I can only imagine the commercials.... "This is your brain on Microsoft Windows" LOL ;)
Disturbing Poll: One in Ten OK with Net Access Brain Implant
Here is a disturbing thought, 11 percent of Americans say they would be willing to safely implant a device that enabled them to use their mind to access the Internet, according to poll released yesterday by Zogby International and 463 Communications. If that creeps you out, the poll results get weirder.
The study also reveals 1 in 4 Americans say that the Internet can serve as a substitute for a significant other for some period of time.
Is that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse I see headed our way?
The Zogby/463 poll of 9743 Americans examined people's attitudes about the Internet. The results just make me want to cut back on how much I sit in front of this computer.
* Other troubling poll results reveal 1 in 5 respondents said they would be willing to have a chip implanted in a child 13 or younger so they can track them.
* Ten percent said the Internet made them closer to God. On the other hand, 6 percent said it made them more distant.
Alas, a sigh of relief – the study found that our warped obsession with Hollywood is safe from the lure of technology. Poll results show Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson and Patrick Dempsey are considered sexier than the iPhone.
Before you give your neighbor credit for getting their priorities right on that last question consider this: one in five Americans said they would change their name to something completely different for $100,000 cash. The study didn't say whether that was before taxes or after.
Other poll results are a bit more mundane by comparison.
More than one in four Americans has a social networking profile on sites such as MySpace or Facebook. Seventy-eight percent of 18-24 year-olds report having a social networking profile.
Over half of Americans think that Internet content such as video should be controlled in some way by the government.
The full survey, including detailed demographic information, is available here.