Democratization of Technology


Describes the process of reorienting technology tools to require less specialized knowledge. A tool is thought to be democratized when more people can master it without advanced training or knowledge.

What is an example of a democratized technology?

WordPress and other CMS products are examples of tools that democratize technology. Instead of requiring a user to learn HTML and FTP in order to create a website, with a CMS, users can create and update webpages with simple What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) applications.

What are the benefits of technology democratization?

The benefit of technology democratization is that more people can influence and shape technology to suit their own needs and purposes.

How can technology become more democratized?

Creating technology to be more user-friendly is a good first step to democratized technology as it means more people are able to master the skills required to use it.