Technical Determinism In 'The Matrix And Frankenstein'

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This essay sets out to challenge the status quo, that the theory of technological determinism is naïve and will argue by utilising Wyatt’s assertions that technical determinism is more complicated than social shaping theorieswould have us believe. She describes technological determinism as having four distinct types,justificatory, descriptive, methodological and normative. Themes will be explored by examining the film ‘The Matrix’ and the novel ‘Frankenstein’ showing how science and technology is represented in popular culture. Wyatt argues technology causes or affects social change and this essay set out to demonstrates her argument. It will be argued that by opening up technical determinism to more explanations of sociological analysis will
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