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“Z” that came in our life last decade

Finally, In the journey so far today we reach the 26th and last letter of our series i.e. “Z”

So, let’s check out what letter Z has in store for us word wise and tech-wise.

Gen Z:

Gen Z is the newest generation to be named and was born between 1995 and 2015. They are currently between 4-24 years old (nearly 74 million in the U.S.)

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Generation Z  Members of Generation Z have used digital technology since a young age and are comfortable with the Internet and social media, but are not necessarily digitally literate. Most members of Generation Z are the children of Generation X.

If you want to know which generation you belong in, look at your birth year and not your age.

So now I hope we all know which generation we are?

First of all, the term Generation Z may have been used in September 2000. Advertising Age article discussing changes that would take place in education over the following years as this demographic cohort entered schools. Other proposed names for the generation included iGenerationGen TechGen WiiHomeland GenerationNet GenDigital NativesPlurals, and Zoomers. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Zoomer has been used as a nickname for members of Generation Z since at least 2016 but is still not widely used enough to justify a dictionary entry as of January 2020.

Inputs from Wikipedia

Award-winning Zoom brings video conferencing, online meetings, and group messaging into one easy-to-use application.

Zoom meetings – https://zoom.us/

Zoom Car

Image result for how zoomcar startedOf course, letter Z will be incomplete if I don’t mention Zoom Car.

Zoomcar is a self-drive car rental company headquartered in Bangalore, India. The company was founded in 2013 by David Back and Greg Moran. As of April, the company operates in 45 cities across the country.

Last year This year, Zoomcar has introduced the new ZAP service.  Today, Zoomcar has a deal with Mahindra & Mahindra, Ford, and Tata Motors. So far, the company has attracted investment of up to $45 million. The Sequoia Capital has invested heavily in Zoomcar. At present, Zoomcar has been listed among the Top 10 Innovation Companies in India and has a new hope among its customers.

Now when it comes to technology “Z” is no behind.

Image result for how zoomcar started

Zettabyte Era

Image result for zettabyteThe Zettabyte Era is a period of human and computer science history that started in one of two ways: the global IP traffic first exceeded that of one zettabyte, which happened in 2016; or the amount of digital data in the world first exceeded a zettabyte, which happened in 2012. A zettabyte is a multiple of the unit byte that measures digital storage, and it is equivalent to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 [1021] bytes.

The Zettabyte Era can also be understood as an age of growth of all forms of digital data that exist in the world. Which includes the public Internet, but also all other forms of digital data such as stored data from security cameras or voice data from cell-phone calls. Taking into account this second definition of the Zettabyte Era, it was estimated that in 2012 upwards of 1 zettabyte of data existed in the world and that by 2020 there would be more than 40 zettabytes of data.

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Factors that led to the Zettabyte Era

There are many factors that brought about the rise of the Zettabyte Era. Increases in video streaming, mobile phone usage, broadband speeds, and data center storage are all contributing factors that led to the rise (and continuation) of data consumption, creation, and replication in the world at large.

Increased video streaming – Netflix, YouTube, Increased wireless and mobile traffic, Increased broadband speeds.

The Zettabyte Era has affected Internet service providers (ISPs) with the growth of data flowing from all directions.

Alphabet, 3D Albhabet, Letters, Color

Z: Zuckerberg and those three magical words: I am sorry!

The CEO of Facebook was on an apology tour for most of 2018 it seemed like. First for Cambridge Analytica scandal, then for data hacking, then for…it became hard to keep track. Just like the buzzwords of technology!

Zapier

similar to IFTTT, this web-based app allows you to connect different apps and automate tasks. ‘Zaps’ allow you to integrate apps to easily move data between them as well as create automated tasks, these automated tasks mean that if something happens in one app another app will react in a certain way. With over 500 apps supported by Zapier, there are endless possibilities for integration

Zotero

a research tool that helps you to collect, cite, organize, and share your sources. Collect journal articles, PDFs, images, newspaper articles, and books from the Library’ s catalog and add your resources to your own library with one click (web).

 

That’s all for today

Do visit to check about new words and digital things what connected with us.

My theme for A2Z-2020 is peeping into new words and gadgets/ apps that time traveled in our lives in the last decade

and became part of our lives beyond separation now.

Wanna peep into my 2019 Z Tiffin post for tiffin treats…

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15 Responses

  1. Alpana says:

    Pragun…wow. For Z I could think of Zoom and GenZ. But you once again came up with bag full of words. This entire series shows how much we are dependent on technology. Is there any area left which is untouched by technology?

    • PraGun says:

      Thanks, Alpana for appreciating.
      Yes, we have been surrounded by technology in every sphere and that increases our dependency too.
      I think eating our food can be said free form technology to date… Hahaha

  2. I completly agree with alpana, again some awesome list of words..with Covid 19 zoom meeting are part of our daily lives and I know about GenZ too.. apart from these all other terms were totally new to me. thanks a lot dear for sharing such an amazing series this year with A2Z..a big congrats and lots of love.

  3. Harjeet Kaur says:

    End of one journey to begin another. Zap me by visiting me soon. All the best for all your future endeavours. God bless u girl Keep in touch.

    • PraGun says:

      Congratulations on surviving and completing AtoZ dear.
      For sure dear your homestay is on top of my list.
      When I showed your pics to my kiddo, he asked me will we be treated with this yummy food in stay???

  4. anupriya says:

    What a well researched an apt Z post. I could have never guessed Zettabyte though.

  5. Dashy says:

    Ohh I always thought I was a millennial, turns out I’m a part of Gen Z 😛 . That’s another nice collection of words. Congratulations on completing the challenge!

  6. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Congratulations on successfully completing the A to Z Challenge!
    I enjoyed learning so many new things through your series- even today I learnt about Zaps and Zettabytes for the first time.
    I have also heard Gen Z referred to as Alpha Generation but with the increasing use of the Zoom app, maybe the term Zoomers will catch on too!

  7. I didn’t know that I was a millennial. Thanks for the insightful information yet again. Your series has been interesting and informative. I loved it throughout.
    Congratulations on a successful A2Z.
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  8. Was aware of som words today. You had an interesting series though I missed reading a lot of your posts. Shall catch up now. Congratulations on completing the A2Z challenge

  9. Simrit Bedi says:

    Congratulations Pragun on successfully completing the A-Z challenge. Thank you for sharing such amazing and informative post..it was wonderful to read all your posts..lots of love.

  10. Arushi Seth says:

    Congratulations to you on completing the A to Z and thank you for writing such informative posts. I have learnt a lot by reading your posts. And again your post today taught me new words. Thank you again. I look forward to reading more posts from you

  11. I have missed out on many posts. But the ones that I read were very interesting. Congratulations on finishing the A2Z challenge! Kudos to you, AtoZ survivor. 🙂

  12. Dipika Singh says:

    You have very well decoded Z with the things and words so dear to us – Zoom car, Gen Z. I love the Facebook apology too 😉

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