RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – New research conducted by Lenovo reveals that technology makes people more empathetic toward different viewpoints in their communities.

Of the 15,000-plus global respondents surveyed in 10 markets around the globe, two-thirds state that technology has made people more empathetic towards different viewpoints in their communities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Lenovo said in its report.

It coincided with the launch of its New Realities virtual reality/film project, which chronicles the individual journeys of 10 young women from around the world using technology to achieve their dreams.

The tech giant, with headquarters in Morrisville, said the new research highlights a change in people’s relationships with tech all over the world, especially during the pandemic.

Other key findings:

  • 79% of respondents say they feel more comfortable with their personal capabilities with tech after COVID-19, with another 79% believing that they will be more appreciative of technology overall.
  • A majority (73%) of respondents believe technological advancements have a positive impact on the ability of young people to engage with major global issues.
  • A little over three quarters (76%) of Gen Z and 71% of Millennials agreed that, during the pandemic, technology has made them more empathetic to their communities.
  • Nine-in-ten global participants (89%) believe tech companies need to change in a post-COVID-19 world to use their tech to address major societal issues

“At Lenovo, we strive to be more than just a technology provider,” said Dilip Bhatia, chief customer experience officer. “We want to empower people to use smart technology for positive change. This research validates the need for our role to go beyond powering the technology needs of the world; it’s about technology enabling empathy and empowering future generations to live out their missions and be difference makers.”

To access the New Realities, visit here.

Lenovo launches New Realities, a film project celebrating women using smart tech