All Generations From 1890 to 2025

Here is list of all generations from 1890 to 2025. There are some overlaps because of differences in definitions.

Above is a picture of six generations of one family.

It is not unreasonable for 8 generations in one family to be alive at the same time. If the oldest son or daughter was born by the time the parent was 16 and the oldest lived to 111.

People have given birth at insanely young ages. Apparently, someone got pregnant at 5 and gave birth at 6.

Th average age of first time moms in the US is now 26. In Angola, the average age of first time moms is 18.

Generation Names              Start births    End     Age Range   
The Lost Generation, Generation of 1914  1883    1900    118     135
The Interbellum Generation               1901    1913    105     118
GI Generation                            1901    1924     94     118
The Greatest Generation                  1910    1924     94     108
The Silent Generation                    1925    1942     76      93
Baby Boomer Generation                   1946    1964     54      72
Generation X (Baby Bust)                 1965    1979     39      53
Xennials                                 1975    1985     33      43
Millennials, Generation Y, Gen Next      1980	 1994	  24      38
iGen / Gen Z                             1995    2012	   6      23
Gen Alpha                                2013    2025     -7       5

Everyone from the lost generation is now dead. At least no one has a verified birth before 1900.

There is the question of when will the last person born before 2000 die.

Reaching the age of 100 is still very rare. Even 95 is still rare.

Many boomers have a shot at significant life extension. I think it can start happening in a major way by 2025 to 2030. However, getting the treatments deployed and scaled to tens of millions would be tough by 2040.

13 thoughts on “All Generations From 1890 to 2025”

  1. I’m fairly confident, like 100% so, you can combine the Interbellum, GI, and Greatest Generations. Intergenerational people (e.g. Xennials, 1994-1999 crowd, and so on) are already iffy. But to have three “generations” that start and end around the same time or the same year makes the whole concept pointless.

    Just have it as:
    Lost Generation: 1883 – 1900
    Greatest Generation (Interbellum, GI generation): 1901 – 1924
    Silent Generation: 1925 – 1944
    And then the Baby Boomers & whatnot.

  2. An interesting effect is that the biological generations are getting longer, but at the same time, technological changes are accelerating in some respects. So now we have a situation where the cultural difference between half-generations (people with childhoods ~10-15 years apart) is as much or more significant than a whole generation’s difference a while back.

  3. I don’t think it would take much to deploy something like that. Assuming you just buy pills and the cost is in the range of normal dietary supplements. Those who don’t take it…well…that will be up to them.

    There is a pretty good chance that some effective anti-aging solutions already here. Some validations to go through.

    At least some telomeres appear to be able to be lengthened TA-65 and a few other things appear to extend them at least in the immune system, arteries and veins.

    There are things which reduce the formation of advanced glycation end products: vitamin C, benfotiamine, pyridoxamine, alpha-lipoic acid, taurine, pimagedine, aspirin, carnosine, metformin, pioglitazone, and pentoxifylline.

    There are antioxidants which can reduce free radical damage. In some tissues they could make a big difference in quality of life at least: grape seed extract, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, etc.

    NAD+ can be boosted by taking Nicotinamide Riboside.

    We probably have to wait for senescent cell clearance, and treatments to address many other sources of aging.

  4. Hmm, if you define generation as 14 years,then the U.S. is now engaged in its first two multi-generational wars (Iraq, Afghanistan). Not exactly something to celebrate.
    However, if you use the common definition as given by Wikipedia: “A familial generation is a group of living beings constituting a single step in the line of descent from an ancestor.[5] In developed nations the average familial generation length is in the high 20s and has even reached 30 years in some nations.[6]” then we still have a few years to go for that to be true.

  5. I was born in 1944. I don’t belong to any generation. According to the chart.
    I guess I can say I’m in the cusp between the Silent and the Boomer.

  6. Augusta Bunge is half black half Chinese. Her descendants are variable blends of European, Asian, African, and Latina.

  7. I expect that most gov resources will be used to subsidize access to the poor, at the expense of the working class. To do otherwise would be racist. I will probably need to travel abroad for treatment at my own expense due to Federal mismanagement.

  8. Oops, correction: the most generations alive in a single family has been seven. The youngest great-great-great-great-grandparent being Augusta Bunge (USA) aged 109 years 97 days, followed by her daughter aged 89, her grand-daughter aged 70, her great-grand-daughter aged 52, her great-great grand-daughter aged 33 and her great-great-great grand-daughter aged 15 on the birth of her great-great-great-great grandson on 21 January 1989.

  9. I do remember a photo in “Life” magazine a number of years ago with a photo of a family with 7 generations present. The oldest being 116.

  10. Just over 1/100th of 1% of the population in the US choose to kill themselves every year. Less then that globally. With better mental care and better access to resources (with automation, and nanotech, and more time to accumulate savings, and so on), that can get much lower. They’ll get better at dealing with accidents too.

    At some point, they could have nanotech that can keep the brain alive long enough for the body to be regrown. That can be installed in their heads. And it could provide other medical services, so they’d be carrying the best available hospitals in their bodies all the time. Latest software updates via OTA, latest hardware from their local service center.

    Then there’s the options of non-biological bodies, uploading, etc. So some of these “90s’ babies” may survive long enough to watch our Sun die. From a safe distance, of course.

    A more interesting question is which generation will be the last to not survive that long? Millenials? Generation X? Baby boomers?

  11. The last person to be born before 2000 was born in the last few seconds of 1999. They’ll be 19 in a couple of weeks. During most of 2050 they’ll be 50 y/o. Others born in the 90s are up to ten years older, so in their 50s in 2050. They have a good chance of getting aging reversal treatments, and living in good health to 2100. There are ~140 million births each year, so ~1.4 billion people in this age group.

    With the anti-aging treatments, many of them could look and feel and function like in their 50s or younger in 2100. Maybe like in their 30s or even 20s. Big pharma has an incentive to lower prices to reach the maximum market and profit. Governments have an incentive to subsidize these treatments to save on geriatric care. They can subsidize it under condition of delayed or limited pension. “If you’re physically younger than X, you have to work for at least Y years, then you get a pension break for Z years, then go work again.” So it could be most of these ~1.4 billion people, not just many of them.

    The aging reversal treatments will only get better, so this gives them a good chance of looking and feeling and functioning the same in 2200 and 2300 and so on. They’d be dying mostly of accidents and suicide. But other medicine also improves, including mental care.

    (character limit is way too short)

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