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How do you feel about the coming robot era?

Posted May 29, 2017 through June 5, 2017 (402 Votes)
Terrified -- killer robots are no longer science fiction.
9.70%
Excited -- robots will make life easier and more fun.
18.16%
Worried -- robots will take over too many human jobs.
22.64%
Interested -- robots will pose challenges, but we'll deal.
34.83%
Meh -- robots are already here and they're dumb and boring.
8.71%
I have no feelings for or about robots.
5.97%


What best sums up your attitude toward Facebook?

Posted May 22, 2017 through May 29, 2017 (462 Votes)
It's a wonderful communications tool if used responsibly.
15.15%
It has way too much power for any one company.
7.58%
It does a lot of good beyond connecting people.
3.03%
It has changed the world for the worse.
20.56%
Can't live with it, can't live without it.
4.98%
I don't have time for it.
9.96%
I have no interest in it.
38.74%


How worried are you about a global cyberwar?

Posted May 15, 2017 through May 22, 2017 (374 Votes)
Extremely -- it could cost as many lives as conventional warfare.
18.72%
Very -- We're already engaged, and we're losing.
34.49%
Somewhat -- but I have confidence that the U.S. ultimately would prevail.
19.79%
Not very -- it could cause mass confusion but it wouldn't last long.
16.84%
Not at all -- if it helps us to avoid nuclear warfare, I'd welcome it.
10.16%


What is your position on Net neutrality?

Posted May 8, 2017 through May 15, 2017 (543 Votes)
I'm for it. I strongly favor a free and open Internet.
72.56%
I oppose it. It stifles competition and innovation.
7.55%
I don't understand it. I have no position.
5.89%
I didn't understand it until John Oliver explained it. I'm with him.
2.21%
I don't like John Oliver, so I'm against it.
2.03%
I don't think my position on this matters at all.
9.76%


If Google automatically blocks bad ads in Chrome, as rumored...

Posted May 1, 2017 through May 1, 2017 (367 Votes)
Both users and legit advertisers will benefit.
28.61%
Many legitimate advertisers and publishers will be hurt.
7.90%
Other browsers will follow suit, and bad ads will be over.
7.90%
Google will gain an unfair competitive advantage.
6.81%
It will mean the beginning of the end of online advertising.
3.54%
I won't notice, as I'll keep using my current ad blocker.
45.23%


What's most likely to cost a company your customer loyalty?

Posted April 24, 2017 through May 1, 2017 (341 Votes)
a major product fail
12.90%
major unethical corporate behavior
30.21%
public advocacy of social or political views I oppose
10.56%
a really bad customer service experience
42.52%
stagnation -- I'm attracted to innovation
1.76%
none of the above -- I'll stick through thick and thin
2.05%


Assuming that your profession doesn't require it, how do you feel about viewing controversial online content?

Posted April 17, 2017 through April 24, 2017 (501 Votes)
It's wrong to view a murder or suicide.
1.00%
It's wrong to view a rape or child porn.
9.98%
Both No. 1 and No. 2.
37.33%
It's wrong to view anything that violates someone's privacy.
28.34%
It's OK to view anything if you have a good reason.
10.18%
It's wrong to post certain things but never wrong to view them.
13.17%


How big a problem is fake news for you personally?

Posted April 10, 2017 through April 17, 2017 (441 Votes)
Huge -- because so many others believe it even if I don't.
44.90%
It's a big problem for me -- I know I've been duped by it.
3.85%
It's unsettling -- I don't know what to believe any more.
13.38%
Not a problem -- I get my news from trusted sources only.
14.74%
I can spot it a mile away, so it doesn't affect me.
12.93%
I don't pay much attention to the news -- fake or otherwise.
10.20%


How do you feel about microchip implants in humans?

Posted April 3, 2017 through April 10, 2017 (458 Votes)
I have no problem with them -- they're the wave of the future.
9.17%
They could be extremely convenient if they're secure and opt-in.
16.16%
I can see their value for tracking children and dementia patients.
4.37%
They would be a data gold mine, and they would be abused.
30.13%
There could be unforeseen health problems -- too risky.
6.99%
I'm absolutely opposed -- implants now, cyborgs later.
33.19%


What's your reaction to the Turkish Crime Family's claim that it can access hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts?

Posted March 27, 2017 through April 3, 2017 (360 Votes)
I'm very worried -- I take all cyberthreats seriously.
23.61%
I'm feeling secure -- I changed my password and set up 2FA.
6.39%
I'm angry -- companies need to be more responsible.
16.11%
I'm not at all concerned -- I trust Apple.
9.17%
I'm resigned -- I expect to be breached at some point.
10.83%
I don't care much -- the world has bigger problems.
33.89%


The best virtual assistant is...

Posted March 20, 2017 through March 27, 2017 (490 Votes)
Siri
20.82%
Google Assistant
22.86%
Cortana
9.59%
Alexa
7.76%
Something else
2.04%
None -- they're all weak
36.94%


The science fiction I'd most like to become a reality in my lifetime:

Posted March 13, 2017 through March 20, 2017 (389 Votes)
Realistic artificial humans
12.34%
Superhero-type superpowers
6.68%
Speedy interstellar travel
29.56%
Contact with intelligent ETs
9.00%
Interdimensional portals
8.74%
Time travel
14.14%
Immortality
19.54%


Women face significant barriers to successful careers in technology.

Posted March 6, 2017 through March 13, 2017 (422 Votes)
True -- and the biggest problem is recognition of that fact.
13.03%
True -- but that is rapidly changing for the better.
10.19%
True -- there's a deeply rooted prejudice toward women in tech leadership roles.
18.72%
False -- there are many strong women role models in technology.
15.88%
False -- women have not demonstrated much interest or aptitude for tech.
14.69%
False -- many women would rather blame sexism than do the work.
27.49%


Which industry has the worst customer service?

Posted February 27, 2017 through March 6, 2017 (368 Votes)
Banking / Financial
8.15%
Cable / Internet / Satellite TV
33.97%
Government
29.35%
Healthcare
10.87%
Insurance
7.61%
Wireless Carriers
10.05%


How worried are you that you personally will be the victim of a cybercrime?

Posted February 20, 2017 through February 27, 2017 (392 Votes)
Very worried -- I've taken steps to protect myself.
39.03%
Very worried -- but I don't think it's possible to protect myself.
19.64%
I've already been a victim, and it was devastating.
5.10%
I've already been a victim, but it was no big deal.
7.65%
The risk is overblown. I don't consider myself a likely target.
21.43%
The tech industry is doing a good job protecting me.
7.14%

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