Wealthy People Say Tech Adds Stress to Life
People may flock to tech gadgets and devices to help simplify their lives, but according to a new study, the country's affluent demographic said the more technology they have, the more stress it actually adds.
A study conducted by Ipsos Mendelsohn, presented by AdAge, asked a group of affluents – defined by the study as households earning over $100,000 annually – about how life has changed in the past decade, and 79 percent said they have become more "technology-infused."
However, this group seemed to have fixed feelings about how embracing this tech-centric lifestyle has affected their lives. Respondents also added in response that the past decade has also become "more complicated," "more stressful" and "focused on finding ways to do more with less."
Less than half of respondents said their lives have become "more fun" or "easier."
"As people of means acquire more technological devices to simplify their lives, their lives have actually become more complicated," wrote AdAge via a recent blog about the study. "At least in the short-term, expect both trends to continue -- enthusiastic adoption of new technology , and the increasing complication of everyday life."