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Future of Modernization 1 Future of Modernization Jillian Borders Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Future of Modernization 2 Modernization is the process of social change begun by industrialization. Technology, industrialization, and urbanization are all directly related to modernization. The use and invention of different forms of technology are significant to the process of modernization because it is how a society becomes modern. The process of modernization has been broken down into four major characteristics. These characteristics are: the decline of small, traditional communities, the expansion of personal choice, increasing social diversity and orientation toward the future and a growing awareness of time. (Macionis, 2007) As time progresses the process of modernization continues to evolve. Newer, updated forms of technology, machinery, vehicles, electronics, etc. are made available to the public/consumers. By making these forms of technology available to the public as well as consumers it is in turn modernizing or improving the different countries around the world. Society will constantly be changing as long as new technology is advanced and developed. It will also continuously be changing as new ideas are created, explored and put into use. (Macionis, 2007) The expansion and growth of cities is one example of modernization. The expansion and growth of cities provides social diversity, and personal choice. As cities were formed more people moved from rural areas to the urban areas for jobs, food and housing. Back in the 1800’s people lived in small villages that were formed around family and friends. In modern times, small villages still exist but are only isolated by their location. There are means of communication to and from other people all around the world. People now can communicate via telephone, computers, vehicles, or television. (Macionis, 2007)
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