Document Type : Research Paper


Technology development is viewed merely as a technical issue by some people, while the others associate it with huge cultural, political and economic issues. There is no agreement even among the latter group about the influence domain of cultural, political and economic systems on technology development. There are different points of view about the cultural influence on technology and vice versa, in Iran. Considering all the viewpoints, this article claims that the technology development in the country cannot be reduced to technical topics, and therefore the theoretical considerations should be taken into account. Thus, the relation between technology development and the huge cultural, political and economic development should be clarified in order to solve the problem of technology development in Iran.