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Mindful : August 2017
1 6%YES84%N O 10% 72% 15% 3% Technically Speaking Answers from our reader survey on life and technology Of the following, which personal tech devices do you use on a daily basis: MP3 Player 4% Desktop Computer 37% Tablet 38% Laptop Computer 50% TV 51% Smartphone 91% What role does technology play in your life? 30% SAY IT’S CRUCIAL, while 26% say technology is a “necessary evil.” Another 21% admit it’s an impressive feat of human intelligence, 11% could take or leave it, 8% think it’s responsible for making us all more stupid, and 4% con- sider it a huge burden. Have you ever experienced tech withdrawal? Do you consider yourself to be: Of the following, what do you most often use a smartphone for: Gaming 1% Other 7% Phone calls 12% Social media 18% Browsing the internet 19% Texting 44% What is your favorite thing about personal technology? • “Education.” • “Information at my fingertips.” • “Ability to keep in touch with family and friends overseas.” • “Google Maps.” • “Reading good books and long ar ticles.” • “Distraction.” • “Podcasts.” • “It helps my creativity—I make music and ar t on it.” • “Turning it off.” • “Solves problems.” • “Saving time.” • “Social media.” • “The ease of getting things done.” • “Constant availability.” • “The ability to send a thought now.” 62% 38% No Yes A tech native 10% Pretty competent with technology 72% Befuddled by all these gadgets! 15% Rather averse to technology 3% When you have a question about a personal technology device, what do you do? 51% SCOUR THE WEB FOR A SOLUTION, 25% consult a family member, 20% say they can usually figure it out for themselves, and 4% will go to an IT person. Have you ever dropped your mobile phone in the toilet? 6 mindful August 2017 the mindful survey