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Technology and Well-Being- An Evocative Essay
Technology and Well-Being- An Evocative Essay

Author(s): Arup Barman, Satabdi Roy Choudhury
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: Technology, Well-Being, Scientific Advancement, Innovation, Societal Demand, Value System

Summary/Abstract: The paper explores the objective behind the progressive technologies and societal subjective judgement towards well-being. The association of both the variables (technology and well-being) illuminates the impact of technology upon the well-being and its interconnected dimensions which consists of people health, community, happiness, prosperity, welfare and nation as a whole. The paper also focuses on the question- does these developing technologies leads towards positive well-being in general or does also leads to increasing negative effects upon the society. The paper provides a practical overview on the complementary relationship on how scientific advancement and technological innovations are important drivers to increase the ease of human life and how the societal demand to lead a comfortable life, directs the origin of new technologies. In this paper presents a brief empirical evidence delineating the implication of technology in our value system, culture and attitude in common and as well as the emerging known and unknown issues coming in the near future.

  • Issue Year: 05/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 15-37
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English