Sunday, October 28, 2007

Americans want the intenet in their brains

Zogby has released a new poll of Americans’ attitudes toward the internet.

To summarize: an alarming percentage of respondents are open to brain implants that allow them to access the internet with their minds and that allow their children's locations to be tracked, they think government censorship of online video content is acceptable, the internet makes them feel closer to God and less close their significant others - but their own identities on the internet are not very important to them. This is frightening stuff.

I guess I’m not as frightened by this as Marshall Kirkpatrick at Read/Write Web (who wrote the summary above). It is interesting, however, that so many people are so open to such invasive technologies.

via Read/Write Web

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