The Importance Of Culture And Technology

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Culture and technology play a huge role in the world today. Culture and Technology are continually co-evolving in a dynamic relationship. Technology is developed based on a cultural contexts. The cultural context affects the way the technology is adopted and the way it is used. Technology has the ability change a culture and it can impact each culture differently. Culture is the way we think and what we believe. Culture can be a part of a group, society or time. Culture can also be a part of a person or place. Culture gives people their identity. Technology is the use of something. Whether it is the use of science or a machine. Technology can be invented to solve problems. A lot of people today cannot function without technology. In this essay, …show more content…
Different cultures have their own values and beliefs. Different cultures also have their own needs. Cultural needs is the reason for technical advancements. Technology is created to help with the needs of the culture. Technology shapes the culture as it interacts with language, economics, politics, and arts. Technology then spreads all over the world and is used in different ways by different cultures. For example, the Japanese culture has different beliefs than American culture with cell phones. According to CNN, the Japanese culture frowns upon using a cell phone (called a mobile in the UK) in public. The cell phone (mobile) to them should not be a nuisance to other. The Japanese culture is expected to put their cell phone (mobile) on silent or on vibrate (manner mode in the UK) when boarding a train or bus. Their culture differs a lot with the American culture and cell phones. Cell phones are not frowned upon in public in the American Culture. Americans use their cell phones at any time during the day, no matter the place. Americans are not expected to put their phones on silent or vibrate. A lot of people in the American culture cannot function without their cell phones. If I would have traveled to Japan I would have never knew their beliefs on cell phones. I am glad I conducted this research and will do research for now on before traveling. The better we understand culture, the better we can maximize the usefulness of new …show more content…
It is a bad habit or more so like an addiction. The constant need for my phone is ridiculous. I use my phone for emailing, directions, shopping, pictures, games, music, alarms, vacation planning and everything else you can think of. The only thing I use my laptop for is to do my college work because I cannot log in from my phone. I find myself getting easily distracted at work and quickly picking up my phone to ease the boredom. I also do the same thing when I am sitting in traffic on my way to work. If these things, such as online shopping or vacation planning were not so easily accessible I do not think I would be on my phone as much, but then again I would probably find something else to get into on my phone. When I need to focus I simply cannot because of technology and my phone. Even though, I find myself continually expressing the negative things about technology and my cell phone I am grateful for it. I am grateful for it because of the same reasons I am ungrateful for it. I have the ability to do everything from my phone. It eases the boredom at work and keeps me occupied when I am bored outside of work. As much as I hate how connected I am with my phone I would be lost without it, literally. I use my phone for navigation which is the most important to me. Navigation is important to me because I travel a lot for my job. A lot of the places I have to

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