Only 47% of people believe that innovation has had a positive impact on people like themselves

Nesta (2020)

Innovation is often thought of as a positive force that leads to progress and improved quality of life. However, a recent study by Nesta found that only 47% of people believe that innovation has positively impacted people like themselves; this suggests that many people have not benefited from recent innovations.
There are several possible explanations for this. First, some innovations may only help a few people, while the majority see little or no benefit. For example, developing new medical treatments may improve patients' lives but do nothing to reduce the cost of healthcare or enhance access to care.
Second, some innovations may lead to job losses as new technologies replace older ones. For instance, the advent of self-driving cars will likely cause widespread job losses in the taxi and trucking industries.
Finally, some people may resist change and therefore view all innovations with suspicion. Whatever the reason, it is clear that many people do not feel they have benefited from recent technological advances.