Technology Acculturation of Human Existence and Globalization: Reflections, Analysis, and Trends for the Future

By Joshua Tunbosun Onifade.

Published by The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies

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The theoretical perspective of this paper reveals that technology remains an underlying core, a symbol, and a drive for human race in its quest for survival and life-continuity. In relation to existing theory, the technology of a people reflects their culture; identity, ideas/concept, values, and beliefs, This therefore influences their politics, economics, religion, architectures, sculpture/Arts, drama, dressing, music, philosophy, sport, astronomy, geography, biology, history, literature including ancestral occupations, language(s), and many more. Furthermore, every human and society belongs to a particular cultural setting. This is reflective in the social, economic, and political aspects of their lives, making culture core from which the aforementioned grows from. Technological acculturation evolution is historical and an essential phenomenon that characterizes globalization (with cross-cultural interconnectivity). Such will thus require a leap for the future; where only societies who are smart with technologies, will best project and retain their culture.

Keywords: Technology, Endogenous, Culture, Acculturation, Globalization

The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2015, pp.21-37. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 28, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 469.395KB)).

Joshua Tunbosun Onifade

Student, Graduate School of International Studies, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea