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The Pursuit of Human Well-BeingThe Role of Technology in the History of Well-Being: Transformative Market Phenomena Over Time

The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Role of Technology in the History of Well-Being:... [The role of technology in supporting the trajectory of well-being through history cannot be overstated. The theoretical, philosophical, socioeconomic, political, and developmental aspects of this contribution to human development are examined in this chapter. A key emergent theme is the idea that technology is a profoundly catalytic phenomenon, capable of eliciting both good and bad, and triggering changes in how people do everything—from producing their food to constructing their cities, moving from place to place, and communicating with one another. Throughout time, technology’s unique reflexive and recursive properties have sparked some of our most vital development trajectories and set the stage for our most obvious system-level dependencies today.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Pursuit of Human Well-BeingThe Role of Technology in the History of Well-Being: Transformative Market Phenomena Over Time

Editors: Estes, Richard J.; Sirgy, M. Joseph

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
ISBN
978-3-319-39100-7
Pages
639 –687
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39101-4_19
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The role of technology in supporting the trajectory of well-being through history cannot be overstated. The theoretical, philosophical, socioeconomic, political, and developmental aspects of this contribution to human development are examined in this chapter. A key emergent theme is the idea that technology is a profoundly catalytic phenomenon, capable of eliciting both good and bad, and triggering changes in how people do everything—from producing their food to constructing their cities, moving from place to place, and communicating with one another. Throughout time, technology’s unique reflexive and recursive properties have sparked some of our most vital development trajectories and set the stage for our most obvious system-level dependencies today.]

Published: Jan 11, 2017

Keywords: Technology; Information and communication technologies (ICTs); Innovation; Development; Human development index; Path dependence; Determinism

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