According to a new survey, 53 % of people age 16 to 22 would give up which one of their five senses rather than lose access to technology?


by / May 27, 2011

Answer: Their sense of smell. According to the Truth About Youth study, "Given a list of things (including cosmetics, their car, their passport, their phone and their sense of smell) and told they could only save two, 53% of those aged 16-22 and 48% of those aged 23-30 would give up their own sense of smell if it meant they could keep an item of technology." Perhaps they assume someday technology will smell things for them.

Chad Vander Veen

Chad Vander Veen previously served as the editor of FutureStructure, and the associate editor of Government Technology and Public CIO magazines.

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