53 Percent of Young People Would Give Up Their Sense of Smell Rather Than Give Up Technology

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That's according to a McCann survey of 7,000 16-to-30-year-olds out today. It sparked the following discussion in the Daily Intel chat room:

Intel Chris: This study is amazing.

Intel Dan: I think I would also give up my sense of smell

Intel Nitasha: I would for sure

Intel Dan: I mean, "give up technology"?

Intel Dan: So no computer, no Internet?

Intel Nitasha: CUT OFF MY NOSE RIGHT NOW

Intel Dan: That would be way more disruptive than not being able to smell

Intel Chris: I think you can't really taste things if you can't smell

Intel Dan: Also half the time the things you smell actually smell bad

Intel Chris: That's just in New York, Dan.


53% of youngsters would give up sense of smell to stay connected [Biz Report via Runnin' Scared/VV]