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Title: Technology usage as a way to increase safety and security in different geographies: Testimonials on the use of technology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Authors: Au-Yong-Oliveira, Manuel
Moreira, Fernando
Martins, José
Branco, Frederico
Gonçalves, Ramiro
Keywords: Technology
Home deliveries
Comfort
Social and economic problems
Safety
Security
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Au-Yong-Oliveira, M., Moreira, F., Martins, J., Branco, F., & Gonçalves, R. (2018). Technology usage as a way to increase safety and security in different geographies: Testimonials on the use of technology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Proceedings of the 13th Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI'2018), 13-16 June, Caceres, Spain, (pp. 1-7). Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/2342
Abstract: This study follows an interpretivist approach and showcases five testimonials of technology usage in everyday life, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the research also brings forward the perspectives of 31 other Brazilian citizens. The informants are Brazilian Master's level students who were on an exchange program to Portugal, at a major Portuguese university. Brazil, and in particular Rio de Janeiro, the focus of this study, are seen to have talented people and to be also open to technology - on the developing side as well as on the user side. Trust issues still exist - concerning e-commerce - and may indeed be pervasive in society. Brazil is currently undergoing a profound social and economic crisis, which it is trying to recover from. Indeed, the general lack of safety and security felt in Rio de Janeiro may even be a reason for the popularity of home and work deliveries - so that citizens will not have to travel - with travel constituting an additional risk which many may prefer to avoid. Thus, technology (a diverse set of apps) may be serving an additional purpose - that of ensuring security in daily life in Brazil.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11328/2342
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