Franklin and the “Real World” of Technology


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Summary: Franklin and the “Real World” of Technology
Franklin aims to discuss the role of technology in human lives in her article, “The Real World of Technology.” As Franklin sees it, “technology has built the house in which we all live. The house is continually being extended and remodeled. More and more human life takes place within its walls, so that today there is hardly any human activity that does not occur within this house. All are affected by the design of the house, the division of its space, by the location of its doors and walls” (Franklin 300). Compared to earlier peoples, humans now really don’t have an opportunity to get outside the allegorical house. Franklin examines this “house,” its ramifications and what it means to be...
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.....ale, which now comes to mean the increase of effectiveness and not so much size, as a whole. Overall however, technology has brought a lot to the table, but it is important not to have technology eclipse the interaction between humanity and technology. Practice within technology can identify people, but it also identifies limits on people. Prospective technologies can define people and how far that we have come, and the concept of scale also feeds into human interaction with technology. Technology is irrevocably tied to the real world; it is up to both progress and humanity to see how it develops.
Works Cited
Franklin, Ursula M. “The Real World of Technology.” Introduction to Communication Studies. New York: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2008.