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1. Introduction

Technology has always had an impact on human culture, but never more so than during the last couple of decades.

The way that we communicate and interact with one another has changed beyond measure. And yet, despite all of the positive changes that technology has brought about, there are also concerns being raised. Are these changes leading to social isolation? Are some of us engaging in online behaviour that would never be accepted in a face-to-face situation? Are some people becoming addicted to using technology to the detriment of their health and social wellbeing?

This section will cover some of the technologies that have most impacted culture in the West. However, this is such a broad topic and we can't possibly cover every angle. We suggest that you try to keep up-to-date with technology news stories and think about the impact that different examples have on their relative stakeholders.