Donald White Posted almost 2 years ago Technological Determinism Invention has never been predictive, hence inevitability cannot apply to first movers in a technology. We cannot be sure about what the next great big thing would be. Great ideas cannot just be bound to happen eventually. Innovation on the other hand, lends itself to predictability. Once a technology has been firmly established it growth shall be fuelled by society's necessity and we humans shall find ways of doing things better that we did in the past. Hence, in terms of technological determinism, we are in essence, sitting on the white fence which divides new technology (inventions) from existing ones (innovations).