Views of Technology and the Future Science in the next 50 years By Aaron Smith Findings The American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come into common usage. In addition to asking them for their predictions about the long-term future of scientific advancement, we also asked them to share their own feelings and attitudes toward some new developments that might become common features of American life in the relatively near future. Overall, most Americans anticipate that the technological developments of the coming half-century will have a net positive impact on society. Many Americans pair their long-term optimism with high expectations for the inventions of the next half century.
Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices. These phones and other mobile devices have become a primary driver of teen internet use: African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens.
While both are probability-based, nationally representative samples of American teens, the current survey was administered online, while our previous work involved surveying teens by phone.
A great deal of previous research has found that the mode of interview — telephone vs. The magnitude and direction of these effects are difficult to predict, though for most kinds of questions, the fundamental conclusions one would draw from the data will be similar regardless of mode.
Accordingly, we will not compare specific percentages from previous research with results from the current survey.
But we believe that the broad contours and patterns evident in this web-based survey are comparable to those seen in previous telephone surveys. Middle and upper income teens lean toward Instagram and Snapchat The survey data reveals a distinct pattern in social media use by socio-economic status.
Twitter shows a similar pattern by income, with the wealthiest teens using Twitter more than their least well-to-do peers. It should be noted that some of these differences may be artifacts of differences in use of these sites by these different subgroups of teens.
Texting is an especially important mode of communication for many teens. A typical teen sends and receives 30 texts per day 2 And teens are not simply sending messages through the texting system that telephone companies offer.
Girls dominate social media; boys are more likely to play video games Teenage girls use social media sites and platforms — particularly visually-oriented ones — for sharing more than their male counterparts do.
For their part, boys are more likely than girls to own gaming consoles and play video games.
Data for this report was collected for Pew Research Center. The survey was administered online by the GfK Group using its KnowledgePanel, in English and Spanish, to a nationally representative sample of over 1, teens ages 13 to 17 and a parent or guardian from September 25 to October 9, and February 10 to March 16, In the fall, parent-teen pairs were interviewed.
The survey was re-opened in the spring and 44 pairs were added to the sample.Technology is Eating us Technology in all of its forms -- social networks, smart phones, the Web, instant messaging, online gaming -- is a net loss for today's young people.
There are so many things that technology has given us that are wonderful, but we all know that too much of a good thing can be bad. Our Rapidly Increasing Consumption of Technology and Data Our relationship with technology is changing.
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Follow us on your favorite platforms. Probably the biggest technological advance that has helped us to consume less is the digitization of so much of our lives. Think of all the things that we now overwhelmingly use digital versions.