The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
Living with Innovative Technologies and Building a Smart City
The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on Living with Innovative Technologies and Building a Smart City
The research project conducted from July to August, consists of a 520-participants onsite survey and 20 individual youth talks, found that youths’ understanding towards ‘Innovative technologies, IT’ was unclear, when some of the interviewed referred ‘R&D’ to be their first thought towards the subject. Besides, a mean score of 6.28 on a 10-point scale indicated youths’ passive attitude towards adopting IT in life.
Most participants (92.3%) chose ‘bringing convenience to life’ to be a crucial motivational factor in adopting IT. Whereas ‘need not to use’ (30.2%), ‘IT items are costly’ (22.9%) and ‘worry of personal information being leaked’ (16.9%) hindered young people from adopting IT. In short, ‘convenience’, ‘cost’ and ‘security’ are the major factors affecting youths’ willingness in adopting IT.
Despite a majority of respondents (70.0%) agreed that ‘citizens widely apply IT in life’ is mandatory for a ‘Smart City’, limited understanding towards the subject was shown among youths, when a significant proportion of respondents (72.9%) claimed not having heard of ‘Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint’ beforehand. A case even stated that she thought ‘Smart City’ to be a research project of The Hong Kong Science Park, implying that she might think ‘Smart City’ is not related to her life.