It is noted that Reddit has over 100,000 "subreddits," which are communities based on topics ranging from sports to TV to science and niche topics of bug-eating and space tourism.
According to the study, 68% of Redditors "like to keep up with new technologies and gadgets," compared to 24% of YouTube users, 8% of TikTok users, 7% of Instagram users, and 5% of Twitter users.
Redditors are early adopters, with 53% of Redditors in the survey agreeing that they were "the first among friends to buy a new gadget," outpacing TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube users.
Reddit revealed new research on how 2,000 US residents between the ages of 18 and 60 who use its platform, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, or YouTube, feel about emerging technologies and when they believe those technologies will become mainstream.
Reddit searched its platform's conversations for the most-talked-about technological innovations, then polled Redditors on their predictions. By 2025, people predicted a rise in metaverse adoption and personalized AI-generated music.
There will be smart contacts, nanomedicines (digestible bots) by 2029, robot chefs, and AI co-workers by 2035, Redditors predicted.