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The Right to (Digital) Happiness?

Since Homo Sapiens created fire it is entangled with technology. We used it to battle predators, diseases, and each other.

While constantly picking the fruits of our newest inventions, we kept improving our technology and build a technology advanced, and technology depended, society. In his book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow history Professor Yuval Noah Harari claims humanity is now waking up to the realization that we are so advanced that famine, plague, and war are becoming manageable challenges. We are not there yet, and still have a lot of work to do on national and global level, but statistics show that for more and more people famine, plague, and war aren’t day-to-day threats anymore. Harari’s daring forecast is that humanity has tasted success and will aim for even more challenging goals: ‘To find the key to happiness’.

According to Harari modern people feel happiness entitled and anything which makes them dissatisfied is seen as a violation of their basic human rights. People expect the state to serve them and the right to pursuit happiness has turned into the right to happiness. [...]

 

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