Is a term used to refer to the generation that went to fight in The Great War or WWI. They are called "lost" because they lost their idealism, fighting in the first modern war. Prior to them leaving, America was riding on the wave of the Industrial Revolution, and anything seemed possible -- but the horror of war changed that.

Today we seem to have so much promise in the "Digital Revolution" (or whatever you want to call it). But history tends to show that time is cyclical, which leaves the question: What will create our "lost generation"?

Reccomended Reading on this subject:

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgearld
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque