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Major social changes in 21st century

The interaction between the evolution of technology and the development of economy and society has always been an important dimension of human history. The transition from the agricultural society towards the industrial society provides the most pertinent illustration of the profound implications, which the full diffusion of new technologies can have on family structures, work relations, settlement patterns, economic and political power configurations, and also on behavior patterns and value systems. Looking ahead towards the next ten years or so, the main driving force for economic and social change will be information technology. After a quarter of a century of gradual development and diffusion, many believe that information technology is on the verge of a new take-off. This is partly due to genuine technology evolution; however, it is also partly the result of changing economic and social structures. These are increasingly adapting to the new organizational and institutional patterns required for the full and most effective use of the new technology, thereby contributing now to the push for further technological progress. In the sociology text it says, “Technology is changing our society and our everyday lives. A change in technology leads to a change in culture…” So we see that technology is leaving no arena in our lives untouched; it will definitely play one of the greatest roles in our society in the 21st century. In terms of our economy many have predicted that the new era of globalization is upon us. Globalization is an overarching international system shaping the domestic politics, economy and foreign relations of virtually every country. Globalization simply means freedom of movement for goods and people, and this is an ideology that is quite difficult to resist. Many are convinced that the emergence of a global market economy, a process that has only just begun, will bring unprecedented prosperity to millions. But th...

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