They are the technologies that are within a society that creates a change to promote social equality. that is what i learned from the Postman lecture.
Technology is all around us, and i now think of it as an actual tool. technology is one of them things that is going to stay around forever. I think there will always be new ways to improve our "tools"
I consider a tool to be anything that will help a human achieve what they are trying to accomplish more convinently.
The internet is the very first tool that comes to mind when I think of technology. The internet is full of information that can be accessed at the click of a button within seconds. This technology is unfortunately not available to everyone in their homes. but societ i have learned in my journalism class, are taking all the necessary step to put an end to the digital divide. Local organizations work to provide internet access to all in many public places such as community libraries and schools. With Internet access people can do many things. Get jobs easier, shop from home, earn a degree to even paying bills.
Also Television is a tool. It also provide information to the viewer that might be important.
The society of the gaming world is another technopoly through entertainment. I saw many people sitting outside a target on the night before the 3rd playstation debuted in stores. There were waiting hours and camped out to spend $600 on a game system that will eventually be replaced within a year or so give or take. This proves how far a person will go to gain new technologies.
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Technologies also take the place of what humans do. For example many people were laid off of work at the Ford Motor company and replaced with machines that would produce larger quanitties of products more efficiently. also I saw on tv that a new vaccum will clean the whole carpet in a room without the touch of a human hand.
I learned that people look for new technologies to create comfort for the most part, basically produce new ways to keep the amount of physical activity to a low.
A car was introduced in the 1920s (Ford model T) to eliminate walking and other ways of transportation. Newer cars have been produced to get more miles for the gallon and to get to your destination faster. Since technology is never ending whats next?????? Flying cars that will eliminate the need to stop at traffic lights?