Talk:2080: Cohort and Age Effects

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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I'm going to assume the millennial injuries were covered on a news network. 16:36, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Eh, millenials spend their entire lives sitting in front of a screen (yes, like you are right now), unlike the boomers that actually went out and did stuff. Millenial joints never get used, so they will never get replaced. 18:11, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Not true. Ok, true with the screen, but not true with the sitting. The smartphones and tablets ARE getting usable now ... although that will more influence the generation after millenials I guess ... -- Hkmaly (talk) 23:21, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Anyone else notice the grammar error in the title text? There's an extra word in the headline text: 'Why are millennials are getting...', where an extra "are" is inserted in the text. Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 18:54, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

There's also a missing "on" -- "depending which trend...". Wait, the comic has just been updated to fix both issues. The original was "Younger people get very few joint replacements, yet they're also getting more than older people did at the same age. This means you can choose between 'Why are millennials are getting so (many/few) joint replacements?' depending which trend fits your current argument better." 19:53, 3 December 2018 (UTC)
I have added the corrected text to the comic explanation and made a trivia about it. --Kynde (talk) 22:08, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Is there a hidden attempt to make us feel old again, by noting that there are actually people from the millenials that are getting joints replaced already?`Or am I just looking for it? ;-) --Kynde (talk) 22:02, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

I just assumed those were non-aging related injuries (ski crashes, extreme sports injuries, suicide attempts, kneecappings, that kind of thing). 1982 isn't that old. 22:25, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Us Millennials are going to solve a lot of today's problems by about the time our kids become instant-gratification 30-somethings and robot apocalypse and genetically engineered supervirus terrorism become a significant possibility. 23:05, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Ehmmm ... robot apocalypse in traditional sense is unlikely to ever be a possibility - see What-if 5. Programming errors with causalities in millions, on the other hand ... -- Hkmaly (talk) 23:21, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

There was yet another round of articles about millennials killing certain markets by not buying the product; The overriding correlation? Lack of money. There are some products & services younger generations just aren't interested in, but economically speaking, millennials have less to spend overall.

I have made an attempt at fixing the table in the transcript. Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but it's quite difficult to find a way to express the information without using a table - I understand the reasons why tables in the transcript are bad, but there is also reason why tables are good for communicating information! 22:19, 13 December 2018 (UTC)