Technology, Economics, and Politics
- Gene Strandberg (Eastern Illinois University)
Technology’s primary engine is politics with a very close and necessary association with economics, and these three entities are so intertwined that technology itself cannot function well independently. The conceptual reality of each seems to imply separateness and distinctiveness, yet movement by politics and economics affects technology to an increasingly unusual and large extent. Technologies unforeseen just a few years ago have supplanted, and given rise to, newer and more functional instruments that serve a variety of purposes with a minimum of size, weight, components, and cost. What’s ahead is anyone’s guess, although change will come at in an ever-increasing pace.
How to Cite:
Strandberg, G., (2002) “Technology, Economics, and Politics”, Journal of Industrial Technology 18(2).