Technology Creates New Set of Anxieties for Travelers
Summer vacation is supposed to be a time to unplug, but with more travelers taking their gadgets with them to post, search, and tweet, gadgets are creating a new breed of anxieties.
A recent survey by Intel found Americans who rely heavily on technology rank the loss of a device slightly less stressful than losing a wallet and more stressful than losing a certain piece of jewelry, including a wedding ring.
Also, the desire to be constantly connected has also created a new phenomenon dubbed “outlet outrage.”
Half of travelers admitted they’ve sat on an airport floor, including a restroom, or otherwise compromised comfort and hygiene to charge a device.
One quarter admitted to leaving their device unattended or entering sensitive credit card information in public, and one third of travelers fessed up to being a “peeping tech,” or peeking over someone’s shoulder to get a glimpse of what’s on their screen.