How American Consumers Feel About the Ever Changing Tech Landscape

2022 is shaping up to be a watershed year for the world of tech, with numerous new technologies entering the mainstream in recent months and likely to pick up speed as 2022 continues. YouGov recently conducted a survey that sought to understand how American consumers perceive these new forms of tech, with questions involving 16 separate innovations being presented. One thing that became apparent is that Americans were well aware of all of these innovations with all things having been considered and taken into account.

The most widely heard about tech was that of 3D printing, and with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that around 89% of Americans have either heard about it a lot or at least a little. Cryptocurrency and self driving cars vied for second place on this list, with both getting 30% of Americans who know a lot about them but self driving cars edged a bit higher since 60% of Americans knew a little about them as opposed to cryptocurrencies which only 54% of Americans know a little about.

3D printing also turned out to be the most positively perceived new technology according to this survey. 82% of Americans felt like this tech would catch on in the near future, and 74% of them felt like it would be good for society. Conversely, one of the more controversial new technological innovations was that of NFTs. 42% of Americans didn’t know much about them, only 39% felt like they would catch on and a meager 23% felt that its impact society would be a net positive.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, the tech that these tokens are based on, blockchain, has a better sentiment associated with it. Even though only 56% of Americans did not have much information about it, 48% felt that it had serious staying power and 39% were of the opinion that it would be good for society and that the government should consider investing in it to take it further than where it is right now.
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