An adequate literature review might have led to "Karl Marx and the Three Faces of Technological Determinism
," Bruce Bimber's 1990 paper on the disambiguation of the term, and then to "Do Machines Make History?," Robert Heilbroner's 1967 discussion of society evolving along a predetermined course of technological discoveries.
theory is a reductionist perspective which holds that technology drives the growth of cultural values and social structure in the society.
Scholars have argued that philosophy of technology assumptions, especially technological determinism
, may influence the thinking or discourse of educators concerning technology (Bennett & Maton, 2010; Cukier, Ngwenyama, Bauer, & Middleton, 2009; Fisher, 2006; Jones & Czerniewicz, 2010; Jones & Healing, 2010; Kanuka, 2008; Kritt & Winegar, 2010; Leonardi, 2008; Oliver, 2011; Selwyn, 2010; Strobel & Tillberg-Webb, 2009), and affect policy (Clegg, Hudson, & Steel, 2003; Cukier et al., 2009; Fisher, 2006; Wyatt, 2008).
Finally, to what degree can the study questions be clarified by applying four theories of information technology (IT) and social change to the findings--(1) systems theory, (2) socio- technical theory, (3) technological determinism
, and (4) reinforcement theory (Garson, 2006)?
Rejecting the technological determinism
that drove Air Force leaders to promote aerospace terminology and to seek Dyna-Soar, the president wanted nothing more than sufficient military strategic capability to deter a Soviet attack.
The article helps our understanding, as the authors refuse any form of technological determinism
. Their phrase "technologies--the cloud, big data, algorithms, and platforms--will not dictate our future.
Still, his theory stands up much better than realist theory, technological determinism
, or strategic culture.
Rogers is at pains early in the book to explain that she is wary of the trap of technological determinism
, stating that not all spectators will necessarily respond in the manner she suggests to each new configuration of the cinematic apparatus.
" is the belief that technology drives historical change.
Barlow's vision thus embodied both Internet exceptionalism and technological determinism
. Internet exceptionalism is the notion that the Net is a special medium that shouldn't be treated like earlier media and communications platforms, such as broadcasting or telephony.
By placing the nicotine patches on Plexiglas panels reminiscent of Marcel Duchamp's Large Glass, Mul both reminds us that artists have dealt with technological determinism
for a long time and offers an updated way of addressing this sticky problem in the present situation.
Although critiquing forms of technological determinism
, Swaminathan suggests that as this globalization of the technoscape evolves, the processes of international politics have been transformed dramatically.