It seems that Steve Jobs might be on to something with each new Apple product launch, because a new research has shown that technology actually does make us happier.
The UK study showed that those who have more access to technology, particularly technology with Internet access, report greater levels of satisfaction in areas such as work, social life, and home life. Women in particular reported that the more access to technology they had, the happier they felt.
By collecting data from 39 countries around the world, the researchers concluded that "IT has a direct positive impact on life satisfaction, even when controlling for income and other factors known to be important in determining well-being."
Historians and anthropologists split the years of human existence down into different ages. The Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age are three examples of this. If we are deciding what to call the age in which we live today, then it is probably fair to call it the Digital Age. Our time is defined, more than anything, by the way that information is more easily shared than ever before. Read more