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the culture of consumption had its start well before large corporations, but in the late nineteenth/early 20th century leisure became increasingly commercialized
these are examples of how society shapes technology

one of the things that technology made possible was popular culture

change in culture:

"The sober conservation of energy no longer seemed necessary in a world where the power supply seemed unlimited." p. 164

Electrification:

Consumer goods were increasingly important ways that people defined themselves

What values and trends shape technology

The automobile transformed the city

some saw the Great Depression as a sign that technology allowed more goods to be produced that people could consume, but that isn't the way it has worked out