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New technology should not be the scapegoat in this issue, because there are various other reasons which lead to the disappearance of traditions. Firstly, while world is becoming more globalized, most people are chasing for identity from others, which makes them tend to be more similar rather than distinct. Secondly, certain outmoded customs indeed have already not harmonized with modern society. For example, some folk costume, which seems to be clumsy and unfashionable, cannot be dressed in public or daily life. Finally, governmental support on promoting traditions pales in comparison with other main public issues, and mass media is keen to focus on newly-born things.
Furthermore, conventional skills provide innovative ideas to the development of modern technologies. For example, sparkled by how the word “Love” is traditionally knitted into a sweater by some ethnic minority women in some parts of Asia, some business managers from textile industry have developed some production lines by applying the traditional skills to Computer-Aided Designs (CAD). The products have boosted the companies’ sales which in turn have increased their investment in preserving traditional skills for further developing their technologies.