Technophile individual in society: examples from cinema to technium
Anadolu Üniversitesi, İletişim Bilimleri Fakültesi, Sinema ve Televizyon Bölümü
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Since technology invaded human life, there has been a strong relationship between humans and machines. In this relationship, similar to other relationships in which humans are involved, there are emotions. When technology brings irresistible innovations and creates a multi-mediated environment, it becomes more difficult to reject the materiality of technology. In time, the acceptance of machines into life has created a new society which cannot exist without machines, and the individual’s life in this new society has become dependent on machines. For some individuals, this interdependence may become an enthusiasm and even addiction, intentionally or unintentionally. Technophilia and technophile are useful burgeoning terms to describe the devotion of humans tonew technologies and other technological inventions. This content-based descriptive paper aims to study technophilia in the context of technological reductionism. The research includesexamples from science-fiction cinema andHatsune Miku(virtual pop singer) withthe conceptoftechnium. The paper explores the term technophilia from the cultural perspectivefor relationship between human and machines, presentingthis new notion as the element of human identity.