Technology and Social Change

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Submitted By TinaMedina
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Technology and Social Change
Tina Medina
SOC/100
May 2, 2016
Andrea Harris

Technology and Social Change
This essay is about technology and social change, which are two things that have a huge impact in our world today. Ramey (2013), "Technology is a body of knowledge devoted to creating tools, processing actions and extracting of materials. We use technology to accomplish various tasks in our daily lives, in brief; we can describe technology as products, processes or organizations.” (para. 1). According to "Social Change Defined" (n.d.), "Social change refers to any significant alteration over time in behavior patterns and cultural values and norms.” (para. 1). Now that we have the definitions of technology and social change it is easy to see how they are related. No matter where or what you are going in your life it has been impacted my technology some way and have socially changed how we accomplish things in our everyday life. Some examples; checking out at the store can now be done through a self-checkout lane, you no longer need a map to travel with GPS available in your car, and people can work from home because of computers and advanced technology. All of these technology changes have made people learn new ways to complete tasks throughout their day and social change has occurred.
Impact of Technology in Society
Computers, cell phone, and the Internet have changed are lives drastically and is a part of everyone’s life in one form or another. Communication across the world can be done so easy and in a matter of seconds. Like about people in the military and away from their families across the world, before you would have to wait months to receive a letter and today with technology it is possible to talk daily through the internet. First taking a look at computers and how they have made it so much easier in so many aspects of our lives. Next looking at...