Maslow’s new hierarchy of needs?


This morning, I saw this “updated” image of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs appear in my feed again and I smiled. I thought to myself this is not what I learnt in school. 

But then I recalled seeing articles last year about the Syrian refugee crisis and how the refugees had mobile phones with them.  It gets even more interesting as a “new study by UNHCR and Accenture finds mobile phone and internet access is as critical to refugeesโ€™ safety and security as food, shelter and water.”   Some aspects of technology now are becoming a basic need.

http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2016/9/57d7d4478/mobile-connectivity-lifeline-refugees-report-finds.html