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Does Technology Make Us Happy?

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My exploration of the intersection of Technology and Happiness. This was the keynote address for the Philly Awards at the 2010 Philanthropy Midwest Conference.

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Does Technology Make Us Happy?

  1. 1. Everything’s Amazing
  2. 2. Does Technology Make Us Happy?
  3. 3. “IT has a direct and positive impact on life satisfaction even when controlling for income and other factors . . .” Source: The Information Dividend: Why IT Makes You Happier, Sept. 2010
  4. 4. Entertainment Source: TED “Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world”
  5. 5. Don’t just communicate. Empower.
  6. 6. Be Social
  7. 7. Do Good in the World
  8. 8. Cultivate Gratitude
  9. 9. Does Technology Make Us Happy?
  10. 10. Some Good News
  11. 11. Find Happiness Download This Presentation: slidehare.net/marklogan The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom Happy At Last: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Finding Joy The How of Happy: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want BCS Study: The Information Dividend: Why IT makes you “happier” TED Video “Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world”

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