Blame It on the Millennials: 21 Things They’ll Be Made Accountable For in 50 Years

An online survey sought public opinion on the question, “What will millennials be blamed for in 50 years?” From questionable interior design choices and poor parenting to avocado shortages and the woes of social media, we compiled the 21 best answers. Millennials, prepare to defend yourselves!

Stolen Identities

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“A rampage because of how many parents currently share their children’s information online.”

“By 2030, “sharenting” will play a role in two 70% of identity fraud cases. Parents also expose their children to data broker profiling, hacking, facial recognition tracking, and more.”

Being Robophobes

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“I’ve got nothing against robots; I just don’t want my daughter marrying one!”

“How am I supposed to explain to my kids why Jimmy 4.0 has two Robodads?”

“I’ve questioned if my preference for human creations would make me a bigot in 50 years.”

Technology as a Babysitter

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“I’m definitely feeling the effects. For Gen Z kids, the screen addiction is real. They live their lives inside games and only communicate via technology.”

“People need actual face time with other people to feel happy and connected; other forms of communication are not equal.”

Over-Sharing

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“I don’t get how people just post their young children everywhere. Why would you make a social media account for a child who can’t talk? It’s just wrong; predators watch those videos.”

“No parent is doing that for their kids. They’re doing it for themselves. It’s pure narcissism.”

Impractical Interior Design

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“Open-concept houses with grey/beige/taupe everything, sharp edges, and vessel sinks.”

“Neutral tones and white countertops, stainless steel appliances, cheap cabinets, and molding, with an absurd open floor plan because they bought a beautiful older home and senselessly tore all the walls down.”

No Digital Privacy

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“This is by far the number 1 problem that is created now. So much is focused on convenience and “child protection” while privacy is getting destroyed. Without privacy, there’s no democracy.”

“I mean, it was a millennial that created Facebook, so yeah, this checks out.”

Awful Baby Names

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“Apparently, ‘Nevaeh’ is beautiful because it is the word ‘heaven’ backward.”

“I’ve got no problem with names like LaKeisha, but Breighlileig, Jeighdyn, and Braxdyn have me questioning.”

“These are NOTHING compared to propaganda-based names that morons in the USSR used.”

Unemployment

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“We’ll be blamed for staying in the workforce too long, so the new generation can’t find jobs.”

“Yeah, but only because we can’t retire… because President Rittenhouse took the GOP to the Promise Land and finally did away with that pesky social security entirely.”

AI Dominance

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“In our defense, we had to bring AI to market because the boomers and X-ers are still milking every corporate executive position on the planet, fueling a non-data-driven corporate America. We had to fix that… and AI was the only way!”

Inaction

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“We’re already patting Gen Z on the head and telling them to go ahead for us.”

“As an elder millennial, I hate how true this is. I’m trying to figure out where to get more involved in politics and actually some manner of taking action, and I’m lost.”

Unsolved Problems

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“Not solving the existential problems facing humanity, same as every generation before them and every generation after them. It’s beautiful, in a way- the circle of life.”

“Part of the roadblock for this is our political system and those that hold the top positions.”

Full Cemeteries

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“Millennials were born between 1981 and 1996. So, in 50 years, we’ll be 77-92 years old. But the way the economy is going, we probably won’t get to enjoy retirement or old age care or even good enough health care in general as we age. I’ll probably die working in my 60s.”

The Avocado Wars

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“I love that the symbol of millennial decadence was a piece of cooked bread and a vegetable.”

“I’m picturing everyone dressed as giant avocados, like big flopping t-rex suits, except obviously avocados. I really hope the avocados win.”

Microplastics

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“I’m hopeful we’ll crack that problem by using them as road filler or turning them back into petrochemicals or something.”

“I remember when the latest threat to humanity was deforestation of natural habitats and that switching to plastics would save the world.”

“Farmhouse” Interiors

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“Farmhouse is easily the worst interior design choice ever conceived twice as much when it’s found in an NYC apartment.”

“Entire houses in shades of white with trinkets and signs somehow being called ‘farmhouse’ despite being entirely impractical if you happen to actually live on a farm.”

Low Populations

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“Another great one. Even though it is currently difficult to imagine, we will see countries have population decline in our lifetimes. It may get to a point where countries who still have positive reproduction rates will influence politics on an unequal level.”

The Decline of Funeral Homes

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“Killing the dying industry. Everybody wants to be a tree or something. Not paying $100,000 for a plot is ruining the American cemetery. Have they no respect for our traditions?”

“I want my body to be donated to medicine so a sleep-deprived intern can get a mediocre grade on cadaver day.”

Not Fixing Boomer Mistakes

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“Where do you even begin to fix the mess that the Boomers have left us?”

“As a Millennial who is guilty of what’s being discussed, we just did not get engaged at anything resembling the level Gen X has early in our lives. We were asleep at the wheel.”

No More Retirement Homes

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“For ruining the retirement home industry because none of us will have money for that. I doubt even SSI will be around. I’ll probably just keep working until I drop down dead one day.”

“I’m scared, and I’m debt-free with no kids. I can’t even imagine what it’s like for others.”

Wealth Inequality

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“I imagine younger generations would blame us for “not doing enough” in the face of wealth inequality and climate change, unaware of how we tried against the odds.”

“All of that sweet, sweet boomer money will be left to their millennial kids.”

Climate Change

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“We’re already getting blamed for this. My husband’s nephew keeps saying that about millennials; apparently, we’re at fault for not stopping climate change.”

“I’m sorry my fifth grade ‘Save the Rainforest’ campaign didn’t pan out. I should’ve tried more.”

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