A study of more than 1.700 people from North America and Europe has revealed that 40% of us would rather have Wi-Fi than chocolate, alcohol – or even sex! In fact, while 9% chose the booze, 14% opted for chocolate, and 37% said they would choose sex.
The study was designed by iPass to assess how dependent we are on mobile connectivity by asking people to say which of these ‘luxuries’ they would consider essential.
iPass’ chief commercial officer, Patricia Hume explained:
Around three-quarters of the respondents said that Wi-Fi has improved their quality of life, as Hume added:
Indeed, 72% said that connectivity was so important that they had chosen a hotel based on the Wi-Fi experience.
However, there is a darker side to the story too with internet obsession shown to fuel depression, anxiety, impulsiveness, and a short attention span (what’s that you say?).
Joking aside, we all need to be careful about our internet use – and this is especially true for teens.
It seems that for many people, the internet has become a must-have necessity for 21st century life – either that or their sex life just isn’t good enough? 🙂