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The ability to create relationships based solely on mutual understandings and shared common interests have fed the social media phenomena.

In the past, people were able to get together physically and discuss concerns or share thoughts. However public spheres are changing from gathering in coffee shops to meeting online through forums and other social media platforms.

Does this ease of connection to the online world hold significant consequences on culture?

Culture is experienced, shared and adopted. One of the many insights from this documentary is that in this wired world, people living in the same house or workplace can all be looking at different screens and communicating with different people. This changes how people interact with each other, as well as where our public spheres may be found online instead of discussions at the dining room table or in meetings at work, perhaps?

Most concerning to me is the suggestion that multi-tasking online is not to be applauded but to be concerned because of the impact on cognitive abilities.

  1. In his keynote paper, Simon Ramo maintains that technological issues lie at the heart of most of the social, economic, and political issues of today, sometimes causing problems but more often offering possibilities for their solution. As new technology is introduced into a society, the culture reacts in a positive or negative way and is thus changed forever.
  2. Be the leader your company needs. The fact that a significant portion of our modern technology is polluting our environment and causing destruction of natural resources has brought about a real awareness for how the First World is hurting the planet.
  3. Networked social movements have been particularly active since 2010, notably in the Arab revolutions against dictatorships and the protests against the management of the financial crisis. On the one hand, their assessment made clear that though most technological advance occurs in industry, there are too few mechanisms for exchange of views on international technology and cooperation that involve both private and public sector representatives in a forum not constrained by the formal policies and stands of national governments.
  4. Among the problems and challenges Inose addresses are the software crisis, or the high cost of developing more sophisticated and diversified software; structural changes in industry, particularly in job design and labor requirements; standardization and maintaining interoperability between systems and equipment; reliability and security of systems against both external and internal disturbances; and integrity of information and protection of privacy.

She suggests we often hide by sending messages electronically rather than discussing difficult issues in person. This is because of the belief that online is less personal and the effort to connect on a human level and is reduced by sending messages online rather than in person. If by talking about the issues or concerns in person, discussions are open up where feelings, thoughts, ideas are exposed to be shared and probed.

Turkle suggests we can hide from each other even though we are more electronically connected.

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Instead we select to use technology when we feel vulnerable and technology provides us with an illusion of comfort and of being in control. With the speed of technology and pace for which many people respond, do they really consider and think through the potential consequences of what they are conveying?

  • Any plan to remedy these problems would require a strong technological component, including development of local capabilities in technology, internal and external transfer of technology, strategic projects that integrate science and technology, and government policies that support scientific and technological endeavors;
  • Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism;
  • Any plan to remedy these problems would require a strong technological component, including development of local capabilities in technology, internal and external transfer of technology, strategic projects that integrate science and technology, and government policies that support scientific and technological endeavors;
  • Karatsu concludes by stressing the importance of technological cooperation so that standards of living can be improved worldwide.

As discussed during our class, Always Already New, the media history and the data of Culture Gitelman, 2006, p. Constant communication through use of technology is changing the way people think of themselves and how they communicate.

  • People like Henry Ford who used the assembly line to manufacture automobiles used technology to improve his production time and turn a profit;
  • The rapid spread of innovation makes it imperative that firms quickly exploit any competitive advantage;
  • The farmers then plant their crops and yield a higher return because the seeds are now designed to be super seeds;
  • Lars Ramqvist provides insight on several of the cutting edge technologies that have had a major impact on information technologies;
  • This can be clearly seen in the 21st century with the popularity of big box super stores that offer extremely low prices on a wide variety of goods;
  • Governments will provide oversight and strategic direction.

They can get attention, always be heard, and never have to be alone. Connecting electronically can also lead to isolation. The ease of connecting through technology and communicating online does have an impact on culture locally and globally as more and more people choose to communicate online instead of in person.

  • A first look at communication theory;
  • Since the role of government in setting a national direction for technology is so pervasive, its relationship to the private sector in the Page 5 Share Cite Suggested Citation;
  • Pierre Aigrain addresses several provocative questions about materials, particularly pertaining to the rate at which discoveries are made, the extent to which applications are found, and the impact of these discoveries on industry and society;
  • The technology created to make life better often has negative effects on cultures even if it initially appears to provide benefits;
  • The Zapatistas of Mexico fought the Mexican government over developments in technology and trade.

A first look at communication theory. McGraw Hill Company, chap 10 pp. In Always Already New: Media, History and the Data of Culture.

  1. For instance, media often report that intense use of the Internet increases the risk of isolation, alienation, and withdrawal from society, but available evidence shows that the Internet neither isolates people nor reduces their sociability; it actually increases sociability, civic engagement, and the intensity of family and friendship relationships, in all cultures.
  2. Environmental issues like global warming have launched movements that changed many cultures.
  3. Connecting electronically can also lead to isolation.
  4. When a community has to change their traditions because of advances in technology, their culture is influenced; more importantly, it may be threatened entirely. The creativity so evident in software technology today is not in danger, Pake says, despite the trend toward greater standardization and the possibility that ossification of the development system could occur in the future.
  5. He compares manufacturing to agriculture—although it will no longer dominate the economy or provide the majority of jobs, it will continue to perform an important function even in a service-oriented society. Clearly, the style of suburban homes has been influenced by automobiles.