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 refugees’ safety and security as food, shelter and water.”   Some aspects of technology now are becoming a basic need.

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