Cisco released new findings from its latest Connected World study this week. The study surveyed the attitudes of 2,800 professionals and college students, 30 years old and younger in 14 countries.
A key finding was that 55 percent of college students and 62 percent of young employees said that they could not live without the Internet. “I thought the numbers would be higher,” Marie Hattar, vice president, Enterprise Marketing at Cisco told InternetNews.com.”I would have thought that people were much more connected.”
That said, respondents attitudes toward the modern connected world clearly showed how important connectivity has become. The study found that 64 percent of respondents would choose to have the Internet instead of car, if they were force to make a choice.
“This is how you get to know someone,” Hattar said. “The physical connection is not quite as big as it used to be.”