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How eager are you for the latest cutting-edge personal and home tech innovations?

Posted January 7, 2019 through January 14, 2019 (102 Votes)
Very -- I can't wait to see the big innovations on display at CES this week.
12.75%
Somewhat -- I like to see what's coming, but I'm not an early adopter.
13.73%
Mildly -- Some things excite me but most seem like gimmicks.
23.53%
Not at all -- I have no desire to acquire more personal or home tech.
18.63%
I'm not "eager," but it's important to be informed about the latest tech developments.
31.37%


Which tech do you think is most likely to make a big splash in 2019?

Posted December 31, 2018 through January 7, 2019 (158 Votes)
Self-driving car
17.72%
Foldable smartphone
16.46%
Must-have virtual reality
5.70%
Drone package delivery
12.03%
New social network star
4.43%
Major med-tech advance
9.49%
None -- 2019 won't be a year of big tech changes.
34.18%


How do you feel about technology's place in the world?

Posted December 24, 2018 through December 31, 2018 (106 Votes)
Technology could solve most of the world's problems if properly applied.
34.91%
Technology has created more problems than it ever could solve.
9.43%
Some technologies are inherently good, and some are inherently evil.
16.98%
I'm willing to accept technology's risks in order to enjoy its benefits.
15.09%
I'd like go back in time to a simpler era with far less technology.
15.09%
I'd like to go forward in time to a more technologically advanced era.
8.49%


Would you move to a tech hub like San Francisco or Seattle if you were offered a high-paying, career-building job?

Posted December 17, 2018 through December 24, 2018 (130 Votes)
Absolutely. I already live in a tech center and I enjoy being where the action is.
20.77%
No. I live in (or have lived in) a tech-forward city, and I'd rather live elsewhere.
6.92%
I'd be tempted, but I'm worried about the cost of living.
30.00%
I doubt it, as I don't like the reputation for decadence in those cities.
12.31%
I would if I didn't have so many ties where I currently live.
6.92%
Why bother? With telecommuting you can live and work anywhere.
23.08%


Does it matter to you if products you purchase are manufactured in another country?

Posted December 10, 2018 through December 17, 2018 (133 Votes)
Yes, and I will pay more for a domestically produced product.
18.80%
Yes, but my shopping decisions won't change anything, so I do what's best for me.
3.76%
I care, but it's impossible to keep track of where everything is made.
9.77%
I want the best quality and price, regardless of country of origin.
42.86%
It depends on the country. Some are OK, some aren't.
9.77%
It depends on the company. I'll buy from a reputable non-domestic brand.
15.04%


Should explicit sexual content and nudity be banned from social networking platforms?

Posted December 3, 2018 through December 10, 2018 (169 Votes)
Yes, with guidelines for exceptions (such as breastfeeding).
18.93%
No, with guidelines for exceptions (such as revenge porn).
14.79%
Explicit content should be restricted by age rather than banned.
24.26%
Explicit content should be labeled but not restricted.
14.20%
All content should be unrestricted unless it's illegal (such as child porn).
27.81%


How do you most often watch movies?

Posted November 26, 2018 through December 3, 2018 (201 Votes)
At a movie theater
5.97%
On a large-screen TV with enhanced audio
25.87%
On a TV with no special enhancements
28.36%
On a desktop PC
11.94%
On a laptop
14.93%
On a tablet or smartphone
6.47%
I don't watch movies.
6.47%


How do you feel about the latest challenges to Facebook's reputation?

Posted November 19, 2018 through November 26, 2018 (167 Votes)
I think the critics have ulterior motives. I'm a Facebook fan.
1.80%
I don't like it, but there's no alternative, so I still use Facebook heavily.
4.79%
I have adjusted my Facebook privacy settings to suit my comfort level.
2.99%
I only use Facebook casually, and I avoid posting anything very personal.
17.96%
I check Facebook to see what others post, but I don't post myself.
11.38%
I never use Facebook.
61.08%


How do you feel about Black Friday/Cyber Monday this year?

Posted November 12, 2018 through November 19, 2018 (100 Votes)
I'm excited to find great deals and plan to do some serious shopping on BFCM.
6.00%
I'll watch for BFCM sales, but I intend to drastically curb my spending this year.
13.00%
BFCM has become a season -- I no longer feel driven to look for bargains on those specific days.
20.00%
I plan to have most of my holiday shopping done *before* BFCM.
1.00%
I detest the holiday sales hype and will avoid shopping on BFCM.
60.00%


Why hasn't virtual reality tech caught on in spite of all the hype?

Posted November 5, 2018 through November 12, 2018 (159 Votes)
The headsets are clunky.
9.43%
It's too expensive.
35.85%
There's not enough high-quality content.
16.98%
The experiences it offers aren't "real" enough.
15.72%
It's catching on gradually, and its growth will increase steadily.
22.01%


What is the best approach to curbing sexual harassment, racism and other offensive behavior in the workplace?

Posted October 29, 2018 through November 5, 2018 (173 Votes)
Adopt a zero-tolerance posture, fire offenders, and report to the public on actions taken.
24.28%
Appoint a chief ethics officer to focus on company culture.
7.51%
Give an internal audit department authority to enforce company policies.
5.20%
Improve diversity to make targeted employees less vulnerable and marginalized.
6.94%
Evaluate candidates for alignment with company policies during the hiring process.
2.89%
Address major violations but stop overreacting to every politically incorrect offense.
53.18%


If a hyperloop connection became available to take you to a desired destination, would you take it?

Posted October 22, 2018 through October 29, 2018 (158 Votes)
Absolutely! I can't wait for hyperloop technology to make much faster travel possible.
26.58%
Never! It strikes me as unnecessary, far too risky, and claustrophobic.
1.90%
I'd be interested, but it would depend on the price and the safety assurances.
46.20%
I'd be interested, but I wouldn't want to be among the early guinea pigs.
10.76%
Yes. Hyperloop travel is the wave of the future. I don't want to be left behind.
3.16%
No. I'd rather slow down and go back to horses and buggies than speed up.
11.39%


What best describes your attitude toward social networks and politics?

Posted October 15, 2018 through October 22, 2018 (117 Votes)
The value of engaging in serious political discourse outweighs the negatives.
7.69%
Most of the political conversations seem overheated and ignorant.
25.64%
Social networks provide a lot of very good political information from reliable sources.
1.71%
Almost every political post I see is skewed or totally fake.
17.09%
Political interactions on social networks simply mirror those in the real world.
2.56%
Social networks remove inhibitions, bringing out the worst in people and politics.
45.30%


What best describes your video-calling preferences?

Posted October 8, 2018 through October 15, 2018 (122 Votes)
I almost always prefer video calls over voice calls.
2.46%
I think video calls are very useful for some business purposes.
16.39%
I enjoy video calls with friends and family, but not with business associates or strangers.
16.39%
They are nice if planned in advance -- I don't like spontaneous video calls.
25.41%
I find it difficult to speak naturally on video calls.
6.56%
I feel video calls are a huge invasion of privacy.
8.20%
I have never tried video calling, and I probably won't.
24.59%


Which device do you prefer for reading e-books?

Posted October 1, 2018 through October 8, 2018 (180 Votes)
Amazon Kindle
18.89%
Other branded e-reader
2.78%
Smartphone
14.44%
Tablet
18.33%
Laptop
5.00%
Desktop computer
5.56%
No device -- I only read print books.
35.00%