When you think of a narrative, one of the first things that comes to mind is literature, and indeed, the written word is one of the most widely utilized means of narration. As is the emphasis on our class, though, the narrative can be spread through a variety of non-traditional mediums. A narrative is simply the telling of a story. While the way in which the story is told can affect how much of the narration we absorb or how quickly, overall the message should be able to be translated into any sort of format. Whether the format is pre-historic cave paintings or an internet forum, the basic notion of the narrative remains unchanged.
Technology, much like the idea of the narrative, can come in virtually any shape. Technology is such a part of our lives that we take for granted, as we are constantly using it, perhaps without even realizing. For myself, the definition of technology would be any sort of tool that allows us to accomplish a task easier than it would be without it. If we go by this very basic definition, then even things like the key to your car could be considered a technological advancement. Maybe some of you have seen the old-timey cars that required the engine to be hand-cranked before starting. The key is definitely leaps and bounds beyond that process. Sure, you could pop off the panelling around the steering wheel and find a way to complete the circuit (this doesn't work on newer, push-button ignition cars, by the way), but that's the long way of doing it. The key is the short way, and thus earns the name of 'technology'.
As we become more technologically advanced as a people, we will begin to see more and more usage of technology as a means of telling a story. The radio dramas of old have been replaced by television shows that have been replaced by YouTube. We are at a point now where it's quite easy for anyone to capture their story, be it in print or in video, and disseminate it quickly to the masses. While the base concept of what story telling is remains the same, it is the evolution of technology that has allowed it to flourish, due in no small part to easier and farther-reaching methods of distribution. This relationship creates a sort of reliance upon technology for the narrative to flourish, which in turn creates the need for such technologies.
I hope I answered that well enough without being too long-winded, or else this is going to be a long semester.