Is today better than 100 years ago. Personally I can not say, as I am about 30 years short of living in that time. But from what I know of 100 years ago, I would say yes and no. Yes in regards to the technological advances that we enjoy today. I would say no to the social aspects of peoples lives as compared to today. I believe that personal social contact, face to face, has degenerated. I also believe societies moral values have deteriorated.