What Does Contemporary Society Mean?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 10:44:18 PM ET
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Contemporary society refers to the modern society, in existence at the time being, and the social features it relates to. It is a dynamic reference, with the exact features being referred to changing from generation to generation.

The contemporary society at the moment features great technological dependence and innovations, longer average life spans in people, higher levels of literacy, and such things as greater levels of gender equality. Technological advances have also led to the notion of globalization and a higher awareness of international concerns. Towards the future, these features of the society are going to evolve, and either develop further, or recede into oblivion, as other contemporary issues take over.