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Australia gained $43 billion for its economy through mobile technology

That figure was generated throughout 2015 and this tech is now expected to boost productivity and workforce participation.

According to the results of a Deloitte Access Economics study, mobile technology last year brought $42.9 billion to the Australian economy and it predicts that it will continue to impact workforce participation while it boosts overall productivity throughout that country and throughout a broad range of demographics.

This already represented a savings of $8.9 billion in workplace participation increases and is predicted to rise.

The figure represented by the revenue from mobile technology for the economy made up 2.6 percent of the total GDP of Australia. It also determined that as a result of mobile tech, approximately 65,000 full time jobs – about one percent of the country’s total workforce – was indirectly supported.

According to Ric Simes, Deloitte Access Economics partner, “Mobile has had a transformative impact on both productivity and labour force participation which, along with population, are two of the ‘three Ps’ we need to get right in terms of driving Australia’s future economic growth.”Mobile Technology - Australia Flag

The mobile technology report was based on the results of a survey that involve the participation of 1,000 Australians.

This data was combined with that collected throughout 37 countries over the last three decades and determined that young people and part-time workers, people with disabilities, people with children, people living in remote areas and people who are on the edge of retirement are using mobile devices to be able to boost their weekly working hours by an average of 0.6 hours.

Among the respondents, 29 percent said that they worked from home at least part of the time. Among them, nearly 15 percent said that they would be required to work fewer hours each week if they didn’t have mobile tech that makes it possible for them to work remotely and while on the go or at home.

According to Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) chair, Matthew Lobb, mobile technology has undergone a considerable evolution since it was first brought to the market about thirty years ago. He pointed out that its continued development is supported by a growing number of advancements such as the Internet of Things, mobile wallets and self-driving vehicles.

Mobile technology study shows kids are sick of seeing parents on smartphones

A recent study has shown that the situation has changed and children now want their parents to toss their phones.

In a striking turning of the tables, a recent study conducted by a team at the University of Washington has found that children are now in the position of wanting their parents to put their mobile technology devices away so that they can spend more time together.

Kids are getting sick of seeing their parents on their smartphones when the children want attention.

They have also pointed out that they feel like their parents are being hypocrites about their use of mobile technology, as kids are told that they have rules about when they can use smartphones and tablets, while parents go ahead and use them whenever they want – which is quite often. The study showed that kids watch their parents continually read and respond to emails, texts and calls from work, friends and family while at the dinner table, while their kids are told that they are not allowed to use their own devices.

Kids have expressed that they feel their parents are setting a bad example with regards to the use of mobile technology.

Children & Parents with mobile technologyThe study results suggest that parents might want to start living by example instead of laying down rules they don’t live by. The reason is that it is becoming much more difficult for their kids to understand the boundaries that have been set. The conclusion of the study indicated that parents will want to establish limits when it comes to the use of smartphones and tablets but that those rules should apply to the entire family, not just the youngest generation.

The lead researcher of the study, Alexis Hiniker, a doctoral student in human design at the university, said that parents will need to stick to the same rules they have set for their children. She stated that “Managing kids’ technology use was once much easier for parents – they switched off the television when a show was over or kept an eye on kids as they used the family computer in the living room.”

It was also determined that parents were not just failing to stick to the same rules as their kids but they were also setting some bad examples such as texting and driving. It is evident that the rapid evolution of mobile technology is changing the face of the standard family experience and that many parents have yet to find a harmonious balance with their kids.