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The impact of technology

LAST week, you learned about the unexpected importance of technical skills for young Cambodians seeking a stable future, personally and nationally.  This week, we bring you more about technology and science, a perennial favourite and a topic that is important for your education, career and entertainment.

Society is rushing towards a technol-ogy-fuelled future, and with it, adolescent trends are shifting constantly.  The internet has become a popular form of communication in the Kingdom; people use it to chat, research and find out what’s happening in the world.  Mobile-phone companies are increasingly offering good services at a reasonable price to a wider range of clients.  Teenagers are responding to this market by buying one, or even multiple, phones and using them to surf the internet.  But be warned: the technology can also have disadvantages for young students who use it improperly, or too often (4, 8).

Some teenagers are taking advantage of the updated technology, using it to do research and benefit their education.  Online news has also become very popular, and LIFT goes in depth on this ultimate inform-ation dispenser (6, 7). 

Along these lines, we’ve also found a young, talented mathematic-ian who has already published three mathematics books.  Among other achievements, he has competed in an international maths competit-ion in Spain (9).

We also ask five people from different walks of life about the effects of mobile phones on today’s students (5).  If you’re interested, check it out!  And Be sure to shoot us an email at lift@phnompenhpost.com with any questions or comments.

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