Thursday October 17, 2013

Young Adults Say Technology Can Be Dehumanizing

A survey that finds technology can be dehumanizing isn't surprising. The fact that 18 to 24 year-olds want technology to be "more personal" and know their habits is a bit disturbing though.

Millennials are tech-savvy young adults who grew up with smartphones and iPads, but many think technology makes people less human, according to a poll released on Thursday. The survey of 12,000 people aged 18 and older in eight countries, commissioned by Intel Corporation, also showed that 18- to 24-year-olds want technology to be more personal and know their habits. Older women and those living in emerging markets are the most enthusiastic about the role technology can play in their lives, the findings showed.