How can we use technology to close the digital divide? What is Digital Divide?
The digital divide refers to the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_divide
I list the problem factors of Digital Divide in the following categories:
2. Access to information/technology
Per the Microsoft Shape the future infographic below the annual impact of the U.S. digital divide is 32 billion dollars.
The infographic breaks down the Digital Exclusion in the U.S. and it’s cost into six categories.
1. Healthcare inefficiencies
2. Social Program inefficiencies
3. Lost Tax Revenue
4. Increased Incarceration cost
5. Lost E-goverment benefits
6. Lost Earning potential