Technology is the use of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, often to solve problems in various aspects of life, including industry and communication.
Social change is a transformation in a culture or social institution that occurs gradually over the course of time and is lasting. Social change is manifested in societal behaviors, norms and values.
The steady changes in the technology available bring about social change over time. It is advancing technology that gives us more information that is more accessible to more and more people. Because technology facilitates or enables social change, they are evolving together
Social equilibrium, in theory, is a social system’s balance.
Functionalists focus on what maintains society and keeps it balanced and stable.
Functionalists understand that when social problems arise, they shift some aspects of society thereby requiring change in other aspects in order to keep moving toward achieving homeostasis.