Zogby International and 463 Communications recently polled 9,743 Americans online regarding their attitude towards the internet.
They found that a significant minority of equal numbers of men and women would consider the internet to be a surrogate significant other: 31% of single political progressives and 18% of single political conservatives felt this way. Wow, amazing, huh? I didn’t know that so many Americans found 3.5 inch floppies so attractive!
But weirdly, only 11% of Americans said they would implant a device into their brain that would allow their mind to access the internet. [story].
I not only see the internet as a surrogate SO, but also a surrogate family, and a surrogate for friends, too. Not only that, but I have often complained that I’d like to have a device implanted into my head so I could browse the internet using only my mind. I would still like to plug in to a computer screen so I can write, though!