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Mustafa Özcan

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Technology versus Culture - who influences whom?

For decades, mankind experienced a tremendous change in telecommunications technology, therefore changing also people's behaviour in their environment. The digital world let us look (or forces us to look) to our mobile phone and our life outside the network is gradually fading.
In former times the humankind could get non-verbal and verbal communication at once. We could see a person's face while we were talking with him, we could feel the vibe or call it "karma", we could use every antenna of our body to evaluate. People in trains, metrolines, are spending more time with their phone instead of experience their actual environment. People communicate almost everything through their new friend "smartphone". Investigating a person's profile in social media has advantages but also "spoils". We can get Information about somebody without having a real communication.

Should technology influence our culture (behaviour) or vice versa?


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  • Apr 6 2013: Maybe we need to look at feedback loops.
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      Apr 6 2013: Can you explain that?

      Do you mean its still an ongoing feedback loop between them?

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