The Verge: Next Gen

The edge is always interested in the future – so this week we look at the people who will live there. Throughout the week, we’ll be publishing stories aimed at young people, whether they’re pushing for immigration reform or banking in the online vintage trade. As we see it, they are building the future and using technology to do it.

We call the series Next Gen, like a next-gen camera or phone. The hope is that people get a little better every time, with fewer crashes that plagued previous models.

To kick it off, we’re going to hear first-hand from some of those young people. In a series of four personal essays, we asked young writers to talk about the technology that has had the biggest impact on their lives, from YouTube videos to multiplayer games.

By the end of the week, you should have a pretty good idea of ​​what the younger generations are up to — and what kind of future they’re building.