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How worried are you about climate change?

Posted February 17, 2020 through February 24, 2020 (272 Votes)
I believe it will cause global catastrophe in my lifetime.
35.66%
I'm very worried but I believe nations will come together to reverse it.
5.88%
I'm very worried and I think the private sector is our best hope.
4.04%
I'm somewhat worried but I don't think it will affect me much personally.
6.62%
I've changed my own behavior to do what I can to help the planet.
7.72%
I'm not worried -- it's a natural cycle.
29.04%
I'm not worried -- it's a media hoax.
11.03%


How concerned are you about online disinformation during the U.S. presidential election cycle?

Posted February 10, 2020 through February 17, 2020 (120 Votes)
Very concerned -- Internet companies haven't done enough to address the issue.
37.50%
Very concerned -- there's really no effective way to counter it.
20.00%
Somewhat concerned -- companies have stepped up to lessen the impact.
8.33%
Somewhat concerned -- voters are less naive this time around.
7.50%
Not at all concerned -- the threat is overblown.
13.33%
Not at all concerned -- voters have learned to fact-check for themselves.
13.33%


How do you feel about the trend toward performing desk jobs remotely?

Posted February 3, 2020 through February 10, 2020 (112 Votes)
It's a win-win: Employers cut costs, and employees are happier.
22.32%
Remote workers tend to be healthier and more productive.
3.57%
It works well in some cases, but there's a high risk of employee abuse.
14.29%
It's best to combine some on-premises time with remote working options.
47.32%
Remote working makes it difficult to build professional relationships.
8.04%
Remote workers experience stress because they are always "on the clock."
4.46%


How closely do you guard your online privacy?

Posted January 27, 2020 through February 3, 2020 (122 Votes)
I take every opportunity to control my data-sharing.
43.44%
I usually don't share when prompted to choose but I'm not proactive.
14.75%
I'm comfortable sharing my data with companies I trust.
8.20%
I use a VPN, incognito surfing or other tech tools to improve privacy.
22.95%
I don't know where to start, so I don't bother.
3.28%
Privacy is not possible, so guarding it is a waste of time.
7.38%


How do you feel about government regulation of the U.S. tech industry?

Posted January 20, 2020 through January 27, 2020 (132 Votes)
Big tech companies are abusing their monopoly power and must be reined in.
35.61%
Stronger regulations to protect consumer data definitely are needed.
34.85%
Regulations stifle innovation and should be kept to the barest minimum.
6.82%
Over-regulation could give China and other nations an unfair advantage.
3.03%
Outdated antitrust laws should be updated prior to serious regulatory efforts.
9.85%
Tech companies should regulate themselves to avoid government intervention.
9.85%


How do you feel about digital immortality through an artificial intelligence avatar?

Posted January 13, 2020 through January 20, 2020 (161 Votes)
I'd like to have my own mind uploaded to an avatar after death.
26.09%
I'd like to interact with avatars of dead relatives and friends.
6.21%
Avatars should be created for important historic figures only.
1.86%
I'd be interested in seeing avatars of dead entertainers perform.
4.35%
I'm concerned about the ethics -- legal limits should be in place.
19.25%
The idea is creepy, and I don't approve at all.
42.24%


How do you feel about using a Chromebook?

Posted January 6, 2020 through January 13, 2020 (160 Votes)
Very positive -- I own and enjoy using one or more Chromebooks.
15.00%
Positive -- I'm considering purchasing one.
6.88%
Somewhat positive -- They seem great for students but not for me.
14.37%
Somewhat negative -- They seem a little too limited in functionality.
11.88%
Negative -- An inexpensive PC would be a better choice.
16.88%
Very negative -- I'm not a fan of Google software.
35.00%


Which "technology new year's resolution" appeals most to you?

Posted December 30, 2019 through January 6, 2020 (73 Votes)
Back up all my data
26.03%
Revamp my desk/work area to improve ergonomics
13.70%
Set limits on my personal screen time
21.92%
Shop around for better/cheaper wireless, Internet or TV service
28.77%
Stop downloading pirated software
2.74%
Use a wearable monitor to improve my fitness/health
6.85%


If you were a prospective employee, which type of corporate philanthropy would you prefer?

Posted December 23, 2019 through December 30, 2019 (53 Votes)
Amazon's donations of a percentage of each purchase to charities customers select
28.30%
Cisco's funding of science and humanities research, and support for animal welfare programs
16.98%
Facebook's facilitation of fundraising -- e.g., a 'Donate' button for nonprofits
1.89%
IBM's cash, services and tech for health, education, and environmental programs
16.98%
Microsoft's donations of products and services to nonprofits around the world
18.87%
Salesforce's 1/1/1 combination of donated employee time, product resources and profits
16.98%


How do you feel about smart glasses?

Posted December 16, 2019 through December 23, 2019 (85 Votes)
Smart glasses are the wave of the future, and I'm on board.
14.12%
I strongly oppose any smart eyewear for privacy reasons.
22.35%
I'd welcome smart glasses if they looked good enough.
10.59%
I'm worried about their physical and psychological health effects.
9.41%
They're valuable for very limited uses, e.g., medical and industrial.
20.00%
They'll probably cause a lot more accidents.
23.53%


How concerned are you about the effect tariffs on Chinese imports might have on technology products and businesses?

Posted December 9, 2019 through December 16, 2019 (109 Votes)
Very -- I fear that some businesses will fail.
14.68%
Considerably -- I'm expecting serious price hikes on some tech products.
16.51%
Somewhat -- I'm not sure what the negative effects will be, though.
21.10%
Not much -- I don't run a tech business or buy a lot of tech products.
9.17%
Not at all -- I think the tariffs ultimately will be beneficial.
24.77%
I don't know enough about this to know if I should be concerned or not.
13.76%


Which of the following technology gifts would you most like to receive?

Posted December 2, 2019 through December 9, 2019 (116 Votes)
4K streaming TV player
14.66%
Fitness tracker/smartwatch
11.21%
Noise-canceling headphones
28.45%
Rugged Bluetooth speaker
3.45%
Smart thermostat
6.90%
VR gaming headset
18.10%
Wifi signal booster
17.24%


What are your plans for this year's Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping event?

Posted November 25, 2019 through December 2, 2019 (102 Votes)
I've been looking forward to the sales to shop for specific items.
8.82%
I'll spend time researching deals and I'll likely make some purchases.
3.92%
I'll keep my eyes open, and I might buy some things if I spot good deals.
18.63%
I don't trust the hype, so I probably won't spend any money.
21.57%
I find the shopping frenzy distasteful, so I'll avoid shopping on BFCM.
35.29%
I can't afford to shop this BFCM, regardless of sales.
11.76%


How do you primarily access news, sports and entertainment video content?

Posted November 18, 2019 through November 25, 2019 (95 Votes)
Cable or satellite TV service plus extra premium services
16.84%
Basic cable or satellite TV service
24.21%
Three or more paid streaming services
4.21%
One or two paid streaming services
17.89%
TV antenna and free streaming services
26.32%
Mobile apps
10.53%


What is your comfort level with technological advances?

Posted November 11, 2019 through November 18, 2019 (191 Votes)
I consider myself tech-savvy and I'm enthusiastic.
37.70%
I consider myself tech-savvy and I'm alarmed.
16.75%
I do my best to keep up and I'm mostly positive.
26.70%
I do my best to keep up but I'm mostly negative.
5.76%
I don't pay much attention to the latest tech but I like certain things.
9.95%
I can't keep up with technology and I feel very insecure about it.
3.14%

How do you feel about your use of the Internet?
I spend a lot of time online and it's mostly high value.
I spend a lot of time online and much of it is wasted.
I'd like to experience more immersive online activities, like VR.
I'd like to spend more time in the real world.
I'd like to be always connected, perhaps with eyewear.
It's important to disconnect from the Web at regular intervals.
I go online as little as possible and I intend to keep it that way.