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Friday, July 22, 2016

What America Thinks: Are We Slaves to Technology?

Are Americans too attached to their electronic devices? Eighty-two percent (82%) of Americans think children spend too much time on the computer or other electronic devices, and 58% think Americans in general need to cut back on cell phone use. However, only 12% think they personally need to cut back on how much they use their own cell phone.

The latest video game craze, Pokémon Go, isn’t helping the cell phone situation at all. The reality-based video game allows players to go out and capture Pokémon with their smartphones in a real-world setting. But 48% worry reality-integrated games like this could be dangerous in public places.