Thursday, April 15, 2010
Friday 11am, Matt G
Yoon's article led to to think a lot about the role of technology in society. Over time, as advances in technology become more commonplace, they lose their novelty and people who were originally skeptical of integrating this technology into their lives have no choice. Take something as simple as touch screens for example; at one time people viewed them as unreliable and avoided them at all costs, now they are being used in bus stations, checkout counters, etc. and their use is required to complete simple tasks. As certain technologies become more developed, they become part of society and their use becomes a component of daily life. Popular support and the development of these technologies becomes a process that naturally weeds out the superfluous and establishes the useful ones until something better comes along.