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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%


What's your reaction to Amazon's automated grocery store that eliminates the checkout process?

Posted January 29, 2018 through February 5, 2018 (282 Votes)
It's the future of retail -- no more lines!
28.72%
It's just a gimmick that will never catch on.
10.64%
It's a great solution to prevent shoplifting or cashier errors.
4.96%
No tech is foolproof -- thieves will still figure out how to steal.
29.79%
It will help brick-and-mortar stores save money and compete.
5.67%
It will eliminate too many jobs.
20.21%


Will Facebook be able to fix social media's biggest problems?

Posted January 22, 2018 through January 29, 2018 (247 Votes)
Yes, its return to emphasizing close relationships is a good start.
2.43%
No, its efforts aren't sincere -- it only cares about its bottom line.
39.68%
Yes, but only through a huge, sustained education effort.
3.24%
No, people -- not the platform -- are the problem.
31.17%
Yes, the problems are wildly exaggerated -- there's not much to fix.
2.83%
No, and it's too big to fail, so the problems will only get worse.
20.65%


Of the following CES 2018 crowd pleasers, which do you consider the most important or desirable new tech?

Posted January 15, 2018 through January 22, 2018 (114 Votes)
Google Assistant -- voice-activated AI on displays everywhere
25.44%
Helite's Hip'Air - a hip-protecting airbag belt for seniors
21.05%
HTC Vive Pro - a VR headset with way better resolution and sound
10.53%
Samsung's 'The Wall' - a modular TV with MicroLED for consumers
21.05%
Sony's Aibo -- a lovable AI-powered robotic pet dog
7.02%
Toyota's e-Palette -- a self-driving van for deliveries and more
14.91%


Which technology offers the most promise for improving the general population's health?

Posted January 8, 2018 through January 15, 2018 (183 Votes)
3D Organ Printing
19.67%
Centralized Electronic Health Records
10.38%
Health Monitoring Tech
16.94%
Home Healthcare Robots
7.65%
Stem Cell Treatments
37.70%
Telemedicine
7.65%


If you could wave a magic wand, which technology would you eradicate?

Posted January 1, 2018 through January 8, 2018 (468 Votes)
Facebook
31.41%
Personal Data Collection
45.51%
Selfie Cameras
6.20%
Smartphones
4.49%
Twitter
8.97%
Video Games
2.99%
Youtube
0.43%

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Why is Facebook taking so much more heat about data privacy than Google?
Google actually manages personal data more responsibly.
It's Facebook's turn now -- Google is next.
Google's data collection and sharing activities are less obvious.
Facebook is a scapegoat for the entire tech industry.
Google is more powerful than Facebook.