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Dissection of dependency: a crossdisciplinary review

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Publication date15/06/2011
Number of pages14
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventBLED 2011 PROCEEDINGS - Solvenia, Bled, Slovenia
Duration: 12/06/201115/06/2011


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Life in the modern societies, principally in the Western world, has been demystified. This demystification process has caused the social structures like technology, to lose some of the charm they had during the early Industrialisation period. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become integral parts of our identity in the context of organizational and personal life; the dependence on technology blurs the line between real and virtual worlds. This paper attempts to bridge the gap in understanding our dependence on modern technology. An attempt has been made to dissect the human-technology dependency to find out how technology is interpreted, it’s meaning in the modern world, and what are the working mechanisms that are feeding this dependency as it grows with the growth of ICTs. The paper concludes that there is neither a single source of dependency nor a root cause. Instead the answer lies deep within the mesh of social patterns and structure and how we interact with them. The dependency in question is much more a function of the properties people attribute to ICTs than of what an ICT can or cannot actually be made to do.

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24th Bled eConference ; Conference date: 12-06-2011 Through 15-06-2011