ReportJuly 26, 2016

American Voices on Ways Human Enhancement Could Shape Our Future

Focus group participants discuss biomedical developments that could boost the performance of people’s bodies and brains

Pew Research CenterJuly 26, 2016

Human Enhancement

The scientific and ethical dimensions of striving for perfection

PublicationsJuly 11, 2016

Research in the Crowdsourcing Age, a Case Study

How scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical Turk, a ‘gig economy’ platform, for tasks computers can’t handle.

PublicationsJune 22, 2016

Social Media and the Workplace

Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break and connecting with friends and family being among the most common.

PresentationsMarch 22, 2016

Technology Adoption by Baby Boomers (and everybody else)

Innovation and technology go hand in hand in developing the vision and strategy for the business solutions these leaders employ to engage current and new customers (boomers and beyond), and to establish new business models. Lee Rainie and Andrew Perrin present what works and what doesn’t when innovating in large public and nonprofit organizations at the Boomer Summit in Washington.

PublicationsMarch 10, 2016

Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.

PresentationsFebruary 5, 2016

The Puzzles Librarians Need to Solve – VALA2016

In order to thrive in the future, librarians will need to be great forecasters and innovators. Lee Rainie will describe how the Center’s research provides guideposts for librarians along three dimensions of library activity: the people, the place, and the platform, at the VALA2016 conference in Melbourne, Australia on Feb. 9, 2016

PresentationsNovember 20, 2015

The Changing Digital Landscape: Where Things are Heading

Lee Rainie discussed the latest Pew Research Center findings about the state of technology and media in 2015 at a presentation at the Tencent Media Summit in Beijing, China.

InteractivesNovember 19, 2015

Job Seeking is Going Mobile

More Americans are using their smartphones during their job search, whether to look up information about a job, create a resume or cover letter, or fill out a job application.

PublicationsNovember 19, 2015

Searching for Work in the Digital Era

The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.