A look at the effects of technology on culture.
The appearance of new technologies can often dramatically change the face of a culture such as the emergence of the Internet. This paper looks at how culture and technology are intimately linked and how changes in the technology effects culture. Includes projections into the future.
“Technology has a profound effect on, and may even destroy the culture in which it appears. If we accept that technology profoundly changes the cultures it is immersed in, an investigation of current technologies may provide useful in prediction cultural change. The Internet is a recently emerging technology that may have powerful cultural ramifications, including increased global cultural homogenization.”