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The Relationship between Technology and Society. It is widely accepted that technology has had various effects on society, these effects have not been limited to make peoples lives more materially prosperous, but have also significantly affect human as
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The Relationship between Technology and Society
Scientific and technological progress is the main driving force of social development (Webster, 1995). In a certain sense the process of social development is the process of scientific and technological progress. It is widely accepted that technology has had various effects on society, these effects have not been limited to make people's lives more materially prosperous, but have also significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments (Webster,1995). However, the relationship between technology and society is not all one way. Throughout the human history, social factors also play an inseparable role in the process of technological change. Technological development depends on the progress of culture and education. It assumes that technologies will emerge readily in response to market demands (Williams & Edge, 1996), also levels of social development and education quality, directly affects the process of technological development.
2.1 Technological influence on social development
There are various evidence to support the positive influence of technology that have contributed to the society: The practices of medical technology has helped the improvements in people's health; technology for energy generations has
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