At the World Economic Forum, Microsoft is releasing the results of a Microsoft survey of 10,000 Internet users in 10 countries which focuses on how personal technology is changing lives of people. The survey was taken between Dec. 26, 2013 and Jan. 3, 2014. The 10 countries surveyed include the U.S., France, Germany, Brazil, Russia, China, India, Japan, Mexico and Turkey.
In both the developed and the developing economies we surveyed, people overwhelmingly told us that personal technology is transforming their lives in a variety of sectors, including business, education, transportation, social bonds, arts and culture and other areas. Each country may prioritize differently the sector they feel has benefited most, but all agree that personal technology has made important changes possible.
Notably, people around the world perceive personal technology to be driving innovations across all sectors. This phenomenon is particularly true in the developing world, where people see personal technology as the foundation of economic empowerment. It is seen as key to creating job opportunities and helping bridge economic gaps.
Read the entirety of our survey, entitled “Views from Around the Globe: How Personal Technology Is Changing Our Lives,” by clicking here.
Source: Microsoft blog