The obsession for WIFI has gone up so much that half of the general population now long for Wi-Fi on the go considerably more than chocolate, liquor and, yes, sex, indicate consequences of another review.
The ever-increasing influence of Wi-Fi on our daily lives was revealed in a recent survey of more than 1,700 people conducted by iPass, a leading provider of global mobile connectivity.
"We all want Wi-Fi first, because of faster speeds, lower prices and the better user experience it affords," Ms, Patricia Hume an expert said.
The results showed that while 40 percent of respondents chose Wi-Fi as their number one daily essential, 37 percent chose sex, 14 percent preferred chocolate and only nine percent prioritised alcohol.
Nearly 75 percent of respondents said that Wi-Fi has improved their quality of life, according to a report.
For mobile professionals who do not want to be stung by data bills or exorbitant roaming charges, Wi-Fi has also become a travel essential, influencing hotel, airport and other travel choices.
The survey showed that 72 percent of respondents have chosen a hotel based on the Wi-Fi experience, with 21 percent saying they do so all the time. It also showed that 72 percent respondents use free Wi-Fi at airports if it is available.
"Mobile professionals, in particular, expect to remain connected at all times, whether at home, travelling between client meetings, at their hotel or even in-flight," the expert added.
Sixty percent of the respondents for the survey came from North America, and 40 percent were from European countries.
"The Wi-Fi experience is increasingly affecting mobile professionals' travel choices, even at 30,000 feet, with more than a third of respondents having selected their airline based on its Wi-Fi connectivity offerings," she pointed out.
"Long gone are the days when Wi-Fi was only a 'nice-to-have' at airports and in-flight. Mobile professionals are no longer content to sit and wait for their flights. Instead, they want to remain productive or simply unwind during this valuable time," Ms Hume said.