The Brief: Will "Ok Millennial" be the "Ok Boomer" of the future? On the forum Ask Reddit, people are discussing how Millennials will fare when they're the older generation.
Following the meteoric rise of the Ok Boomer meme, one Redditor posed the following question on r/AskReddit: “It’s the year 2050 and the term ‘ok millennial’ is trending. What are the reasons the young generation is using it?” This musing prompted thousands of replies speculating about what the future will hold and how generational divides will change once millennials are one of the older generations. Will retired millennials (if they ever retire) tell stories to their grandchildren of life before self-driving cars and mind-controlled WiFi?
These replies and memes poke fun at Boomer stereotypes, millennial stereotypes, and the possible technological and cultural changes that will occur by 2050.
Beyond this Reddit thread, people are wondering whether “ok millennial” will become the baby boomer retort to “ok boomer,” and whether this generation is already too out-of-touch compared to their younger zoomer counterparts.
"Ok boomer" should be joined by its corollary, "Ok millennial." Millennials have extremely low voter turnout and should 100% be ashamed of this, among other things.
— Sailor Haumea 🌐 (@SailorHaumea) November 9, 2019
"Ok, millennial" my daughter Sophie 2.0.1 says. It's 2045 and we're at her high school prom. I've just dislocated my hip after doing a line of newly-legalized antifreeze and trying to floss to the Top 40 experimental drone blasting over the speakers
— Sophie (@jil_slander) November 11, 2019
Looking forward to when my fellow Boomers figure out "Ok Millennial" is just as powerful and twice as annoying.
It's gonna be the Franz Ferdinand moment.
— Internet Historian (@NetHistorian) November 5, 2019
I just had a boomer reply “ok millennial” to me with a gif of adults drinking from baby bottles and if that’s not the most boomer thing ever idk what is
— ÒωÓ)ᕗravage them! (@Viiburnum) November 11, 2019