By: Samantha Joule Fow
Millennials are the largest generation active in the workforce, with about 56 million young people either working or looking for a job in 2017. But there is a notable shift in the working culture between the up-and-coming millennials and the Gen-Xers that still occupy many workplace leadership positions. As a result, many millennials entering the workforce face frustrating communication barriers with employers. They often feel restricted in working environments where they are not afforded creative or intellectual outlets. In order to avoid these issues, more and more millennials are looking at job opportunities in more progressive workplaces, which are commonly found in the tech, gaming, and entertainment space.
The gaming industry has become a big business, and more people are aiming for careers in video game development because of how much the market has grown over the years. With blockchain technology continuing to evolve the video game industry, more companies need skilled employees to help develop and test out these games. As a result, blockchain technology has not only impacted the gaming industry but has also created an appealing new job market, particularly for millennials
Growing Up Comfortable with Technology and Risk
Millennials grew up alongside technology. They were the first generation to have access to the internet, cellphones, and social media, and they’ve developed a degree of comfort working on digital platforms since they were young. Because they grew up with technology all around them, millennials have become more comfortable using it. Moreover, they are willing to continue to learn as technology evolves.
Their natural tech-savviness and curious natures have put millennials ahead of the game in the growing blockchain gaming market. They are becoming the future of technology, aiding in the growth of the growing blockchain gaming space. Altogether, millennials are poised to become the leaders that our increasingly digital economies need, and blockchain tech is creating the opportunities they need to shine.
Millennials grew up with the convenience of technology in a time of notable political and social uncertainty. Major world events like the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the global recession of 2008 has caused many of us to question the reliability of the social infrastructures many of us take for granted. This has affected the way millennials view the world as well as their roles in it. Blockchain technology may provide a growing sense of job security to this generation, as it creates a trustless transaction environment that leaves out a third party.
Gaming Will Change Our Future
The gaming industry has been growing by leaps and bounds for a generation, and it will only continue to grow and improve as new innovations emerge. However, in order for the next generation of blockchain tech and gaming companies to succeed, they will need skilled workers who can function in our ever-evolving digital markets. Fortunately, as gaming companies continue to grow more and more innovative, they will become increasingly attractive workplaces for younger people entering the job market. And without a doubt, innovation in gaming will revolve around blockchain technology.
Blockchain tech is being used in both video games and in the real world, and tech-savvy millennials are going to be an important part in developing mainstream applications of blockchain technology. Video games create a digital world where players have their own communities and ecosystems, but it doesn’t end there. Now, in-game assets and achievements can be bought and sold in the real world, and soon everything in our economies will become more digitized. Blockchain developers are becoming increasingly important, and tech companies are hiring blockchain tech experts as fast as they can. As the gaming industry continues to grow, so will the demand for employees who possess the specialized skills they need to continue to develop games in the age of blockchain technology.
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