The textbook for the class is Teich, A. H. (2012). Technology and the future. New York: Wadsworth
The following module concerns the importance of technology in human affairs. At the end of this lesson the student should be able to illustrate the differences between science and technology, and how technology is used to to transform raw material and resources into products using specialized machine tools and the factory system. The student should also be able to illustrate some of the consequences that could result from technological development. Please open this folder to find your assignment, additional readings, grading rubrics, and submission details. Note, you may need to scroll down a bit within this folder to see any additional material contained within the folder.
Students must develop the ability to assess the implementation technology has on society including its social, cultural, and environmental consequences. Future graduates need to assess technology as part of their job related duties in business, industry, government, or as private citizens. Technology is constantly assessed in an attempt to determine its overall value in meeting human needs, wants, and desires. The introduction of new technology has costs and benefits that can result in anticipated and unanticipated consequences for society. It is often the role of individuals to determine if a technology should be adopted and fostered in society. As you complete this dialogue aid sheet, please use complete sentences, and provide more than just a sentence or two. For most of the topics being addressed in the readings, you will need to develop several paragraphs or more for each section on this sheet to fully illustrate your ideas. Please check your spelling and grammar before submitting these for grading.
Question 1. Identify three basic, yet major concepts which were dealt with in this reading:
Question 2. What do you believe to be the most insightful idea in this reading?
Question 3. What do you believe to be the greatest weakness in this selection?
Question 4. What are the ethical issues and perspectives that are associated with this technology?
Question 5. What are the social, cultural, or environmental issues associated with this technology?
The chapter regarding above questions is enclosed here: