New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo posed an innocent-enough appearing topic Tuesday afternoon about which tech brands and products people would drop from their lives.
Whats the order in which you would drop Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook from your life, if forced to from first to last.
Farhad Manjoo (@ fmanjoo) May 2, 2017
But the question actually emphasized people out, despite being simply a hypothetical, fun brain game.
As many noted, this was like a ruthless, teched-out version of video games “F* ck, Marry, Kill, ” where you have to decide which of three celebrities you’d F, M, and K. But instead of Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Idris Elba, this was with major tech companies.
In a few short hours more than 400 people answered and gave us a glimpse into people’s dependency on their telephones, home deliveries, Netflix, and more. Based on this admittedly not-very-large sample size we found some key takeaways.
Everyone’s cool with slashing Facebook first
Poor Facebook was easily most people’s first pick to remove. Though some people realized their Instagram life would be ruined, but so be it.
Netflix is life
Netflix depends largely on Amazon’s cloud service, AWS, to operates so people speedily figured out if all AWS-enabled platforms were gone they’d be sorry. This devoted a big boost to Amazon’s ranking.
Nobody wants to trade in Google search for Bing
There’s likewise commuters who depend on Waze and hardcore YouTube devotees who aren’t ready to jump ship to Vimeo or other video services.
People can’t recollect a functioning world before Amazon Prime
If you can’t get free and fast shipping what is life, actually?
Apple is like our second scalp, but if forced we could shed it
Even if our iPhones are glued to our hands, they could be replaced with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Pixel if really necessary.
The overall win( aka the company that was listed last most often) appears to be Amazon. Getting your groceries straight to your entrance from the touch of a button is just too good to give up. And the nightmare of losing Netflix and chill is too real.