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Technology

There is no dispute over the fact that technology brings far reaching and fundamental changes in our social set up. Our modern society is the outcome and product of modern technology.

It is due to technological advancement that we come close to each other and our way of living, thinking and behaving has changed. Technology had helped considerably in urbanizing our society. Every technological invention changes the very outlook of our life. Division of labour, trade unionism and specialization which are very common these days and are rapidly influencing and changing out social order are the outcome of advancement of technology.

In the words of Ogburn, technology changes society by changing our environments to which we in turn adopt. This changes is usually in material environment and the adjustments we make to the changes often modify customs and social consequences are the technological results of technological change such as new organization of labour,the expansion of the range of social contacts, the specialization of function and the encroachment of urban influences on rural life. Today there is no aspect of human life which has not been influenced by technology. Therefore technology is very important factor of social change.