“Technological determinism is the theory that a society’s technology determines its cultural values, social structure, and history. According to the theory, social progress follows an inevitable course that is driven by technological innovation. Technological determinism has two central concepts: 1) that technological development itself follows a predictable, traceable path that is beyond any cultural or political influence; and 2) that the technology in turn organizes society in a way to further develop itself. The communications theorist and media scholar Marshall McLuhan laid out one famous example of technological determinism in his book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, wherein he…

Samuel Leifeld

Social Media Graduate Student at the University of Florida. I once got a Degree in History but that was in the past.

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