Are cell phones bad for society in general?

There are clearly good and bad points. Most of the "bad" are individual things, like a leading to implications that you are always available for a chat, no matter what time or subject.Good points, especially from a societal point of view is that with everyone having

How can technology help us?

Technology helps us in so many ways that I do not have the time or space here to provide a comlete answer.Technology is anything that we do or use or make that improves our circumstances, makes life easier, helps us in our daily lives.Our prehistoric progentitors were using technology when they chipped rocks to get a sharp edge

How does technology make our society alive?

See, it depends on one's own perspective to see the things. Let us not be biased and consider both points of view:Yes, technology is making society alive is somewhat correct. Earlier, we were living in the world where business, sharing thoughts, ideas were quiet difficult. The curiosity of learning new things,communicating beyond the boundary gives wings to the

How might the internet influence society over the next century?

The digitisation of knowledge exposes history to revisionism at a pace that is becoming increasingly harder to validate. It is likely society will continue to be influenced by fake past as much as fake news does today. Even moreso once AI is fully unleashed as a weapon by those actors pushing competing narratives for future hearts and minds.

Is a technologically more advanced society necessarily a superior one?

No, it is not necessarily so.The european imperialist powers of 150 yrs ago had no problem committing atrocities, despite their

What are some unwritten social rules everyone should know?

If someone offers food they made themselves, always accept (unless you have allergies).If you are going to the supermarket with someone and they only want to buy a few items, don't use the opportunity to do your weekly shop.When cutting cake for a group of people, never give yourself the largest slice.If you are borrowing someone's phone

What killed social media?

Social media is transforming. Facebook is no longer family friendly, a lot of millennials using it again. Twitter seems to be the same wild west, and is up to the minute in news.Why won't social media die? Because the users get to pick their favorite people, and they can interact with them.I recently found out

How will society be affected if aliens came and gave us advanced technology millions of years ahead of our technology?

Millions of years advanced? About the same way a marmoset would be affected by being told how computers work. Even an ancient Roman would take a few years just to understand how the internet is being used by people - the basic concepts everyone grew up with just aren't there.Aliens a few

How technology is transforming Indian society?

A book can be written for such a topic. Let me try to highlight a few important ones.Reduction of corruption through Direct transfers: daily wage labors and contract laborers were being paid cash earlier by the contractors. Offcourse a lot of times they were paid much lesser compared to their

What are senior citizens useful for?

This is the classic fallacy of utilitarian approach i.e. to attempt to measure and quantify anything that is within its reach.  As detailed by many respondents before, senior citizens come with abundant experience and wisdom that, if sought, carefully

What will be the effect on society once self driving cars become mainstream?

Suburban extensions have come into vogue primarily because of extensions of mass transit lines and modern, wide roads leading into and out of city centres. For me, here are the immediate changes:1. Community/Neighborhood owned autonomous pods: Communities, if not households, would "own" pods of sorts which would ferry people to the nearest transit stations. Kids

What do you think needs to change in the next 10 years?

The way in which people Commute (Fuel Changes)It is essential to change the vehicle fuels with biofuel, solar energy or other renewable resources those are in-pollutant in nature. This shall be helpful in survival on this planet. Also, the cost should be monitored well so that people could use in

What will be the effect on society once self driving cars become mainstream?

Suburban extensions have come into vogue primarily because of extensions of mass transit lines and modern, wide roads leading into and out of city centres. For me, here are the immediate changes:1. Community/Neighborhood owned autonomous pods: Communities, if not households, would "own" pods of sorts which would ferry people to the nearest transit stations. Kids

Is technology doing more harm than good?

The question assumes that it does. I have to assume you're talking about modern information technology, like smart phones and computers, as it would be hard to argue that civilisation would be better off without the wheel, antibiotics, electric light, clean safe heat etc. The rise of

How can technology help us?

Technology by its definition is anything that helps to make things easier for humans. We are intelligent to create and develop technology to solve particular real life problems and make things work. It is like we have ourselves created a younger brother for us, who would be there to help us in solving our

What are senior citizens useful for?

This is the classic fallacy of utilitarian approach i.e. to attempt to measure and quantify anything that is within its reach.  As detailed by many respondents before, senior citizens come with abundant experience and wisdom that, if sought, carefully

Why are single men looked down upon in society?

Because non single men have lists of womens numbers and are never without dates.So if they can do that and a single man can not. Then obviously the single man isn't

What is the impact of information technology on society?

Hey guys!Agreeing with all the answerers, want to add only that now the role of information technology in the environment become even bigger and bigger. IT gains traction in all spheres of life, definitely. Real estate software development and medicine information technologies are not an exception. It really might

What would happen if the rest of the world lived like the U.S.?

A2A. I'm going to give an answer completely different from what seems to be the consensus in previous answers. But I have to start with the question - lived like the U.S. when? If the question is based on how people in the US lived 50 or even 30 years ago, then my answer would probably

Do you agree that actions that can destroy a society if done regularly by all, should be illegal?

Oh absolutely!Take littering. If I went outside and threw a crumpled up 8x11 sheet of paper on the street, what's the harm?Well, the harm is that if everyone does that, and no-one removes the paper, it just stays there until it becomes a soggy mess.This problem

How can technology help us?

Technology by its definition is anything that helps to make things easier for humans. We are intelligent to create and develop technology to solve particular real life problems and make things work. It is like we have ourselves created a younger brother for us, who would be there to help us in solving our

What are some of the monumental obstacles, that humans will have to overcome, in the coming years, if we are to survive as a species?

I don't think there are any monumental obstacles facing humanity. (Except for one very important threat, which I will mention at the end of this answer.)The world as a whole is getting more prosperous. And with the continued exponential growth in technology, which makes almost everything less expensive,

Can advanced technology create a utopian society?

One of the central ideas of my book is that technology is not destiny. Everything depends on the choices that we make as a society. For example, you can read a lot in the press right now about ‘robots taking our jobs'. There are some academics who believe that 40–50% of all jobs will be taken by robots in

How can technology help us?

Technology by its definition is anything that helps to make things easier for humans. We are intelligent to create and develop technology to solve particular real life problems and make things work. It is like we have ourselves created a younger brother for us, who would be there to help us in solving our

What would happen if we cloned Hitler?

Would not matter. Hitler have a very abusive father,was not recognized for courage in WW 1,was kicked out of art school,was homeless,lived in Germany after WW 1 which was nearly destroyed by the allies and it considered the reason for WW2. Worse, it was a family fight among

What would happen if the rest of the world lived like the U.S.?

A2A. I'm going to give an answer completely different from what seems to be the consensus in previous answers. But I have to start with the question - lived like the U.S. when? If the question is based on how people in the US lived 50 or even 30 years ago, then my answer would probably

What are the things that one should hide from society?

Your Dreams/Aspirations/Goals whatever you want to call it.Keep them a secret or else watch them get ripped apart and trodden upon by our very judgemental , conservative society.Everybody secretly dislikes uniqueness out of jealously, malice and that mindset where it's easier to pull down someone

Are people afraid of society?

Thanks for the A2A. Appreciate it.It really depends on the person and the kind of society.The crowd can be very kind to those who mingle....but get on their bad side and it can get nasty VERY FAST.So, anyone who's on society's bad side - for

What is the impact of information technology on society?

Hey guys!Agreeing with all the answerers, want to add only that now the role of information technology in the environment become even bigger and bigger. IT gains traction in all spheres of life, definitely. Real estate software development and medicine information technologies are not an exception. It really might

Is modern society designed to keep people in debt?

I don't know, if it was truly designed that way, but it is surely succeeding, if it was. We are constantly bombarded with the message that we need more and better things. That message isn't limited to advertising, it's included

Why do people value racism and sexism so much?

I'm sorry, but you've gotta be a white male to have asked this question.Racism goes far beyond the obvious, such as the KKK and the Aryan Brotherhood, and sexism is a constant.I'll give you a good example of the subtlety of racism, at least in the U.S., something that happened to a friend of mine. She's a well-educated

Why is today's society messed up? Who is to blame?

People, they are followers. It's a following trend society. People like to belong, fit in, be manipulated and be dominated by what they perceive as real. It's all a joke. You have one life, and it's run by people you don't even know because you let them have the keys

Do you think that people in modern society are too soft and specialized to handle an invasion of an alien species?

Yeah, they are way too soft. Going back to clubs and furs and living in a cave might help with that. To efficiently 'handle' an invasion from other species you must have advanced technology. It goes without saying that harsh living conditions,

Can a society exist without religion?

No.However, in order to discuss this point, let's be clear on what we are talking about. First, let's clarify what religion is not:Belief in God or gods. Religions often have this characteristic, but it is not a necessary thing. There are atheistic or

How would an anarchist society respond to a military invasion?

Most likely with localized militias, such as the YPG in Syria, who serve as volunteer defense forces for the autonomous zone of Rojava, which is based heavily on anarcho-communist principles and methods of organization. They would be operated non-hierarchically, like the rest of an anarchist

How should an idealistic Society be?

The shortest answer for you. An idealistic society will have imbalance but not inhuman. They have issues but do not have selective outrage or you can say not hypocrites.

What would society do, and look like for that month when the sun didn't rise?

You realize that we have sunrise and sunsets because the Earth is spinning, right?To keep the Sun from rising the Earth would have to be made to stop spinning.In order to stop such a huge mass as the Earth with its enormous momentum would take a force so large as to distort

Which is more important to society: science or religion?

Thanks for the A2A.I think the answer will depend highly on what religion you are evaluating. I certainly can't speak for all religions, but I can offer an answer from my own Christian worldview. Keep in mind, I don't claim a monopoly on Christian doctrine so I'm not arrogant enough to declare my feelings as ubiquitous within all

What is one thing everyone must understand about love?

Love! It is so complicated and potentially devastating. But equally true is the fact that nothing in life can be as fulfilling.I've experienced love. Yes, I can safely say that with out any confusion. I have been in love, desperately. It was one relationship that none other I had could ever come close to.I am sure everybody knows everything

Why are single men looked down upon in society?

Because non single men have lists of womens numbers and are never without dates.So if they can do that and a single man can not. Then obviously the single man isn't

I was wondering what people think. Would you prefer a modern society or a traditional society? And why?

I prefer a nice blend of traditionalism and progressivism. The two are hardly incompatible and I think a combination produces a good and fair society. I'll focus on the government for my answer.TraditionalismThe monarchy. I'm a monarchist, I support my royal

Why do religions exist and what is their purpose to society?

Religion is the most stupid thing man invented. There is no religion set by any Gods. Love is Religion. All the holy books taught about love .Humans created religion just to achieve some dominance over other people. Same with politics. Every group has their own motto and justifications but none can make

What are senior citizens useful for?

This is the classic fallacy of utilitarian approach i.e. to attempt to measure and quantify anything that is within its reach.  As detailed by many respondents before, senior citizens come with abundant experience and wisdom that, if sought, carefully

How is religion connected to society?

A religion can hold a country together and impart a similarity to the unspoken rules of tact and tone.Religion is in the Bible and the Koran is said to ‘Move Mountains'. Mountain in the bible is a code for a people. Religion can move a people beyond fear and galvanize them to act, for instance in rebellions