84% Of Brits Fear Remote Control Of Their Tech

29th March 2015

The technology that we have available to us today has definitely made life a lot easier, but the more advanced technology is getting, the more wary people get about them. In a recent research study, conducted by Blinds 2 Go, 84 percent of Brits say that they have fears about their appliances and gadgets being controlled remotely. The biggest reason given for these fears is the fact that these gadgets and appliances can be controlled by other people outside their homes, who can gain access by hacking into their systems, leading to a lot of problems, like property damage and privacy invasion.

The research conducted by the retailer surveyed 1,000 people, to find out how comfortable they are with the advancing technology that are being used in homes. They were asked if they feared Artificial Intelligence based technology, robots, and if they were worried about remote controlled gadgets in their homes. 84 percent of those surveyed replied that they did fear having those technologies in their homes.

Of the remaining 16 percent, 15 percent of them said they would love to have the technology in their homes, while the remaining one percent didn’t care if they had them or not. During the survey, they were also asked which appliances they wouldn’t want to be remote controlled, and 36 percent of them said they would rather not have their ovens or dishwashers to be remote controlled. 35 percent of them said they would not want their window blinds to be remote controlled, 10 percent of them were more worried about their lights being remote controlled, and the remaining nine percent were more worried about their entertainment systems and video game consoles being remote controlled.

The biggest reason those surveyed have these fears is their home security. They don’t feel like they can trust these companies, because there have been a few big companies that have been hacked in recent years, which has led to people’s personal information being available to these hackers.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.