It's an odd question, but for the majority of 16-22 year olds the answer is obvious.

If they had to either give up their technology or their sense of smell, they'd rather have flowers and trash smell alike than lose Facebook.

According to a report from McCann Worldgroup, 53 percent of 16-22 year olds said they would rather give up their sense of smell than give up their technology. The company interviewed 7,000 people between the ages of 16 and 30 in the U.S., the U.K., Spain, China, Brazil, India, Mexico to examine the motivations of young people around the world.

What we saw is that technology is the great global unifier.  It is the glue that binds this generation together and fuels the motivations that define them. Young people utilize technology as a kind of supersense which connects them to infinite knowledge, friends and entertainment opportunities, Laura Simpson, global IQ director for McCann Worldgroup, said in a statement.

The word 'social' was the all important terminology for the majority of interviewed subjects. McCann Worldgroup found the people who placed value on technology focused on social connections via networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Social networks, according to the research, have defined how kids see themselves among their peers. Instead of being a part of a tight-knit group, kids aged 16-22 prefer to connect to a broader network of friends. McCann Worldgroup said 47 percent of those surveyed would like to be remembered for their connections above anything else.

Furthermore, young people see social networks as a way to change the world. A large percent of those surveyed wanted to be remembered for changing the world in a positive way, and are aware of how social media can be used to do that.

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