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Do you believe that spending too much time viewing mobile device screens can be hazardous to one's health?

Posted August 6, 2018 through August 13, 2018 (134 Votes)
Absolutely -- it's unhealthy in many ways.
61.19%
Limits definitely should be set for children.
13.43%
It depends on the content -- it's not about the hardware.
8.21%
No -- not any more so than TV or radio.
8.96%
We should be cautious until there's more data about long-term effects.
8.21%


Which technology industry CEO do you admire the most?

Posted July 30, 2018 through August 6, 2018 (210 Votes)
Alphabet's Larry Page
8.10%
Amazon's Jeff Bezos
16.19%
Apple's Tim Cook
6.67%
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg
5.24%
Microsoft's Satya Nadella
10.48%
None of the above
53.33%


How do you react to online conspiracy theories?

Posted July 23, 2018 through July 30, 2018 (1029 Votes)
They're almost always factually wrong and they're dangerous.
87.17%
They're usually false but they're mostly harmless nonsense.
3.21%
They're used to create smokescreens for hiding government secrets.
1.26%
They're often true but are labeled "conspiracy theories" so people won't believe them.
2.53%
They should be taken seriously because in rare cases they are true.
1.55%
The term "conspiracy theory" has become a meaningless buzzword.
4.28%


How does the tech industry compare to other industries when it comes to diversity?

Posted July 16, 2018 through July 23, 2018 (105 Votes)
Tech firms have been working much harder than others to achieve diversity.
20.95%
Tech is rife with sexism, racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination.
13.33%
The tech industry would be more inclusive if there were more qualified applicants.
23.81%
Tech firms have made superficial efforts but they're mainly for show.
15.24%
The push for diversity is a cultural fad, and there is no real problem.
26.67%


How much are you willing to spend on a smartphone?

Posted July 9, 2018 through July 16, 2018 (235 Votes)
I'll spring for a top-of-the-line model, because my phone is extremely important to me.
16.60%
I'm content with a phone that's a couple of years old and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
52.34%
I'm a bargain smartphone shopper -- I'll take the best phone I can find that's free or close to it.
9.79%
I'm considering giving up my smartphone and getting a basic mobile phone instead.
9.36%
I don't own a smartphone and I don't want one.
11.91%


Is voice shopping the next big e-commerce thing?

Posted July 2, 2018 through July 9, 2018 (180 Votes)
Yes -- I already voice shop using an Amazon Echo.
1.67%
Yes -- I already voice shop using a Google Home.
0.56%
Maybe -- I'm considering using an Echo to voice shop.
7.22%
Maybe -- I'm considering using a Home to voice shop.
4.44%
No -- I've tried voice shopping and it's unsatisfactory.
6.11%
No -- I'm not at all interested in voice shopping.
80.00%


How do you feel about artificial intelligence systems that perform better than humans?

Posted June 25, 2018 through July 2, 2018 (153 Votes)
They are excellent tools for solving global problems.
28.10%
There's a grave danger that humans will lose control of them.
25.49%
They won't change the world, but they have many good, practical applications.
24.84%
Their big accomplishments, such as beating humans at games, seem pointless.
7.19%
AI is one more reason to consider living completely off the grid.
14.38%


Which company is most likely to hit the $1 trillion valuation milestone first?

Posted June 18, 2018 through June 25, 2018 (271 Votes)
Alphabet/Google
23.99%
Amazon
46.13%
Apple
21.03%
Microsoft
5.54%
A different company
3.32%


What might persuade you to try using cryptocurrency as a payment method?

Posted June 11, 2018 through June 18, 2018 (196 Votes)
If I understood it better;
14.80%
If more mainstream companies accepted it;
19.39%
If its valuation were more stable;
20.41%
If its use weren't associated with criminal activities;
14.29%
Nothing -- I will never use cryptocurrency.
31.12%


True or False? Smartphone addiction is a growing problem for individuals and society.

Posted June 4, 2018 through June 11, 2018 (294 Votes)
True. The damage caused by smartphones is irreversible.
17.69%
False. Smartphones are an indispensable tool.
4.08%
Mostly true. It's a problem, but there are solutions.
49.32%
Mostly false. It's only a problem for a few.
10.20%
True. Smartphone use should be regulated.
4.08%
False. Users are addicted to apps, not phones.
14.63%


What do you think about the current state of desktop Linux?

Posted May 28, 2018 through June 4, 2018 (204 Votes)
It's a viable choice for mainstream users, thanks to user-friendly distros like Ubuntu.
33.33%
There are too many distros and too many different ways of doing things.
17.16%
For those on a budget and for older PCs, desktop Linux is ideal.
17.65%
There are too many software and hardware incompatibilities.
11.76%
For those who value privacy and security, desktop Linux can't be beat.
13.73%
There's no unified approach to Linux application security -- it's playing with fire.
6.37%


What should be the role of adaptive accessories, like Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, in video game competitions?

Posted May 20, 2018 through May 28, 2018 (75 Votes)
Anyone should be able to use them in any context, including in competitions.
38.67%
Only people with physical limitations should be allowed to use them in competitions.
20.00%
They should be banned entirely in competitions due to the potential for unfair advantage.
12.00%
Their use should be limited to special competitions set up for gamers with disabilities.
29.33%


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%

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What role will technology play in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections?
Advanced security measures will protect the legitimacy of the elections.
Inadequate security will place the election process at grave risk.
Voter technology is so decentralized, attackers can't have much impact.
Companies that manufacture voting machines need to shore up their security.
The upcoming midterms will be no better or worse than others from a tech standpoint.