What futuristic invention would you most like to own?
Who’s getting the news from online video?
From teleportation to robot servants: Americans’ predictions and dreams for the future -
Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don’t agree on what will or won’t come to pass.
18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey. — More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Pew Research Center (via onaissues)
The most significant impacts of the Internet on people’s lives by 2025 will involve augmented reality applications. Augmented reality tools such as AR mobile browsers (like Layar) or wearables (like Google Glass) will become affordable and widespread, and we will grow accustomed to seeing the world through multiple data layers. This will change a lot of social practices, such as dating, job interviewing and professional networking, and gaming, as well as policing and espionage. —
Daren C. Brabham, assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, University of Southern California, on what digital life will be like in 2025.
Today, Google Glass is being made available to the public.
More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach -
Growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.
In the wake of Heartbleed, new numbers on online privacy breaches: 18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account info; 21% have had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.
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Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
This data GIF tells one part of the story; take a look at the rest here, in a new Pew Research Center interactive data essay: The Next America
Seniors who do not currently go online are divided when it comes to the benefits of technology. Half of these non-users (48%) agree that people lacking internet access are at a disadvantage and missing out on important information, with 25% agreeing strongly. But 35% of older non-internet users disagree with the assessment that they are missing out on important information—with 18% of them disagreeing strongly.
Can you imagine your life without the internet?
Let 360 degrees of hashtags, notifications, and updates swallow you whole. - What It’d Be Like To Step Inside Your Twitter Feed
DATA DUMP! -
ATTN data geeks and co.: We just posted the raw data from our survey conducted for the 25th anniversary of the Web, and our survey on e-reading and gadgets. Dig in.