We live in the age of the digital revolution, where rapid advancements in technology are transforming the ways we live, work and play. As such, the Singapore government has been leading the country to become a Smart Nation, where digital technologies are harnessed and used to make life better for everyone 😊.

In this month’s Quick Polls, let’s learn about what people think about Smart Nation!

85% of those we polled think it is either very important or important for us to be a Smart Nation. Indeed, there are many benefits of being a Smart Nation powered by technology. Government e-services available at the click of a button, drones for surveying of dengue hotspots, industrial robots that help to pack products… These are just some examples of how technology can help us do things faster and more conveniently. The possibilities are endless!

Among the numerous Smart Nation initiatives, which are the ones that people feel would most benefit society?

Which of the following do you think will be most beneficial to society?

Personal alert button for seniors
43%
Cashless Payment
34%
Driverless Vehicles
13%
Drowning detection sensors
10%
Based on 133 people polled as of 30 April 2021.

Given that we have a fast-ageing population, it’s no surprise that 4 in 10 we polled (43%) feel that personal alert buttons for seniors are most beneficial. It’s nice to know that people are thinking about the safety of our seniors!

Cashless payment is also important, with 34% feeling it would be most beneficial. In the time of COVID, paying via cashless mode will become more popular as a more hygienic way to pay than using cash. As COVID-19 persists, we can expect the push to go digital to accelerate further, presenting more solutions that may help us cope with the new normal.

In a time of crisis, that’s when becoming a Smart Nation is all the more crucial – to make life easier for everyone!

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1https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/jobs/resident-employment-rebounds-to-pre-covid-levels-by-end-2020-mom-statistics