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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%


Elon Musk has suggested humans must merge with AI to survive.

Posted February 13, 2017 through February 20, 2017 (444 Votes)
Yes -- some type of communication interface will be essential.
21.40%
No -- humans will never accept such an idea.
8.56%
Yes -- but it will seem like a natural evolution when it happens.
25.45%
No -- AI is too problematic and will be strictly regulated.
11.04%
Yes -- Musk is a visionary, and I believe him.
6.53%
No -- Musk throws out wild ideas just to get a reaction.
27.03%


How do you find your way around?

Posted February 6, 2017 through February 13, 2017 (723 Votes)
I rely on Google Maps.
52.01%
I rely on Apple Maps.
6.09%
I use Google but it needs improvement.
10.37%
I use Apple but it needs improvement.
2.21%
I use a different smartphone navigation app.
8.85%
I use my car's built-in navigation system.
7.61%
I use old-school paper maps.
12.86%


How does politics influence your attitude toward ride-sharing services?

Posted January 30, 2017 through February 6, 2017 (672 Votes)
I use Uber and will continue doing so, regardless of politics.
23.07%
I use Lyft and will continue doing so, regardless of politics.
1.79%
I plan to switch from Uber to Lyft for political reasons.
9.08%
I plan to switch from Lyft to Uber for political reasons.
2.53%
I haven't used either but if I did, I'd choose Lyft.
4.91%
I haven't used either but if I did, I'd choose Uber.
7.74%
I don't use either service and don't plan to.
50.89%


How do you think the tech sector will do under the Trump administration?

Posted January 23, 2017 through January 30, 2017 (483 Votes)
Very well -- corporate tax cuts will stimulate growth.
24.02%
Just OK -- there will be areas of both cooperation and dissent.
9.52%
Poorly -- education and immigration policies will hurt tech.
18.84%
Impossible to predict, but I'm optimistic.
14.70%
Impossible to predict, but I'm pessimistic.
17.39%
The tech sector will do well regardless of Trump's policies.
15.53%


What's your reaction to the new Nintendo Switch gaming console?

Posted January 16, 2017 through January 23, 2017 (379 Votes)
I'm excited -- can't wait to get my hands on one.
16.62%
I'm mildly interested and probably will try it out.
21.11%
It looks cool for the younger set but not serious gamers.
14.51%
Nintendo has lost its way -- the Switch will flop.
16.36%
No interest -- I'm a PlayStation fan.
8.71%
No interest -- I'm an Xbox fan.
9.76%
I only play games on my tablet or phone.
12.93%


If I had a self-driving car, I would most likely use my travel time to...

Posted January 9, 2017 through January 16, 2017 (598 Votes)
Work
7.69%
Nap
19.73%
Read
12.54%
Watch movies or TV
7.36%
Play video games
5.69%
Connect with friends
4.85%
Nervously watch the road
42.14%


Which sector will benefit most from technological advances in 2017?

Posted January 2, 2017 through January 9, 2017 (252 Votes)
Banking / Finance
22.62%
Education
6.75%
Energy
11.11%
Government / Law Enforcement
11.90%
Healthcare / Medical
16.27%
Retail
4.76%
Sports / Entertainment
9.52%
Telecommunications
17.06%


How do you feel about the tech industry's prospects for 2017?

Posted December 26, 2016 through January 2, 2017 (239 Votes)
I'm highly optimistic.
34.73%
I'm hopeful.
27.20%
I don't feel strongly one way or the other.
20.08%
I'm somewhat anxious.
8.37%
I'm very pessimistic.
9.62%


How do you rate the year 2016 for the tech industry?

Posted December 19, 2016 through December 26, 2016 (253 Votes)
Great
12.65%
Good
30.43%
Just OK
43.87%
Bad
5.93%
Terrible
7.11%


The tech category that interests me most this holiday season:

Posted December 12, 2016 through December 19, 2016 (181 Votes)
4K TVs or other entertainment tech
18.23%
PCs, notebooks or notebook/tablet hybrids
32.04%
Smartphones
11.05%
Digital cameras or other camera tech
7.73%
Gaming consoles or other gaming tech
16.57%
Fitness trackers or other wearable tech
7.18%
Home speakers like Echo or other home tech
7.18%


Is fake news a major problem?

Posted December 5, 2016 through December 12, 2016 (685 Votes)
Yes -- people don't know which news to trust.
53.28%
No -- it's very easy to spot.
5.11%
Yes -- it's propaganda warfare, and the U.S. is losing.
18.25%
No -- people have always believed what suited them.
12.41%
Yes -- but only temporarily, as people are catching on.
6.72%
No -- much of it actually isn't fake.
4.23%