Helping India’s elderly cross the digital divide as the country ages

Bart Édes
5 min readDec 22, 2021
From “Thatha, we need to talk about privacy and digital literacy,” The Hindu, 25 January 2021.

India boasts more than 560 million internet users, making it the second largest online market in the world. Yet there are vast disparities in use, by age, socio-economic status, gender and areas where people reside. The penetration rate for smart phones is about 54%, but only around 5% for those 55 years and older.

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Bart Édes

Author of Learning from Tomorrow: Using Strategic Foresight to Prepare for the Next Big Disruption