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"The cyborg does not dream of community on the model of the organic family, this time without the oedipal project. The cyborg would not recognize the Garden of Eden; it is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust."--"A Cyborg Manifesto" (1985) by Donna Haraway

"Technology is one of the major driving forces of change in every society. As Ray Kurzweil has argued in The Age of Spiritual Machines, the speed of change in technology is increasing ever faster. For example: Mobile phones have an influence on how we interact with each other and also on the way we interpret reality. In the wireline era, the first question we asked someone when you called them was: 'How are you?'. In the wireless era people ask: 'Where are you?'. I would argue that the use of mobile phones has had a more profound influence on society than the internet." --2003

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Technology and society or technology and culture refers to the never-ending cyclical co-dependence, co-influence, co-production of technology and society upon the other (technology upon culture, and vice-versa). This synergistic relationship occurred from the dawn of humankind, with the invention of the simple tools; and continues into modern technologies such as the printing press.

The academic discipline studying the impacts of science, technology, and society and vice versa is called (and can be found at) Science and technology studies.

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