[PDF] Digital pulse : how ready is Sweden for the digital life?

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
Publication date:
31 July 2017


Digital technology is changing every aspect of our lives and creating huge opportunities for society. For these benefits to be fully realised, however, people need to have the skills and the confidence to use new tools and platforms. Swedes have been early adopters and remain skilled in established uses of the internet, but seem generally less interested in new technology such as robotics

Our report suggests that Swedes might be complacent about adapting to changing technology. If the gains of new technology are viewed as being too unevenly distributed, public opposition could become a major barrier to further progress. The key question the policy and business community have to ask themselves is: How ready are Europeans to live the digital life? If they are not ready, what is holding them back?