SOUTH African millennials are falling behind the curve in technology adoption, one of the defining factors of 21-century human progress, a new survey shows.The Washington-based Pew Research Center survey released on Monday shows South African millennials are now among those least likely in large emerging economies to use the internet and own a smartphone, mostly because of poverty.The survey, Smartphone Ownership and Internet Usage Continues to Climb in Emerging Economies, shows that in the 40 countries surveyed the percentage of people in emerging and developing nations who use the internet and own a smartphone — defined as a cellphone that can access the internet and apps — has risen noticeably over the past two years.In 2013‚ a median of 45% across 21 emerging and developing countries reported using the internet at least occasionally or owning a smartphone. In 2015‚ that figure rose to 54%. Much of that increase came from large emerging economies‚ including Malaysia‚ Brazil and C...

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