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A new Royal Bank of Scotland survey reveals that over two-thirds of Scots are benefiting from new technology, saying it makes their lives more efficient.

The bank launched the study of public attitudes towards technology to explore how consumers and businesses can adapt to make innovation a regular part of the world we live in.

The results, published in a report entitled Scotlands Tech Future, shows the majority of Scots of all ages are fearlessly facing the future in a time of rapid transformation and change.

The past few years have seen numerous innovations across the banking industry; features like facial recognition or artificial intelligence, which would have seemed like science fiction not so long ago, are now an everyday reality.

And according to Royal Banks research, 68 per cent of people believe technology has made their lives more efficient.

For 60 per cent of respondents, the biggest boon comes from instant access to information and this thirst for knowledge is most prevalent among older age groups, with more than 70 per cent of those aged over 65 saying instant access is the most exciting aspect of technology for them.

But the pace of change has made some edgy, with a fifth of Scots saying they fear having to keep up with the latest developments.

Louise Smith, head of digitisation, personal and business banking at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: Robots are not goin....

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