If Skynet launches tomorrow, and the world is wiped out, and global communications are taken over by a robot army, what would you give up to get decent cell reception back? The L.A. Times points to a new survey that says a third of Americans would give up sex to avoid losing their cell phone. Over half of Americans surveyed said they would take a week off drinking, eating chocolate, and consuming caffeine before giving up their cell phones. Some would even sacrifice their dental work, or their right to be served in restaurants or corner stores:
One-third would give up sex, 22% would give up their toothbrushes (versus 40% of iPhone users, who evidently love their phone more than clean teeth) and 21% would rather go shoeless before separating from a mobile phone. Sixty-six percent sleep with their smartphones by their side.
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