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What Technology Will Look Like in 2026

Comm 303
Professor Brantley
Geórge Clements

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What Technology Will Look Like in 2026

  1. 1. The future of Communication Technology What technology will look like in 2026 By: Geórge Clements
  2. 2. • The future is around the corner…
  3. 3. Evolution of technology
  4. 4. Media System Dependency Theory • The Media System Dependency Theory is a theory which attempts to explore and describe the role of media in society’s by studying dependency relations. • The Degree of Dependence is directly proportional to • Individuals • Social Stability • Active audiences
  5. 5. Innovation of Technology • Cell phones are the most used technology and also the fastest evolving technology. • By the year 2026, the use of physical mail and reading news papers will be irrelevant. • Despite the on going use of news papers and physical mail now, technology and its innovation by the year 2026 technology will become more available to people and they will have all they desire at an easy and accessible rate.
  6. 6. Uses and Gratifications Theory • The Uses and Gratification Theory is the theory which explains how people use media for their need and gratification meaning this theory states what people do with media rather than what media does to people. • The Five Categories associated • Cognitive needs • Affective needs • Personal Integrative needs • Social Integrative needs • Tension free needs • According to uses and gratification theory, it is not so people make use of the media for their specific needs. This theory can be said to have a user/audience- centered approach .
  7. 7. Social Learning Theory • The Social Learning Theory states that people learn from observing others’ behavior, attitudes and outcomes of those behaviors. • As I stated the definition for the Social Learning Theory it just goes to prove the accuracy of it because as humans we tend to mimic what we see and learn from personal experiences. • After evaluating the meaning of the Social Learning Theory it also became obvious that future technology and innovations will be present because the universe is constantly evolving and being introduced to new and enhanced technology. • Albert Bandura made this statement about the Social Learning Theory • "Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action."
  8. 8. Social Cognitive Theory • The Social Cognitive Theory states that we develop a whole range of behavior including thoughts and feelings. • We have a lot of cognitive control over our behavior and an example is just because we have had experiences of violence does not mean we have to reproduce such behavior. • To better explain the how the future may look in 2026 A.D., goes to support the claim of the Social Cognitive Theory and how we are all affected by experiences and with the future approaching, innovators will enhance whatever they either desire to have or what they simply feel needs improvement.
  9. 9. Future innovations and possible impact • With the many inventions over the last 50 years, it is evident that people will become accustomed to the old ways and will create new avenues. • Examples to further support my claims will be the enhancements of Vehicles, Technology meaning cell phones and Education and its value increasing as we are exposed to new knowledge. • All examples are great platforms to base my claims using simple Theories of the past and predictions for the future.
  10. 10. Works Cited • Cherry, Kendra. "Social Learning Theory. Retrieved from iallearning.htm N.p., 24 Nov. 2014. Web. (Refers to Albert Banduras statement of The Social Learning Theory). • "Uses and Gratification Theory." Communication Theory RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2016. Retrieved from • McCleod, Saul. "Bandura - Social Learning Theory." N.p., 2011. Web. 2016. Retrieved from