A recent study conducted by Birmingham Science City has revealed that an alarming number of British folks believe science-fiction technologies actually exist today. The highlights (or lowlights depending on how you feel about the future of society):
â€¢ More than a fifth of adults believe light sabers exist.
â€¢ Almost 25 percent of people believe humans can be teleported.
â€¢ Nearly 50 percent of adults believe that memory-erasing technology exists.
â€¢ More than 40 percent believe that hover boards exist.
â€¢ Almost one-fifth of adults believe they can see gravity
To their credit, memory-erasing technology actually DOES exist *puts thumb to lips and pretends to drink straight from a bottle* but believing the rest of that stuff? That's just embarrassing. WHAT ARE YOU BLOKES -- STUPID?! "Americans scored twice as poorly." SONOFA!
Time to turn on the tardis [birminghamsciencecity]
The Force Is Strong: One in Five Brits Think Light Sabers Exist [aolnews]
Thanks to Keith and manda, at least one of which is British but I promised not to tell which so you can't start stereotyping (Keith does smell like fish & chips though, just sayin').