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How much are you willing to spend on a smartphone?

Posted July 9, 2018 through July 16, 2018 (235 Votes)
I'll spring for a top-of-the-line model, because my phone is extremely important to me.
16.60%
I'm content with a phone that's a couple of years old and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
52.34%
I'm a bargain smartphone shopper -- I'll take the best phone I can find that's free or close to it.
9.79%
I'm considering giving up my smartphone and getting a basic mobile phone instead.
9.36%
I don't own a smartphone and I don't want one.
11.91%


Is voice shopping the next big e-commerce thing?

Posted July 2, 2018 through July 9, 2018 (180 Votes)
Yes -- I already voice shop using an Amazon Echo.
1.67%
Yes -- I already voice shop using a Google Home.
0.56%
Maybe -- I'm considering using an Echo to voice shop.
7.22%
Maybe -- I'm considering using a Home to voice shop.
4.44%
No -- I've tried voice shopping and it's unsatisfactory.
6.11%
No -- I'm not at all interested in voice shopping.
80.00%


How do you feel about artificial intelligence systems that perform better than humans?

Posted June 25, 2018 through July 2, 2018 (153 Votes)
They are excellent tools for solving global problems.
28.10%
There's a grave danger that humans will lose control of them.
25.49%
They won't change the world, but they have many good, practical applications.
24.84%
Their big accomplishments, such as beating humans at games, seem pointless.
7.19%
AI is one more reason to consider living completely off the grid.
14.38%


Which company is most likely to hit the $1 trillion valuation milestone first?

Posted June 18, 2018 through June 25, 2018 (271 Votes)
Alphabet/Google
23.99%
Amazon
46.13%
Apple
21.03%
Microsoft
5.54%
A different company
3.32%


What might persuade you to try using cryptocurrency as a payment method?

Posted June 11, 2018 through June 18, 2018 (196 Votes)
If I understood it better;
14.80%
If more mainstream companies accepted it;
19.39%
If its valuation were more stable;
20.41%
If its use weren't associated with criminal activities;
14.29%
Nothing -- I will never use cryptocurrency.
31.12%


True or False? Smartphone addiction is a growing problem for individuals and society.

Posted June 4, 2018 through June 11, 2018 (294 Votes)
True. The damage caused by smartphones is irreversible.
17.69%
False. Smartphones are an indispensable tool.
4.08%
Mostly true. It's a problem, but there are solutions.
49.32%
Mostly false. It's only a problem for a few.
10.20%
True. Smartphone use should be regulated.
4.08%
False. Users are addicted to apps, not phones.
14.63%


What do you think about the current state of desktop Linux?

Posted May 28, 2018 through June 4, 2018 (204 Votes)
It's a viable choice for mainstream users, thanks to user-friendly distros like Ubuntu.
33.33%
There are too many distros and too many different ways of doing things.
17.16%
For those on a budget and for older PCs, desktop Linux is ideal.
17.65%
There are too many software and hardware incompatibilities.
11.76%
For those who value privacy and security, desktop Linux can't be beat.
13.73%
There's no unified approach to Linux application security -- it's playing with fire.
6.37%


What should be the role of adaptive accessories, like Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, in video game competitions?

Posted May 20, 2018 through May 28, 2018 (75 Votes)
Anyone should be able to use them in any context, including in competitions.
38.67%
Only people with physical limitations should be allowed to use them in competitions.
20.00%
They should be banned entirely in competitions due to the potential for unfair advantage.
12.00%
Their use should be limited to special competitions set up for gamers with disabilities.
29.33%


How do you feel about employment in the tech industry?

Posted May 14, 2018 through May 20, 2018 (179 Votes)
I work in tech, and I see it as filled with opportunities.
22.91%
I work in tech, and I've found the culture is corrupt.
14.53%
I work in tech, and I've found it's no better or worse than other sectors.
18.44%
Tech is the future -- and that's where I want to be.
22.91%
Discrimination against women and minorities is rampant in tech.
8.94%
The tech industry has problems, and I'd like to help solve them.
12.29%


How has the Internet affected your attitude about shopping?

Posted May 7, 2018 through May 14, 2018 (152 Votes)
Online merchants are much more responsive than local stores.
14.47%
Shopping online is convenient, while shopping at local stores is frustrating.
42.76%
I'd be glad to see malls and big box stores disappear.
4.61%
I strongly prefer the personal experience of shopping locally.
17.76%
Online shopping is too insecure -- I will never trust the process.
5.26%
Online shopping hurts businesses, jobs and the environment.
15.13%


How has the Internet influenced your news consumption habits?

Posted April 30, 2018 through May 7, 2018 (189 Votes)
I get my news from a much broader range of media outlets than I used to.
50.79%
I get news primarily from my social media feeds.
3.17%
I've become very choosy -- I stick to just a few trusted news sources.
25.93%
I get my news mainly from television.
3.17%
I prefer to get my news from radio broadcasts.
1.59%
I don't follow news much at all -- too much of it is untrustworthy.
15.34%


Which capabilities in a home robot might induce you to consider buying one?

Posted April 23, 2018 through April 30, 2018 (203 Votes)
Help with daily housecleaning chores
42.36%
Companionship for elderly or disabled family member
3.45%
Entertaining and educating children
2.46%
Monitoring security all through the house
13.30%
Keeping inventory and restocking items when needed
3.94%
Nothing would persuade me to consider getting a home robot.
34.48%


Why is Facebook taking so much more heat about data privacy than Google?

Posted April 16, 2018 through April 23, 2018 (323 Votes)
Google actually manages personal data more responsibly.
16.10%
It's Facebook's turn now -- Google is next.
27.24%
Google's data collection and sharing activities are less obvious.
25.08%
Facebook is a scapegoat for the entire tech industry.
19.81%
Google is more powerful than Facebook.
11.76%


What would improve your home entertainment experience the most?

Posted April 9, 2018 through April 16, 2018 (170 Votes)
A la carte program selection
27.06%
Lower content costs overall
34.12%
Voice search for everything
3.53%
A universal programming guide
5.88%
Better audio, higher-resolution display
9.41%
Smarter DVR
1.18%
Getting rid of the TV
18.82%


How worried are you that the U.S. will be struck by a massive cyberattack?

Posted April 2, 2018 through April 9, 2018 (254 Votes)
Extremely worried -- when it happens, it will be shocking and deadly.
20.87%
I'm very worried, especially about health, financial and transportation systems.
44.09%
I'm somewhat worried, but I don't think it would affect me personally.
16.14%
I'm not very concerned, because I'm confident in U.S. cyberdefenses.
5.51%
I'm not at all worried -- cyberattacks are just nuisances.
13.39%

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How does the tech industry compare to other industries when it comes to diversity?
Tech firms have been working much harder than others to achieve diversity.
Tech is rife with sexism, racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination.
The tech industry would be more inclusive if there were more qualified applicants.
Tech firms have made superficial efforts but they're mainly for show.
The push for diversity is a cultural fad, and there is no real problem.