Technology and Development: A Discourse on Urban Life and Modernization

By Venkata Krishna Nadella and Saumil Sharma.

Published by The Technology Collection

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A semi autonomous system based on the opportunity market created by the articulation of risk constitutes the contemporary urban. Using classifications of space and time the urban can be understood as enclosures dominantly portrayed as markets of technology running on capitalist ideology. This involved risk enframes opportunities into avenues of technological advancement in these spaces. The paper includes the study of the impacts of introduction of technologies on a modern urban life. Technology supports its notion of development by providing a sense of purpose to be found in the end results of any endeavors in the name of development. The purpose when designed to be development provides enhanced choices to a human life, deteriorating the virtue of exercising unbiased choice. Most introductions of technology are responsible for abstracting the consciousness of an urban human life with an assumption of the ‘better life’ promised by the implications of such technologies on urban existence. Technology can be explained as a tool to support the higher standards of urban belonging but certainly is not sufficient to understand its impacts on the same. The co-existence of urban chaos and social order, often sustained by implications of technology, induce an ambivalence which can explain the distortions in the perceptions of development and modernization of our contemporary urban spaces.

Keywords: Urban Spaces, Semi Autonomous Systems, Risk, Development, Modernization, Technology Market, Urban Chaos, Information, Ambivalence, Industrial Modernity

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.7-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 498.448KB).

Venkata Krishna Nadella

Student, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Saumil Sharma

Student, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India


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