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Americans Want Automated Lives, Survey Says, and Light Sabers

By Ken Briodagh December 09, 2015

In case you’re not a geek, or living in the Atacama Desert with no outside contact (how are you reading this?), Star Wars is coming out. And because it is apparently more awesome than everyone else, myDevices, an IoT solutions company, has conducted a survey with Harris Poll of more than 2,000 U.S. adults to determine how much they want to be Jedi. Also, there’s something about connected home devices, but we stopped paying attention when we saw that only 78 percent of Americans who have seen Star Wars want light sabers, hover bikes and land speeders.

Who are you 22 percent of people who’ve seen Star Wars and DON’T want a light saber or a blaster? Seriously. Who are you and where did you come from? Communists.

But really, the company also found that 82 percent of Americans would like to automate some aspect of their daily lives and 56 percent of them said they’d most like to automate house cleaning.

The next most desired connected home solutions are for yard maintenance and the commute to work. Weirdly, seven percent of respondents said they would even like to automate sex with their partner. Which is kinda weird.

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Let’s change the subject back to awesome things, shall we?
Among those who have seen the Star Wars Trilogy, 32 percent said they want a hover bike and 31 percent saying they want a light saber. Again: Who are you people that want a hover bike more than a light saber? Are you kidding me?

I’m so confused by so many things here.


And it… again… gets weird at the bottom. About 9 percent of people said they’d want a Death Star. Really, people? Only 9 percent of you? You’re just wrong.

May the force be with you. Except for seven percent of you. 




Edited by Maurice Nagle

Editorial Director

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