To many, a telephone/computer with no cord answering your questions aloud in a human-ish voice still seems fantastic. But maybe not to young adults.
"When you're a young person and you've grown up with something and that's the norm, you get bored with the status quo and you get bored with the norm and you want to be the contrarian and you want to go a different direction," says social media expert Chris Dessi. "You want to rage against the machine."
Dessi expresses no surprise at the results of a study conducted by the Intel Corporation, which surveyed 12,000 in eight countries and found 60 percent of millennials called technology "de-humanizing."
The study also found that women ages 45 and older expressed the most excitement over how new tech could improve their lives. And maybe that stat influences the lack of appreciation from younger adults.
"The second that my mother joined Facebook so she could see pictures of my two beautiful little girls, that's when you're kind of like: ugh," Dessi says.
If mom is using it, the cool-factor, the new-factor, the extent software or hardware can improve a young millennial's life seems to plummet.
But according to this Intel study, young adults don't want less technology. They actually want more. But they want it to work better and harder for them. And they want it personalized.
"We were born into this era of technology that you have to keep up with it," one young person told Fox 5. "Otherwise, you don't want to be the ones falling behind."
But that doesn't mean the newest, hottest, and most personalized piece of tech will leave them impressed.
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