Technological imperative can be defined as an implication that technological advancements although beneficial are unstoppable since their progress is irreversible, inevitable and unavoidable (Dewar, 2010). This can further be explained as the notion people have that a certain technology must be done.
According to Pacey, technological imperative can be defined as “the lure of always pushing toward the greatest feat of technical performance or complexity which is currently available” (1983, p. 79). Because of technological imperative people are seen to be serving the requirements in a technological system for it shapes their principles. Due to technology, the medical environment such as AIDS, drug-exposed infants among others has been changing and this affects the ability to deal with the escalating costs in medical care.