Will the next generation of humans be a happier one? Will they live a fulfilling life? Will their works and jobs have a higher meaning?
Happiness is a modern concept. Modern as in 1794, when a French revolutionary first used the pursuit of happiness as a modern idea.
Today, hundreds of books are written and reviewed about human fulfillment and how to achieve happiness in life. And dozens of people offer advice on the subject.
The future looks good, but once we achieve the technological nirvana promised by AI, machine learning, science and robotics, will we be happier than we are today?
What’s changing: Friday, March 23rd, 2018
- The latest World Happiness Report is out, and one thing that stands out is that the top eleven are countries with a reputation for tech innovation. Perhaps the big question is why the US is ranked 18th and the UK 19th. Both strong economies with lots of startup action. But the truth is, money can’t buy happiness. 7 minute read
- Apparently, making this drastic decision brings instant happiness to your life. 8 minute read
- Will Li-fi make us happier than Wi-fi ever could? 6 minute read
- If you are wondering how much money you need to be happy, it turns out much less than you probably imagined (or much more). 5 minutes .
- Or perhaps happiness needs to be redefined for a new reality?
- The job of the present future: Robot dog walker .
- The signal of the week: A huge esports stadium is being built in the US. And Ivanov is the best digital athlete in the world.
“What helps you thrive in a changing world isn’t rocket science. It may just well be social science, and, yes, even the humanities and the arts that contribute to making you not just workforce ready but world ready” From “Google finds STEM skills aren’t the most important skills” in Michigan Future.
Food for thought
A Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space conference hosted by Amazon. Covered by NYT ($)
Curated with curiosity by Iñaki Escudero, Future Activist @inakiescudero