Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Technology Can Not End Poverty…Why?

According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans that have access to high-speed internet within their home has greatly decreased to 67%. Of those Americans, 13% rely on their smartphones for internet access.These findings all relate to a digital divide that exist among millions of individuals within the U.S. Besides limited access to technology, there are two other factors that have caused this divide to occur:
  1. Changing economy- 8 in 10 middle-skilled jobs require an individual to attain technology-based skills
  2.  Education divide-many academic institutions have struggled with providing students a curriculum that allows students to develop the skills that adhere to the pace of the job market.

Source: Desert News, 10/3/16, Why Technology Alone Can Not End Poverty

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