Wisdom and Well-being in a Technological Age

Edward H. Spence

Synesis: A Journal of Science, Technology, Ethics, and Policy 2013; 4: T16-20

In this paper I explore the conceptual relationship between wisdom and well-being and present a theoretical model based on the notion of wisdom for evaluating the normative impact of technology on society. Finally, I briefly explore the question of how to design wisdom-in-technologies for the enhancement of wellbeing.


Keywords: information, technology, ethics, wellbeing, eudaimonia, a good life, wisdom