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STAR ONLINE, MAY 12, 2018
COVERAGE FOR RONSEAL

Mod cons addiction: THESE are the ones you couldn’t live without

  • People are so hooked on 21st-century mod cons such as Netflix and WhatsApp they cannot imagine a world without them.

We are addicted to Uber taxis, flat whites and Prosecco – despite the fact we barely knew anything about them 10 years ago.

Researchers found some people cannot bear to think of their lives without fantasy telly series Game Of Thrones.

Nearly four out of 10 claim they could not live without WhatsApp – invented only nine years ago – which topped the poll for must-haves, just ahead of iPads.

Other trends the nation depends on include Instagram, selfies and ordering Uber taxis on an app.

The research found 43% of us believe life is better than ever.

However, 72% confessed that so much has happened in 10 years that a single decade feels like a lifetime.

Christopher Morgan, of Ronseal, which commissioned the research to mark the launch of the 10-year wood stain, said: “Who would have thought of the things we rely on today? Most were not invented 10 years ago.”

 

Top 20 most wanted

  • WhatsApp – 37%
  • iPad – 32%
  • Netflix – 30%
  • Facebook Messenger – 28%
  • FaceTime – 18%
  • Spotify – 17%
  • Game Of Thrones – 16%
  • Instagram – 15%
  • Prosecco – 15%
  • Selfies – 14%
  • Coffee pods – 13%
  • Uber – 12%
  • Apple Music – 12%
  • Airbnb – 11%
  • Ed Sheeran – 11%
  • Snapchat – 10%
  • Craft beers – 10%
  • Deliveroo – 8%
  • Soya milk – 7%
  • Adele – 6%