Difference Between Technology And Happiness

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Technology and Happiness Individuals can achieve many goals in their life as long as they work hard except happiness. Happiness is difficult to achieve since it can not only rely on hard working. However, people still work hard and try to get better life to be happy.Happiness become the super replicator of life to give people a motivation and to stable the society. In the article “Reporting Live from Tomorrow” written by Daniel Gilbert, the author mentions that belief or thinking can become super replicators just like genes pass to others even though sometimes it might be inaccurate information.The author also mention surrogate that the transition process which connect individuals and super replicators. As the society developed, technology …show more content…
Communication is the basic step for people to live in the society. Gilbert thinks that people need communication because “ One of the benefits of being a social and linguistic animal is that we can capitalize on the experiences of others rather than trying to figure everything out for ourselves”(211). Individuals all need socialize and communicate with others to get themselves developed. They can learn lots of knowledge and experiences to be succeed and to be happy. Communication is the chance for people to get promotion. Although sometimes, the communication may lead them to the wrong way. As long as people have their belief, the communication still can be the surrogate to the happiness. Technology also is a good way that offer people to have a effective communication. Restak thinks that “ (w)ith the cell phone, that process has become even more intimate. Time, distance, night, and day-the rules of the natural and physical world-cease to be limiting factors”(419).Technology can build the close relationship with others because it has no limit factors for people to communicate. As long as they want to talk with others, they can call to them or use email to send message.In addition, individuals can also have facetime with others to be “realistic”. Technology makes communication become more easily. Besides, the cost …show more content…
Super replicators represent individuals’ beliefs which can bring people happiness. Individuals think that money equals to the happiness. Thus, people work hard and desire to get the higher position to make money and be wealthy.However, money do not means happiness. Sometimes money is useless pile of paper. However, Adam Smith, the father of modern economics thinks that “If the only if people hold this false belief will they do enough producing, procuring, and consuming to sustain.”( Gilbert, 215). Although money equals to the happiness is the inaccurate super replicator, individuals do not care the reality of this idea. Instead, they use it as the motivation to encourage themselves to work on. People hold this inaccurate super replicator to produce and consume to contribute to the society. In addition, the whole community need these people to stabilize the society and to contribute to the society. The process can make people feel happy. Furthermore, no matter the technology have the advantage or not, it accelerate the society’s development. During the daily life, individuals need multitasking to survive. Restak thinks that “ as a result of increasing demands on our attention and focus, our brains try to adapt by rapidly shifting attention from one activity to another - a strategy that is now almost a

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