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Is there a word for the field of study of how technology affects societies?

For example: How cheap cars affects the design of cities.

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As suggested in a comment, the closest thing would be STS, or Science, Technology, and Society. There is no one focus of scientific study on how technology affects society alone, but how they affect and develop each other. Here's a link to the National Science Foundation's division on STS: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324

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