Technology is a force that exerts strong influences on society and culture. For those living within a culture its effects are so familiar they are barely perceived and thought to be a natural part of every culture or society.
What we expect of people (our peers, our leaders, our children, etc.) and out institutions (schools especially) all depend heavily on the technologies with which we are familiar. We are rarely aware of how these influences until they come into conflict with others’ expectations. I believe today’s generations are experiencing such conflict which is arising largely from the information technologies that we use and their effects on our cultures and societies.