There were a few social impacts from the invention of the CD. One was that people could buy music knowing that it wouldn't wear out. Another impact is that the medium is so cheap that anyone can buy CD-R's and record any data on it. An economic impact from the invention of the CD is that people can buy more music and know that the quality of the music will always stay the same. There were no political forces in society that impacted the invention of the CD.
I think that this invention was very beneficial to society. It makes sharing and buying massive amounts of electronic data a lot easier. The CD doesn't get worn out from being played, and can resist minor scratches, fingerprints, and being left out in the rain for a few hours. Two benefits of the compact disc are that it provides convenient massive media storage and that it's a device that doesn't wear out by being played. The only disadvantage of the compact disc is that if it gets big scratches, then the data will be corrupt.