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Chapter 15: Technology and its Creator Technology is usually an individual’s effort, then, it is out of their control. * Technology Determinism -- The fear is that technology is out of control = Environmental degradation = Alienation = Threat of nuclear annihilation = It’s too big; there is no controlling it. -- It appears that technology is an independent force in our lives. = Are we technology’s servants? = Some scholars say that technology IS social change; it is a collection of social forces. = Others say that society shaped technology ( ) Cars: choice – electric, steam or internal combustion once the last became entrenched; it becomes difficult to replace it. = Technology becomes an imperative! * Technology Advance and Cultural Lag -- Belief that habits, thoughts, values and social arrangements often fail to change at the same speed as technology innovation. = For example: Parents have a lot children for fear some will die, even though medical services have allowed us to reduce
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course HSS 105 taught by Professor Anthonyprincipe during the Spring '09 term at Tri - County Technical College.

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