The Unique and Shared Aspects of Gen Z’s Crisis | Tristan Horx | TEDxBerlinSalon – Video

The Unique and Shared Aspects of Gen Z’s Crisis | Tristan Horx | TEDxBerlinSalon – Video

The video titled “What makes Gen Z’s crisis different — and the same” by Tristan Horx at TEDxBerlinSalon delves into the challenges and opportunities facing the younger generation in today’s rapidly changing world. Horx, a generational researcher, explores the unique perspective that Generation Z has towards the future, rooted in a complex web of interconnecting crises. Drawing upon insights from history and trends, he predicts a transition into a new era marked by automation and digitalization.

Horx highlights the potential for a more humane and technologically advanced future, where machines take over repetitive tasks, allowing humans to focus on empathetic and creative endeavors. He discusses the impact of AI and automation on various industries, indicating a shift towards a more efficient and sustainable economy.

Ultimately, Horx’s talk offers an optimistic outlook on the future, emphasizing the importance of embracing change and leveraging technology to create a better world for future generations.

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Author Video Description

Suddenly things have started moving rapidly. Humanity’s development has accelerated. It took us 300.000 years to learn how to irrigate and cultivate crops. Within 12.000 years we moved from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age, and soon we will be leaving the Fossil Age behind us. What defines and drives the next era that coming generations will live and work in? We are at the cusp of a new age of growth – the human:digital age. Artificial intelligence dystopias will not become a reality as we finally learn how to make digitalisation work for us, not against us. As a wise man once said, the Stone Age did not end due to a lack of stones, and the oil age will end but not for a lack of oil. Tristan Horx could be described as a new generation of futurists, if he didn’t personally call for the end of the classic generational models. The speaker and author at the Zukunftsinstitut (Future Institute) deals with the topics of societal change, and is researching what will follow the Gen X, Y and Z. He has been a lecturer at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg since 2018 and a columnist at Kronen Zeitung since 2019.

His German or English presentations are about the developments in the fields of Mobility, Digitalisation and the old bogey Globalisation. As an Anthropologist, he sees his job as finding the bridge between creativity and economy within macro-societal questions. As the host of the Zukunftsinstitut’s Podcast “Treffpunkt: Zukunft” he speaks to prominent guests about their utopias and our future. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Video “What makes Gen Z’s crisis different — and the same | Tristan Horx | TEDxBerlinSalon” was uploaded on 05/07/2024 to Youtube Channel TEDx Talks