What is a ‘zoomer’?
A Zoomer is typically the name given to people who are in their 80s, and it’s always humorous when they happen not to know what a phone is. In fact, etymologists disagree over how the word “Zoomer” came into use.
It’s speculated that Zoomers first started appearing around 1984 onwards. It was during this time many Generation X-ers suddenly began referring to their grandparents as Zoomers because of how outdated everything seemed when compared with more recent advancements in technology.
The term became popular again circa 2010 as tablets and smart phones changed society all over again–and as society collectively realized that we were living at the tail-end of an entire generation’s life where they were actually ahead of the technological curve.
It’s only a few short years before the X-ers become Zoomers themselves, and many of us have already begun referring to our parents as “Old Tops” because of their own outdated notions about how society works–and fails to work.
This brings me to my point: I believe it is time for the Zoomer generation to retire from public life.
No offense–but seriously, it’s been about 30 years since you were considered relevant. You can’t go around spreading your outdated ideas and expecting people to take you seriously anymore.
It’s time for the Zoomers to be put out to pasture. It’s time for them to sit down with their rocking chairs and enjoy the sunset. The world has no place for you anymore, nor does it need you to defend outdated ideas about how things work.