SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Built.io, a technology provider with solutions that enable organizations to quickly create, integrate and scale applications across mobile, web and IoT, announced today results of consumer perspectives on an increasingly connected world. The survey, developed in conjunction with Wakefield Research, revealed how Americans view the importance of automation, the future of connected cars and the value of drones. More than 1 in 3 (37%) working Americans prefer having a better way to automate all their routine work tasks, such as booking meetings, than have a better sex life – 44% of those were women and 30% were men.
Ever since the Internet of Things (IoT) exploded onto the scene, both businesses and consumers have realized its potential and experienced its value. In fact, IDC forecasts that the worldwide market for IoT solutions will grow to $7.1 trillion in 2020.
IoT has changed the way we all interact with the physical world and made it easier to communicate with objects, systems and applications – further exemplifying its ability to efficiently connect to the world around us. For example, it's making historically mundane tasks (like chores at home, and setting up conference rooms at work) more automated. The deluge of connected "things" and "smart" devices only underscores the fact that automation continues to be on the rise.
Built.io asked consumers what automation, and tangentially connected cars and drones, meant to them:
- Privacy and security are major concerns in nearly every aspect of technology today. However, this survey found that Americans are willing to give up some personal information in exchange for a more automated life
- 50% of Americans would disclose their contact information (28%) or their health information like their diet or weight details (22%) in order to automate everyday household chores
- 40% would disclose demographic information, such as gender or age
- Unsurprisingly, the world of IoT and automation bleeds over into the automotive industry. Up until recently, it's been a lot of talk and little action. But do Americans think that's changing? Survey results found that 21% estimate that more than 50% of the car-driving experience will be automated in the next 10 years
- Drones are another way to automate everyday life. When asked how drones will be used to make their lives easier in the next 10 years:
- 30% of respondents would most want a drone to deliver food from their favorite restaurant
- 24% of respondents would most want a drone to do their grocery shopping
- 20% of respondents would most want a drone to bring them drinks on a beach vacation
- 20% of respondents would most want a drone to deliver gifts to loved ones on their birthdays and holidays
"We've known for some time now that automation is changing the world," said Neha Sampat, CEO of Built.io. "IoT – and what we like to call the Internet of APIs (IoA) – has ushered in a new era of connectedness where every sensor, every device, every system and every service interacts in a way that creates value. This shift in expectations is especially prevalent with consumers seeking to automate their everyday lives. But for enterprises in particular, we truly believe IoA will unlock the full potential of IoT. This means more automation at work too, freeing up time to focus on more strategic activities."
To learn more about IoA and the benefits of automation and a connected world, check out this Built.io whitepaper: Understanding the Internet of APIs: Under the Hood of the Internet of Things.
The Built.io Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,026 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+ between May 25th and June 1st, 2016, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population ages 18+.
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
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