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Jetsons Age Beckons, but Opinion Split on Driverless Cars, Drones

A Tomorrowland-like future would be fine with plenty of Americans, according to a new survey, even as they fret about hackers and cybersleuths sniffing around their personal data.

A new study from tech company Intel shows American opinion is split on whether “smart cities” are indeed a smart idea — but the half who are on board are willing to trade some privacy for a more wired future. Intel, which is working on smart-city technology, surveyed 12,000 respondents in eight countries last summer. The company’s report released Tuesday broke out responses for Americans in particular.

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