National Institute

16.02.17 / News / Author:

Last years information and communication technology has been seizing our homes. Telephony, computers or internet are some of the many gadgets that currently are part of our everyday life. They are elements that coexist with us to facilitate us and sometimes complicate, our day to day. From the National Institute of statistics information corroborating these data come to us. Currently in the Spanish territory, 60% of dwellings have at least some type of computer, and 44% have internet. Somehow confirms the theory of the pyramid of Abraham Maslow, which establishes a hierarchy of human needs and defends that as more basic needs are met, human beings develop needs and highest desires.

It is what has happened with computers and the internet. Little more than one decade ago have a computer at home was only within the reach of very few, the passing of the years to adjust prices with supply and demand, a large part of the population may have a computer at your fingertips. But we’ve been climbing rungs of the pyramid of needs currently 73% of people who have a computer have internet and almost 88% which is internet available broadband. In the telephony sector its globalization is even greater. 81% Of Spanish households have a fixed phone, but the most shocking fact is that 91% of the homes in the country have at least one mobile phone. In this case, the new technology has ousted the traditional. It is clear that new generations that were born and have grown up with the new technologies have become accustomed to live both with them that are part of the very nature of life. What the booming sector is so assured that in a not too distant future all these gadgets will become a basic need, they paradoxically become a part of the base of the pyramid of Maslow.

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