Multidimensionality of the Nature of Emerging Technologies

Hillel Rosensweig, Dina Tsybulsky, Ilya Levin

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Digital technologies are seen as having a deep conceptual impact on society. Education in the 21st century should include classes which teach an appreciation of the ‘nature of digital technology’. This paper describes basic concepts which outline the fundamental nature of digital technologies and a basis for a possible class curriculum. We propose to consider the nature of digital technologies on a number of levels: (a) digital technologies as ‘technology’ per se; (b) digital technologies as informational technologies. Digital technologies are described in terms of virtualization and reification, and the impact of data abundance and growing interconnectivity on society.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 21 May 2019


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