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If we are advancing technologically then why don't we have much leisure time?

  1. pinappu profile image80
    pinappuposted 6 years ago

    If we are advancing technologically then why don't we have much leisure time?

    We are advancing. Our technology is much better than what was 100 years ago. A computer controlled automatic system is much more efficient than that of the ancients. That means we do not need to do much work. Machines are there for us. But, still we all have to work hours after hours, day by day to earn our living. Why don't we have much time to spend as we wish? Why don't we have to work less to earn living since machines will do the rest?

  2. Bob Zermop profile image90
    Bob Zermopposted 6 years ago

    Because the whole world doesn't have the same technology, and the market and jobs haven't adapted to the change yet. The older jobs are being taken by 3rd world-ers, who are simply to work more for less. New jobs have not yet been created. And (I'm assuming you're either American or European) most in those countries are left without a wealthy livelihood. This is an very overly simplistic explanation, and there are far more factors in play, but that's the best answer I can come up with right now.

  3. edhan profile image59
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    It is simply that not everyone in the world are using these advanced technology.

    Technology is supposed to simplify work so we will be more productivity but then many companies are still not investing their money where technology is available.

    Therefore we are still having ourselves working more hours even though Technology can help to allow us having more leisure time.

  4. BlissfulWriter profile image75
    BlissfulWriterposted 6 years ago

    That is the irony, isn't it.  We have to change societal expectation of doing more at faster rate in order to have more leisure which is so important to happiness.

  5. Sheepsquatch profile image62
    Sheepsquatchposted 6 years ago

    People consume much more than they did 100 years ago. If you wanted to live with the same standards, it would be quite easy to have much more leisure time than they did. I also believe that we do work much less in America. We are not sending are children to work in factories so that we can afford food and rent.