As you may have gathered if you’ve been following the news coming out of CES, Virtual and Augmented Reality are the most anticipated technologies of 2016. That’s the conclusion of a survey conducted by News Republic, the global news provider, which polled 24,796 consumers in 14 countries.
VR and AR led the way, receiving 30 per cent of global consumer votes as the key technology innovation of interest. Robotics and drones came in 12 points behind as the second most popular, with the Internet of Things in third, polling 16 per cent of the votes. 3D Printing and Wearables tied for fourth, each capturing 13 per cent of the vote, while self-driving cars accounted for 10 per cent of the vote.
The respondents came from users of the company’s News Republic and Appy Geek mobile news apps in the US, Canada, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, India, China and Taiwan.
News Republic has millions of readers and 1,600 licensed publishing partners globally, including AFP, Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, India Today, Reuters, Russia Times and Tencent.