That’s the point right? Technology either makes life easier, which presumably creates more free time, or it provides new ways to entertain us.
This isn’t as easy a question to answer. On the one hand, technology obviously does what you’d expect. My wife loves Facebook because she can keep in touch with out-of-town family; she also played joyfully with Siri on her new iPhone 4S (yes, I finally got one) last night.
But today, she’s annoyed at Siri. “I think it’s broken.” Doh.
I’ve ranted here a lot about how technology should be easier, so yeah, it makes me happy, until it doesn’t.
I guess it’s a big picture question. In macro, technology makes me happier, but not always in micro.