Technology and its Relationship to Culture The culture of a nation or a people is something that influences everything they do. It shapes how they think and how they see the world. Therefore, it is logical to expect that it leaves a mark on their culture as well, and that their cultures in turn might influence the technologies used within them. Below, I will discuss this relationship and give some examples of it. One of the reasons that we say culture influences everything we do is that our culture teaches us how to look at the world. A well-known expression of this idea in another field, science, comes from the book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn. Kuhn pointed out that scientists have a culture of their own that...The end:
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