Throughout history technology has been the driving force of anthropogenic change. Technology is an enabler rather than a result.
And this is way we have so many problems. Technology is just one dimension of transformation. Without changes in legislation, organization, processes, concepts, and (by far the most important and therefore most difficult to affect) culture, the realization of the full potential for change cannot be achieved, especially with just technology.
Technology is the enabler for change in all of the above dimensions.
Computers will make more direct forms of democracy practical. The US democratic republic is only 200 years old, and IMO does not stand a chance at surviving the singularity(assuming computers follow Moores law unto technological oblivion)
Internet 2.0 ie, youtube, twitter, wikipedia, facebook, etc have done more to change the rate of sociological development in the past 5 years than many of the inventions of the past millennia.
-Legislation contains the rules by which one must play.
Not necessarily, you are discounting revolution, civil war, and possible mass enlightenment that could occur from singularity class social events.
Organization is who is responsible for what to whom.
Changing dramatically due to technology, ie cell phone text donations during haiti disaster, internet bloggers swinging government decisions(polywell), etc.
Process is who does what how.
Processes are changing exponentially due to recent technology ie, 3d printers, 100% automated manufacturing, and god forbid nanotech...
-Technology is what is used to do what by whom to do what for what purpose by what rules operating in what structure... (I just wanted to see how many times I could use the word what.)
See how many defining terms you had to use to understand technology, that shows how it is the web that binds culture. Without tools/technology language would not have developed, pack hunting would be impracticable for lack of method to take down big game, and human would not have developed a society/culture at all. If you asked an anthropologist, which came first tool usage/technology or homo sapiens sapiens, the answer is technology/tools. (my wife is an anthropology major, so I actually got to do that, lol)
-Culture is the mindset that binds the other dimensions together and empowers the people doing all this to fill in the gaps to best achieve what is hoped for in the concepts. Most importantly, it is what drives one to look for better ways (through the all the dimensions of transformation) to achieve the goal, what (again!) ever that might be. National Security, Economic growth, civil rights, sustainability, etc.
Culture empowers people through tools, not vice versa. Without the technology of writing and language in general culture would never have developed. So to predict the future, look at the technology and what its implications are. Tesla is my inspiration for this methodology. He had very little cultural and social knowledge/skills, yet he was able to predict with accuracy many future technologies and their implications.