the story about how this generation is profoundly impacting our world’s business, economics, politics and global interactions.
DTH: What inspired you to write it?
DB: I read all of these things about how young people are lazy and narcissistic and bored, and I realized that that’s not what I’m seeing.
We are living through an incredible moment. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen more change than in some entire centuries, and the pace of this rate of change is in overdrive, which is driven by the rise of digital technology.
This generation is coming of age in the world knowing that as the reality and knowing nothing but constant change and motion. Because of this, we have the unique ability to be effective in this period.