Yes, we must confess that we are Wi-Fi addicts. Food, water and air is necessary for our survival and so as Wi-Fi. Even chocolates can’t replace Wi-Fi.
There has been so much dependence on Internet these days that we can’t keep ourselves away for a minute. With an increase in number of online distractions, we can’t be offline from our hand held devices.
A survey conducted by WiFi-connectivity provider iPass, and which examined 1,700 professionals across America and Europe, found that 40 per cent of people now view Wi-Fi as their number one “human luxury or necessity,” ranking above sex at 37 per cent, 14 percent preferred chocolate and only 9 percent prioritised alcohol.
“Wi-Fi is not only the most popular method of internet connectivity, it has surpassed many other human luxuries and necessities,” said Pat Hume, Chief Commercial Officer at iPass.
“The idea that Wi-Fi would be considered more important than sex, alcohol and chocolate would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. For some time now, the internet has appeared on the bottom line of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, almost as a longstanding joke in geek culture. Recently, the idea has gone mainstream,” he continued.
The study further reveals that Wi-Fi has also become an important factor for the travelers who keep Wi-Fi availability as their first priority while booking hotels and accommodations.
The survey showed that 72 per cent of respondents have chosen a hotel based on the Wi-Fi experience, with 21 per cent saying they do so all the time. It also showed that 72 percent respondents use free Wi-Fi at airports if it is available.
Sixty per cent of the respondents for the survey came from North America, and 40 per cent were from European countries.
The findings of the survey reminds us of the increasing impact of Wi-Fi in our lives as 75% of the respondents claims that Wi-Fi has improved their quality of life.
And we wonder, what will happen to people in terms of some natural disaster? Will they still crave for Wi-Fi?
And the question will always remain unanswered!