Non Human Technology Control summary

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Ritzer argues that with McDonaldization, technologies, including “machines and tools, materials, skills, knowledge, rules, regulations, procedures, and techniques” (p. 89), control us.

Without using direct quotes, this assignment requires you to do the following:

  • Summarize Ritzer’s definition of control by non-human technologies, including a description of what he means by non-human technologies.
  • Next, think of one area of your life, such as your job, banking, your education, a leisure activity, etc and how that statement may apply to that activity as you experience it. NOTE: Do not choose one of the areas described in the textbook.
  • Based on your reflection, do you agree with Ritzer’s argument?
  • Do you feel that, as an employee, student, or customer, you are overly controlled by non-human technologies in this activity?

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a paper of the advantages of technology or about the importance of technology in contemporary life. You need to focus on the dimension of McDonaldization called control, in one area of your own life.

Important Reminders:

    • Your journal entry is worth% of your final grade.
    • It should bepages long using a 12-point size font, double-spaced.
    • You should use a header with your name, the date, the course number, and “Journal Entry” on the first page.
    • You should cite and reference your textbook properly in a standard formatting style, such as ASA, APA, or MLA.
    • The first two pages should be your essay, and the third page should be your reference list.

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Non-Human Technology Control
Student’s Name
Course Name




Non-Human Technology Control
George Ritzer took the initiative of doing thorough research and bring out conclusion on
the social interaction of workers with the non-human technology aspect of the respective tasks
they are undertaking. From the research, McDonaldization originated involving the selling of the
fast foods in their numerous restaurants across the American society are going to dominate it
inclusive of the rest of the world. Ritzer was able to identify the major elements or otherwise
referred to as the dominant themes in the research. They comprised of calculability, efficiency,
power of dominance or control and lastly the interaction of human labor and non-human
technology and the one that was easily replaceable and still fulfil effectively the objectives of the
organization (Crossm...

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