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Technology

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Technology refers to scientific knowledge, manifested in the form of artifacts, ideas, techniques, and dispositions, which can be used in some kind of productive capacity. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) facilitate virtual interaction and the flow of information between individuals who need not be physically copresent. Given the tendency among scholars to regard the self and its relation to others as formed primarily through face-to-face contact, the capacity to circumvent such ...

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