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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%


What is your reaction to the Facebook scandal involving Cambridge Analytica?

Posted March 26, 2018 through April 2, 2018 (287 Votes)
It was the last straw. I deleted my Facebook account.
28.22%
The data sharing is really no big deal -- the controversy is political.
13.59%
It troubles me, but I rely on Facebook too much to leave it.
7.32%
It's not Facebook's fault people can be manipulated so easily.
14.29%
Facebook is too large to fail -- the government should regulate it.
8.36%
People should switch to social networks that offer stronger privacy.
28.22%


How do you feel about accidents that occur when self-driving vehicles are being tested?

Posted March 19, 2018 through March 26, 2018 (334 Votes)
Self-driving vehicles should be banned -- one death is one too many.
12.28%
Autonomous vehicles could save thousands of lives -- the tests should continue.
28.14%
Companies with bad safety records should have to stop testing.
8.38%
Accidents happen -- we should investigate and learn from them.
36.53%
The tests are pointless -- most people will never trust software and sensors.
5.99%
Most injuries and fatalities in self-driving auto tests are due to human error.
8.68%


What should be done about UFOs?

Posted March 12, 2018 through March 19, 2018 (219 Votes)
World governments should cooperate to address a potential planetary threat.
9.59%
The DoD should investigate -- they could signal a hostile nation's tech advances.
3.65%
The government should reveal what it already knows.
43.38%
The government probably has good reasons for secrecy and should be trusted on this.
4.57%
Wealthy corporate space-age visionaries should take the lead.
4.11%
Nothing. Studying UFOs is a waste of resources.
20.09%
Keep the stories coming. People love conspiracy theories, and it's fun to speculate.
14.61%


What should be done about the negative influence of tech on children?

Posted March 5, 2018 through March 12, 2018 (269 Votes)
Parents should set stronger boundaries.
17.47%
Schools should do more to protect kids.
1.49%
Tech companies should take greater responsibility.
2.60%
The government should enact tougher laws.
0.00%
All of the above -- a multi-pronged approach is needed.
23.79%
Nothing adults do will matter because kids are more tech-savvy.
6.32%
Just use common sense -- every generation has dealt with advances.
48.33%


What is your view of smart gun technology that would allow only the registered owner to fire it?

Posted February 26, 2018 through March 5, 2018 (336 Votes)
It should be legally mandated for all consumer gun purchases.
9.23%
Requiring it would be pointless, because criminals would jailbreak it.
9.82%
It should be available to people who want it -- it could save lives.
12.20%
It should not be allowed at all -- it could fail and make a weapon useless.
4.17%
It would be a baby step, but much stronger gun reforms are needed.
20.54%
It's irrelevant -- guns aren't the problem, people are.
44.05%


What do you think about Google's addition of an 'annoying ad' blocker to Chrome?

Posted February 19, 2018 through February 26, 2018 (302 Votes)
It's terrific -- I don't want people making money from harassing me.
29.47%
It's not enough -- all ads are annoying.
14.24%
It's dangerous industry dominance -- Google is already too powerful.
11.26%
It's irrelevant to me -- I already use an ad blocker.
31.13%
I'd rather put up with ads than pay for online content.
5.63%
I don't use Chrome, but I'd like to see this in my browser.
8.28%


If the FAA approved the use of autonomous drones as passenger "air taxis" for short commutes, how interested would you be in riding in them?

Posted February 12, 2018 through February 19, 2018 (260 Votes)
Very -- too much of my life is wasted in clogged traffic.
27.31%
Not interested -- even if they were safe, they would be ridiculously expensive.
14.62%
I'm looking forward to them -- smart machines will save human lives.
6.15%
I'm skeptical -- but if they proved reasonably safe, I'd get on board.
21.54%
I'd use them -- human pilots could take over remotely if necessary.
6.54%
No way -- I would want a human on board to take over in an emergency.
23.85%


What's your reaction to Intel's ordinary-looking smart glasses that would use AI to deliver useful information?

Posted February 5, 2018 through February 12, 2018 (219 Votes)
I like the idea of not having to look at my phone so often.
10.96%
I don't want another device demanding my attention.
20.55%
They seem like a novelty, but they could have compelling future possibilities.
23.29%
They would destroy normal human conversations.
7.31%
I'd much rather wear smart glasses than a smart watch.
14.61%
Next we'll have 'Intel Inside,' turning us into cyborgs.
23.29%

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What should be the role of adaptive accessories, like Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, in video game competitions?
Anyone should be able to use them in any context, including in competitions.
Only people with physical limitations should be allowed to use them in competitions.
They should be banned entirely in competitions due to the potential for unfair advantage.
Their use should be limited to special competitions set up for gamers with disabilities.