TECHNOLOGYWorld State vs. Real WorldMichael Cho Stella Koo Jennifer Suh A block
What is the role oftechnology in daily life?
“Technology had given us ease & leisure reducinghuman efforts and increasing the quality & quantityhaving high mechanical advantages it has becomeneed of the industrialist to cope up with the rest of theworlds markets we have actually become so muchdependent this technology that we cant even think tolive without technology.Technology provides us withsafety security ease of access speedytransportation emails and every possible thing,the sayingthat necessity is the mother of invention is right andexcellence in that invention is by technology.” (ByMuhammad Hamza Shahid)
Despite social issues surrounding the idea of computersreplacing humans, many people would agree that if a jobis taken over by a machine that is incapable ofindependent thought, the job is not suitable for ahuman being who have the ability to do so. Technologyhelps eradicate useless jobs and decreaseslabor costs, but it also creates new jobs.Also,technology is used to enhance human beingsphysically and intellectually. (By http://www.bookrags.com/essay-2005/6/1/0125/75136)
“The return to civilizationwas for her the return tosoma... Soma played none ofthese unpleasant tricks(Chapter 11/ pg.154)
“Stability. No civilization without socialstability. The primal and the ultimate need.Stability. Hence all this” (Chapter 3/pg 42)
“My good boy! Can’t you see? Bokanovsky’s process is one of themajor instruments of social stability” (Chapter 1/pg.7)
To what extent can Science/Technology manipulate a human?
“Nothing like oxygen-shortage for keeping an embryo below par” (p.14)
“They’ll grow up with what the psychologists used to call an ‘instinctive’hatred of books and ﬂowers. Reﬂexes unalterably conditioned” (p.22)
“[Eugenics] combined elements of social Darwinism with theMendelian theory of heredity. Its advocates pushed forperfecting the human ‘gene pool’ by inﬂuencing thereproductive process”
“Some people feel that the human genome issue will leadto a choice in the creation of children. Ultimately, peoplemay be able to choose the sex, height, intelligence or majorcharacteristics of their child before he or she isborn.” (Lanae)
Comparison would u give all this up for that? life is carefree would life like that too worthy? easy? would u accept it or not? Is it
human experimentation is observationalexperiment conducted on human subject
human experimentation viewed in different waysworld state(BNW): society: not acceptable acceptable
plastic surgerycancer cure (clinicaltrial)
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