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... They can function in parallel in the real and virtual world and smoothly transition from one to the other (in their opinion, both worlds complement each other). Access to applications, all kinds of data, communication with others from any place and at any time is not a problem for them (Santy et al., 2020;Zvereva and Chvorova, 2020). Most representatives of the "Z" generation cannot imagine their life without new technologies, the Internet to which they are connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ...
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