Public opinion on future innovations, science and technology
National report : Estonia - Study
In Estonia, scientific and technological innovations were mostly associated with the development of smart devices, computers and computer-based systems and innovations in medicine. The most important innovation during the past fifteen years was found by all groups to be the development of the Internet as well as mobile phones. Due to the fact that devices have become smaller, more powerful and wireless, they are easier to carry and therefore we are connected all the time, no matter where in the world we are. We can do many things via the Internet which was not possible fifteen years ago such... as easily access information or organize our life through e-services. Of course, this was not considered as totally positive since we are already flooded with information, we can be tracked all the time and our social skills suffer because of less face-to-face communication.