Does Technology Make You Happier?

November 3rd, 2011 2 Comments

That’s the point right? Technology either makes life easier, which presumably creates more free time, or it provides new ways to entertain us.

Are new technologies making us happier? – The Next Web

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.

Thoughts?


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2 Responses to “Does Technology Make You Happier?”

  1. joel garry Says:

    Phantom vibration syndrome.

  2. Jake Says:

    Great points. We’ll know in the next 10 years how technology *really* affects people as the Millenials come of age.

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