Survey reveals people would rather live without cars and light bulbs than give up Facebook

Mike Wehner, Tecca
Technology News Blog

Attempting to compile a list of your most treasured items and services is no small task. How do you list specific things in order of importance when you couldn't bare to live without any of them? That's just what the London Science Museum asked 3,000 British adults to do, and the results may surprise you. It seems that things like clean clothes and indoor plumbing aren't quite as important as a daily social networking fix, since Facebook — which appears as the #5 most important "thing" — beat out washing machines and toilets.

Just 4 things managed to eke out more love on the surprising survey, including sunshine, internet, water, and refrigerators. Facebook also ranked above coffee, mobile phones, email, automobiles, and even light bulbs. Other web services like Twitter and Google also appeared further down the list.

Of course, there were some other anomalies on the list as well, including season tickets to a football club beating out freezers, and painkillers topping both fresh fruits and vegetables. Still, Facebook's lofty position shows that while we begin to live more and more of our life online, trappings of modern life are either taken for granted, or simply not as important as they used to be. Check out the full list of results below.

Sunshine
Internet connection
Clean drinking water
Fridge
Facebook
NHS
Cooker
Email
Flushing toilet
Mobile phone / smartphone
Tea and Coffee
Washing machine
Shower
Central heating
Painkillers
Fresh vegetables
Vacuum Cleaner
Kettle
Sofa
Shoes
Fresh fruit
Google
Car
Hair straighteners
Public transport
Laptop
Chocolate
DVD Player
Wristwatch
Make-up
Flat screen TV
Wedding ring
Tumble dryer
Bottled water
Ebay
Bicycle
Ipod
Air conditioning
Disposable nappies
Light bulbs
Spell-check
Sat Nav
Push-up bra
Nintendo Wii
iPad
Gym Membership
Season ticket to your football club
Freezer
Xbox
Twitter
(Source)

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