Technological Deployment and Resistance
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This paper discusses the suggestion that challenges to technological adoption have been predominantly localized and unorganized and, as a consequence, largely ineffective. It explores this idea in greater depth arguing, that the characteristics of the challenges to technological adoption are largely dependent upon the nature of the technology being implemented. It also looks at how the example of the deployment of Internet communication technologies demonstrates how a technology can itself carry the seeds of resistance to the forces of social control that are implementing its deployment.
From the Paper:"In the 21st century we carry with us the social legacies of the implementation of technologies in earlier times. One of the most defining deployments lies in the introduction of mass industrial production in the early 20th century, when assembly line factories came to define the social landscapes of major industrial nations. While these were an evolution from the factories of the earlier Industrial Revolution, they were perhaps even more important because of their association with social technologies to micromanage the time and energies of large industrial workforces. "
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