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LAS 432 Week 1 DQ 1 Science and Technology

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Technological Revolutions the scientific test of a scientific theory is accepted by the community of men and women who are called scientists, does that mean that anything is acceptable as long as enough of the right people agree with it? Does that mean there is no such thing as scientific truth? How, if at all, does science differ from politics, art, or religion, in that case? --------------------------------------------------------------------

LAS 432 Week 1 DQ 2 Technological Revolutions

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Do you agree with the assertion that we are now living in a third great technological transformation called the Knowledge Revolution? Have computers truly changed our lives so much that we can call this a revolution like the Industrial Revolution of the 18th century?

The challenge of this question is that unless we know something about the earlier “revolutions”, Agricultural 10,000 years ago and Industrial 300 years ago, we aren’t in a place to make comparisons so you may need to have a little reading. Unfortunately Americans seem to have a tendency to feel that the "last great thing" is the greatest thing. We get very impressed with the "latest" technology. Nothing wrong with that unless it distorts your vision of what is really important in technology. You can't answer this question off the top of your head. You must know something about the Agricultural Revolution and the Industrial Revolution if you hope to respond constructively to the question --------------------------------------------------------------------

LAS 432 Week 1 Thesis Statement Hydraulic Fracturing

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LAS 432 Week 1-7 Complete Project

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LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 1 Technology and Determinism

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www.tutorialrank.com LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 1 Technology and Determinism Wajcman raises some interesting issues regarding gender and technology: the association of technology with masculinity, the role of women as consumers of technological products, and the new perspectives and opportunities that soft technologies, such as computers, have opened for women. Why do the soft technologies open more opportunities for women? To what extent have these technologies impacted the perceptions of men’s and women’s roles in the economy, within marriage, and in society as a whole?


There seems to be a tendency for us to think that technology is “neutral” as to social groups, women, older, Native Americans, the poor and so on. We need to examine this assumption carefully. Wajcman raises some interesting issues regarding gender and technology: the association of technology with masculinity, the role of women as consumers of technological products, and the new perspectives and opportunities that soft technologies, such as computers, have opened for women. Why do the soft technologies open more opportunities for women? To what extent have these technologies impacted the perceptions of men’s and women’s roles in the economy, within marriage, and in society as a whole? --------------------------------------------------------------------

LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 2 Technology and Social Change

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www.tutorialrank.com LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 2 Technology and Social Change In what way (or ways) is the current Knowledge Revolution a child of the industrial revolution? Is this a new revolution or simply an extension of the 18th-century revolution? Given the history, is it perhaps more appropriate to call the current revolution a Communications Revolution?


How important could the 18th century possibly be to our lives in the contemporary world? To answer this question you will need to know something about how the Industrial Revolution changed the world that Europeans lived in. Historians divide up the world history into neat categories: middle Ages, Bronze Age, Cold War etc. Unfortunately real life is a little more complicated and these breaks are helpful but more or less arbitrary. People who lived in these periods generally did not feel them the way we understand them in hindsight. This may affect the way you answer this question. --------------------------------------------------------------------

LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 1 Technology and Modern Culture

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www.tutorialrank.com LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 1 Technology and Modern Culture Winner says, “It is clear that in decades to come a great many things like telephone answer machines and automatic bank tellers will become, in effect, members of our society.� More recent technologies that could be included in Winner’s list include the smart phone, online banking, and online shopping. Winner suggests that we surrogate our responsibility to these technologies. Do you think Winner is right or wrong? Be sure to give reasons for your answer and include specific technologies to support your point.


You will frequently read me write in these discussions: TECHNOLOGY INFORMS CULTURE. One characteristic of an ordinary human life is that we rarely think about the culture in which we are embedded. So for us working for a wages seems normal. Choosing a mate seems normal. Talking on the phone seems normal. Yet in many cultures and our not long ago you would own your own farm not work for someone else, parents would chose your spouse, and talking face to face had no alternative for most people. Yet each one of these behaviors is very much a part of large complex system of social rules and expectations that affect our relationships to each other and are affected not only by cultural traditions but also by technology. Keep in mind the definition of technology as you respond to this question.Can we really surrogate our human responsibilities to a technology? What can it mean to have a technology take over a human responsibility? --------------------------------------------------------------------

LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 2 Engineering Our Future

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www.tutorialrank.com LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 2 Engineering Our Future A kind of genetic engineering happens in nature, with naturally occurring mutations and the dominance of certain strains. What is


different about today’s processes? What makes them potentially dangerous? What should we consider natural and what is artificial?

Genetically modified food is a hot topic. Most of us don’t know much about biology. It is very important in this question that you actually understand what is meant. Don’t assume you know, find scholarly information on line. Be clear. You often hear the term “natural” bandied about, it’s a really big marketing slogan for sure, but most of us have given little thought to what it means and the assumptions and implications involved in its use. We need facts and data, thoughtful arguments. You’ll need some idea about what genes and genetics are. It is also helpful to get some facts on how genetic

modifications in foods are used. – the purpose of genetic modifications. You’ll find a lot of material on line about this topic. But you need to select your sources carefully. Genetics is probably the single most important concept in biology today. --------------------------------------------------------------------

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LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 1 Technology and Art

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We normally think of the arts as very different from technologies in spite of the fact that art (with perhaps a few exceptions) is practiced with the help of technology. This practice creates interdependence between technology and art. To what extent does art respond to, or is shaped by, the technology that enables it? To what extent have advanced and accessible digital technologies, such as websites, digital photography, and YouTube, changed the relationship between art and technology? Are these technologies reshaping our attitudes toward artists?

A good question but to get to the heart of it you need to know something about the history of technology in art and artistic expression. The invention of writing changed story telling orally which was widely done before writing. New musical instruments like the piano changed music. Scholars observe that the invention of the camera changed painting and so on. Electric and electronic recording completely changed music and how it was consumed. Check out some of the historical changes in the arts to get a handle on this issue in discussing more recent technologies. --------------------------------------------------------------------

LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 2 Digital Technologies

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LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 2 Digital Technologies With the introduction of computer-generated animated films (CGI), there has been much discussion of the impact on the movie industry. For example, illustrators need to have different skill sets. Have story lines and musical scores changed in these films? What impact does the emphasis on special effects have on plot and character development?

We tend to think that technology does not affect the quality of art. Just must make it better…isn’t that what technology is supposed to do? We also have a blind spot in our self-focus assuming that our “new” technology is the “best” technology. ..much better at least than “older” technologies. These are assumptions we need to examine. If you have a big appetite for movies and see a lot of them, it will help you in this question. To answer effectively you'll need to know something about animation before computer generation. Ever see the Disney film Snow White(1937)? The 1933 Frankenstein? This question is really about the aesthetics of film, a perspective most of us don't explicitly use in evaluating film for our friends (you’ll need to know what aesthetics is). But this question is about the quality of film and the effects of technology on it. To handle this effectively we need to think about the elements of what makes a film. Try these web sites for some background: --------------------------------------------------------------------

LAS 432 Week 5 DQ 1 The Politics of Technology


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www.tutorialrank.com LAS 432 Week 5 DQ 1 The Politics of Technology Superior expertise about how technologies work does not guarantee superior judgment about how they should be used, regulated, or governed. As technology becomes more sophisticated, how can citizens and political leaders judge and understand whether a given technology offers great perils or great promises? When great technological projects, such as venturing farther into the galaxy or developing new lifeextending medicines, are proposed, how should government officials make decisions about how tax dollars should be spent?

Think of birth control pills, an Olympic runner in a race with artificial legs, video technology that can now pry into our private lives on the street. Electric and electronic technologies that drain our power grid. Cars crowding streets and poisoning the air and changing the international dynamic due to the importance of oil. Life extension medical technologies that have the effect of rising our medical costs as more seriously ill people more old people are living longer often with a low quality of life. There was little government involvement in technology issues and developments in the past but now we are beset by a host of questions produced by more and more technological innovation. Environmental issues are rising to the forefront and suggested remedies for the prevention of ruining our environment have price tags in the billions and trillions. How should governments deal with these

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