A new report from Pew Research Center indicates that while most Americans anticipate great technological changes in the next few decades, many have doubts that new inventions and advances will help humanity in the long run.
In general, 59% of the 1,000 participants interviewed said technological changes would lead to a better future, while 30% said things would get worse. Many said they expected revolutionary advances in the next 50 years, such as lab-grown organ transplants.
Pew found that 50% of Millennials consider themselves independents, as opposed to 39% of Gen X, 37% of Boomers and 32% of the Silent Generation. And 29% consider themselves religiously unaffiliated, up from 21% of Gen X, 16% of Boomers and just 9% of the Silent Generation.