Monday, June 4, 2018

Well-being in a Future Full of Technology

In a Pew Research Center study, many of respondents who argued that human well-being will be harmed also acknowledged that digital tools will continue to enhance various aspects of life. They also note there is no turning back. At the same time, many of them suggested interventions in the coming years they feel could mitigate the problems and emphasize the benefits. Moreover, many of the hopeful respondents also agreed that some harm will arise in the future, especially to those who are vulnerable. Findings also showed three types of themes emerged: those tied to expert views that people will be more helped than harmed when it comes to well-being; those tied to potential harms; and those tied to remedies these experts proposed to mitigate foreseeable problems.

Anderson, J., & Rainie, L. (2018). The future of well-being in a tech-saturated world. Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center.

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