In the seventies, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon on 1969 and has since became a role model for kids. However, in recent survey (by Harris Poll), children ages between 8-12 in the US hope to be the next YouTube star rather than the next person in space. Whereas children in China were the other way around as they wanted to be an astronaut than a YouTuber.
This survey asked 3,000 kids in between ages 8-12 to choose from 5 professions (astronaut, musician, professional athlete, teacher, or vlogger/Youtuber) which they wanted to be when they grew up. Nonetheless the top choice among the children in the US was YouTuber, while the top choice for children in China was to be an astronaut.
Although the result cannot necessarily be applied to all kids, but this is a trend seen among the Generation Z. This probably caused by all these recent Youtuber Stars that earn millions of dollars. The most said thing from kids in school now is, “I want to be a YouTuber/Influencer”. Youtubers could be a profession or a course in the university soon. Who knows?