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What is the biggest problem with the Internet today?

Posted March 11, 2019 through March 18, 2019 (163 Votes)
Facilitation of criminal activities
6.75%
Rampant spread of misinformation online
25.15%
Stressful exchanges on social networks and in forums
1.23%
Bullying and exploitation of children
1.23%
Offensive advertising tactics, including clickbait
12.27%
Too much time taken from healthier activities
12.27%
Loss of privacy
41.10%


How likely are you to turn to e-commerce for everyday grocery shopping?

Posted March 4, 2019 through March 11, 2019 (124 Votes)
I regularly order groceries online and I like the experience.
14.52%
I order some nonperishables but I wouldn't order fresh food online.
12.10%
I'll occasionally order specialty and gift items but that's about it.
10.48%
I've tried ordering groceries online but it's not for me.
2.42%
I'm interested in ordering groceries online and I expect to try it soon.
8.87%
I can't imagine ordering my groceries from a website.
29.84%
I won't order groceries online because it would destroy local shops.
21.77%


What do you think of foldable smartphones -- particularly Samsung's new $1,980 Galaxy Fold?

Posted February 25, 2019 through March 4, 2019 (148 Votes)
A folding display is an amazing innovation, and I would love to own one.
6.08%
The foldable concept is cool but they're not ready for prime time.
10.14%
I'll be eager to use one when the price is cut at least in half.
28.38%
I expect there will be a lot of technological glitches with this form factor.
12.16%
As phones, these foldable devices are too big and thick.
7.43%
I want a phone that does the basics well -- foldables are gimmicky.
31.76%
A foldable is a good idea, but I'll wait for Apple to perfect the design.
4.05%


Where do you most often get your news online?

Posted February 18, 2019 through February 25, 2019 (95 Votes)
High-profile blogs
4.21%
Local newspaper websites
7.37%
Major newspaper and magazine websites
13.68%
News aggregator websites
28.42%
Online-only news and magazine websites
23.16%
Social networks
7.37%
TV network/program websites
15.79%


What do you see as the biggest obstacle to mainstream adoption of video calling?

Posted February 11, 2019 through February 18, 2019 (100 Votes)
Too many steps are required to reach a contact.
4.00%
Video quality is often poor -- dropped calls, frozen images.
21.00%
There's no advantage to face-to-face communication in most cases.
13.00%
Too many people feel uncomfortable on live cameras.
29.00%
There are too many security and privacy issues.
18.00%
The trend is away from personal engagement and toward texting.
3.00%
The obstacles are fading, and video calling is well on its way to adoption.
12.00%


How do you view technology's role in combating global warming?

Posted February 4, 2019 through February 11, 2019 (93 Votes)
High-tech solutions are critical to save Earth from the worst effects of climate change.
12.90%
Technology already is providing a lot of valuable solutions, such as electric cars.
3.23%
Technology has a role to play, but political will is much more important.
31.18%
The global warming issue is overblown, and no emergency measures are needed.
37.63%
Climate change has been accelerating so quickly that global disaster is now inevitable.
15.05%


What is your view of using high-tech methods to enforce U.S. border security?

Posted January 28, 2019 through February 4, 2019 (139 Votes)
An advanced system of cameras, radar, drones, sensors, etc., would make physical barriers unnecessary.
13.67%
Cutting-edge high-tech tools should be combined with physical barriers in critical areas.
31.65%
The existing system, which already utilizes technology and physical barriers, is adequate.
5.76%
Even with expanded use of high-tech tools, a coast-to-coast physical wall, built wherever possible, would be needed.
30.22%
Neither better technology nor more physical barriers would significantly improve security.
18.71%


Which of these online services would you hate most to lose?

Posted January 21, 2019 through January 28, 2019 (258 Votes)
Amazon
31.40%
Facebook
4.65%
Instagram
6.98%
LinkedIn
6.20%
Pinterest
3.49%
Twitter
2.71%
YouTube
44.57%


Which of these social networks appeals to you the least?

Posted January 14, 2019 through January 21, 2019 (170 Votes)
Facebook
42.35%
Instagram
6.47%
LinkedIn
11.18%
Pinterest
14.71%
Reddit
12.35%
Twitter
12.94%


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%

Has technology made transportation more or less safe?
Traveling by all modes of transportation has become riskier with each passing year.
In general, transportation safety has been improving steadily, despite some failures.
Some modes of transportation have been improving while others have become less safe.
We may have reached a tipping point where more tech means less safety.
Don't blame the tech -- greedy companies haven't done adequate testing.
Government regulators have not been playing a strong enough oversight role.