Monday, February 18, 2019
The Cyclic Relationship Between Culture And Technology :: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation
Trying to determine the effect of burnish on technology is a difficult task. This is due to the cyclic character of the relationship between refinement and technology. Working with the general nonion of coating (1), it is easy to see why the task of analyzing the effect of goal on technology is unverbalized. This is because technology itself is part of this definition of culture, all other products of humans work and thought (2). In a sense, we are trying to find out the effect of culture on culture itself, which initially sounds strange. However, considering technology as one of the venues that a given culture utilizes to transform itself, the challenge to prove the effect of culture on technology can be change down to the investigation of the cyclic relationship between culture and technology. Thus, this writing discusses, what we will label, technology-induced cultures and culture-induced technologies, in order to show the feedback loop between culture and technology.Th e class readings provide several instances of how technology affects and transforms its encompassing culture (i.e. the culture that was responsible for bringing forth the very same technology). One such(prenominal) technology is agriculture.The hunting and crowd way of life was already creation saturated when the world people was about 4 million. With human population reaching 200 million by 200 B.C., it would have been difficult, if not impossible, to survive by just gathering and hunting. (3). Even though it is hard to claim that early man consciously pursued agriculture as the solution to this problem, it is uncontested that the hunter-ga on that pointr society is the culture that was responsible for the invention of agriculture, as Ehrlich points out, agriculture was thus invented gradually, piecemeal, and quite probably sometime reluctantly as groups changed time-honored lifestyles(Ehrlich 15/26). The effect of this technology on the hunter-gatherer society was phenomenal, a s it put humanity on the road to sociopolitical daedality(Ehrlich 17/26). The regular mobility as well as the scarce resources involved with the hunting and gathering way of life did not allow for the development of a entangled society, as Ehrlich explicitly mentions, Without the ensuring agricultural revolution and the sedentary life and divisions of grind it eventually made possible, cultural evolution could never have produced our complex modern civilization. Without farming, which freed some people of the chore of wrestling nourishment from the environment, there would be no cities, no states, no science, and no mayors(4).