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Italians and technology: a contrasted love

Everyone wants her and they look for her, but above all among the younger ones in many, surprisingly, they look at her with suspicion. According to Intel research, in Italy a digital native out of two believes that it makes us less human and is too present in our lives. The over 45s, avid techno-fans, of a different opinion: for them (…)

Everyone wants her and they look for her, but above all among the younger ones in many, surprisingly, they look at her with suspicion. According to Intel research, in Italy a digital native out of two believes that it makes us less human and is too present in our lives.

The over 45s, avid techno-fans, are of a different opinion: for them instead they don't use enough

Italy is confirmed as the bottom of the list for technological innovation between big names in the world and emerging ones. More: only 7 Italians out of 100 see the government as an innovative force in the country

MAIN POINTSOne young Italian out of two of the so-called digital generation Y thinks that the current society is too much based on technology, while the majority, 76%, believe that it makes us less human. Almost all for, the 93%, also convinced that there rmake life simpler and better. One young person out of two would also like to have the smartest technology, able to learn and record behaviors and preferences. He declares himself so willing to give up further to the privacy and to share personal information such as date of birth (59%), i GPS data (46%), the e-mail (59%), but also it purchase history (51%) and i genetic data (44%).Overall, the dItalian companies with more than 45 years of age are declared unwavering techno fans. They are in fact three times more likely than American women of the same age group to support the technology, declaring that we do not use it enough. Unexpectedly, people with a higher income are more likely to share their information anonymously and to allow the monitoring of their work habits. In terms of hitech innovation, Italy is the last of the large and emerging countries for all respondents (including Italians). An unfortunate fact, also because the majority (the 77% in Italy) believes that the propensity to innovation is an important factor of social well-being. Paradoxically, Italians are among the first in the world for hitech passion: one out of two, a high percentage, claims to always chase after the latest technological trinkets. AllItalia, finally, is up to another negative record: only 7 Italians out of 100 recognize in the Government a driving force for technological innovation in the country. Worse than us, no one else.