73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.
Experts foresee changes across all aspects of life as digital connectivity advances. They predict hyper-personalized interactions, 3D holograms, immersive virtual reality and a deepening dependency upon machines as we navigate our lives.
Millennials are more likely than older adults to have used a library website in the past year and just as likely to have read a book, but they are among the least likely to say that libraries are important: just 19% say their library’s closing would have a major impact on them.
Our case study found people were less likely to discuss the Snowden-NSA story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.
Experts anticipate that robotics and artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of our work and daily lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.
Tech experts hope the open structure of the internet will prevail in the coming decade. But they also fear threats to the internet’s connectivity arising from efforts by nations to restrict content, increased surveillance, and commercialization of too much online activity.
Experts predict the rise of embedded and wearable computing will enhance our health, productivity, safety and access to information. But it will also bring challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations and tech complexity that boggles us.
About four-in-ten (39%) internet users say that they took steps to protect their online accounts by changing passwords or canceling accounts. And 6% think their personal information was stolen.
Americans agree the next 50 years will be a period of profound scientific change, but they are divided on which developments will come to pass and whether they would be a good or bad thing for society.
Many seniors face hurdles to adopting new technologies, but once they join the online world, digital technology often becomes an integral part of their daily lives.