Intel turned 50 years old this year, and the big PC chip maker has just released a study, dubbed Next 50, where it interviewed 1,000 consumers about their views of the next 50 years.
It found that Americans are excited about the future potential of technology, but 40 percent believe emerging technologies will introduce as many new problems as solutions.
“Studies like this remind us about the diversity of human experience.
When we talk about the future of innovation, we’re talking about a range of ideas, technologies and attitudes that will impact our lives in important ways.”
Even as consumers anticipate new technologies, they remain most excited about those that are most familiar.
The survey revealed that consumers expect to rely most on smartphones (87 percent) in the future.