Ep.56 DIGITAL NATIVES: WHO ARE THEY? & HOW SHOULD THEY BE HARNESSED?
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"First on air 30 July 2022"

In 2001, Marc Pensky - a globally prominent thought leader, visionary, and dedicated advocate for young people - invented the term “digital natives” to identify the generation that grows up with technology. In 2013, a measurement of digital natives in 180 countries conducted by International Telecommunication Union, or ITU, an agency under the United Nations that specializes in information and communication technologies, revealed that high- or upper-middle-income countries tend to have higher proportion of digital natives due to their high level of household internet penetration and internet use nationwide. Defining digital natives as those aged 15 to 24 with at least five years of experience with the internet, the ITU measured the number of digital natives in a nation by carrying out calculations based on internet penetration among young people and the number of young people. Iceland came first in the list, followed by New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and Malaysia. Discussing the issues of digital natives in this episode are Dr. Non Arkaraprasertkul, a smart city and metaverse expert, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, and Boonchuay Supmonchai, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University.