So how committed are we these days to being “always on” and connected, in this digital age? According to a recent survey by iPass who questioned 1,700 mobile professionals worldwide about their connectivity habits and preferences, here is how respondents replied:
Internet connectivity has become an essential part of our daily lives, to such an extent that Wi-Fi has surpassed many other human luxuries and necessities in importance. Forty percent of respondents said that Wi-Fi is more important to them than sex, chocolate or alcohol. The idea that Wi-Fi would be considered more important than sex, alcohol and chocolate would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. Yet, 40 percent of respondents chose Wi-Fi as their number one, daily essential, ahead of sex (37 percent), chocolate (14 percent) and alcohol (9 percent).
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We live in an era where our values are being radically revised by technology. What is most important to you?