I am trying to say the following:

"The Machine Stops" is E.M. Forster’s literary attempt to call to attention to an ever-growing technicalization of society.

Of course, that is not a word, but I need a word or phrase that does the same job. I thought that maybe mechanization might work, but that doesn't really describe what I am trying to say, since that implies that only machines are involved, while I am thinking of machines and beyond (i.e. all technical processes).


Technicalization should work fine:

(noun) 2. The introduction of technology

Else, I think the closest you'll get is technologicalization.

See Google Books examples for technologicalization, and for technologicalisation.

I can't quote them here, because these books are very old, and the pages are scanned versions.

One example from Challenges and Policy Programmes of China's New Leadership edited by Joseph Y. S. CHENG

Image example from Google Books

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Maybe put it like this:

"The Machine Stops" is E.M. Forster’s literary attempt to call to attention the ever-increasing pace of (technological) innovation in society.

Real-world example:

"Bill Gates says the pace of innovation is as fast as ever"

Wikipedia page on pace of innovation

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As in:

"The 4th Industrial Revolution calls to attention the ever-growing technicalization of society."

The Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR wikipedia

is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.1 It is marked by emerging technology breakthroughs in a number of fields, including robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, The Internet of Things, 3D printing and autonomous vehicles.

And now they talk of the 5IR! 5th Industrial Revolution

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