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Technological determinism

Subset of technological determinism
Media determinism, a subset of technological determinism, is a philosophical and sociological position which posits the power of the media to impact society. As a theory of change, it is seen as a cau ...
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Notable technological determinists
Thomas L. Friedman, American journalist, columnist and author, admits to being a technological determinist in his book The World is Flat.Futurist Raymond Kurzweil's theories about a technological sing ...
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Criticism
Scepticism about technological determinism emerged alongside increased pessimism about techno-science in the mid-20th century, in particular around the use of nuclear energy in the production of nucle ...
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Technology as neutral
Individuals who consider technology as neutral see technology as neither good nor bad and what matters are the ways in which we use technology. An example of a neutral viewpoint is, "guns are neutral ...
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Hard and soft determinism
In examining determinism Hard determinism can be contrasted with Soft Determinism. A compatibilist says that it is possible for free will and determinism to exist in the world together while an incomp ...
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Explanation
Technological determinism seeks to show technical developments, media, or technology as a whole, as the key mover in history and social change.Most interpretations of technological determinism share t ...
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Origin
The term is believed to have been coined by Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929), an American. Veblen's contemporary, popular historian Charles A. Beard, provided this apt determinist image, "Technology marc ...
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Technological determinism
Technological determinism is a reductionist theory that presumes that a society's technology drives the development of its social structure and cultural values. The term is believed to have been coine ...
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