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Tech it out
Technology is the fastest-growing industry in the UK,
and has career opportunities and pay packets to match
e can't work, communicate or even shop without it. And now we're even using it
to exercise and find love. Yes, we've all gone a little hi-tech. Even if you hanker
after a simpler time when you weren't tracking every element of your life, we all
know that technology has made our lives a little easier. Judging by the 46 million
of us in the UK who own a smartphone, the digital era is definitely here to stay and grow.
But this tech explosion goes much deeper than personality-pairing dating apps and
fancy run-tracking smart watches. It now underpins every part of our working world
from banking and pharmaceuticals to travel and developments in aerospace.
It's not surprising then that the tech sector is the fastest-growing industry in the UK. The third
annual Tech Nation report revealed that last year investment reached a staggering £6.8bn -
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