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The Connected World Technology Report surveyed approximately 1,400 college students and 1,400 young adult employees in 14 countries to determine how important technology and Internet has become in their lives. The results show that Internet and technology, such as computers and smartphones, are at the core of daily life for these age groups.
Some of the most telling numbers are that nearly half of students and young employees consider the internet to be close in importance to water, food, air and shelter in their lives. Additionally, more than two-thirds of students would prefer to have access to the internet than a car. This report by Cisco shows a shift in what young consumers consider necessities of daily life and where their attitudes are with regards to technology.
For the full report, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/ns341/ns525/ns537/ns705/ns1120/CCWTR-Chapter1-Report.pdf
Contributor: Jennifer Ott