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555401 Session11 sem2

  1. 1. Technology, Health & Environment<br />555401 semester 2 – 2010<br />Learning session 11<br />Stanley Frielick<br />Director of Learning & Teaching - AUT<br />
  2. 2. Breakthrough 1The dawn of (hu)man<br />Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969)<br />
  3. 3. At a certain stage in evolution technology appears<br />Is this invention or ‘divine intervention’ ?<br />Technology: <br />Creation / destruction<br />Life / death<br />Good / evil<br />Symbiosis or co-evolution between humans and technology<br />Where is this co-evolution heading ?<br />
  4. 4. Are computers alive ? “Dave – I’m afraid”<br />2001: A Space Odyssey (Dave disconnects the computer HAL)<br />
  5. 5. Can humans create non-human forms of life / intelligence ?<br />Will artificial intelligence (AI) someday be smarter than human intelligence ?<br />History of AI:<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_artificial_intelligence<br />Google’s self-driving cars<br />HOBIHA scenario (Ch. 10 of textbook).<br />
  6. 6. Main themes of ch. 10<br />The technological future<br />Genetic information technology<br />E-health (Information and communications technology in health)<br />Tissue engineering and stem cell research<br />The Aotearoa/New Zealand context<br />Implications for society and public health <br />
  7. 7. Questions for discussion<br />In your wiki groups (as much as possible) discuss:<br />1. How would the technological advances outlined in this chapter (ch 10) directly impact on your experience of healthcare to date? <br />2. How are these developments likely to impact on your planned career?<br />
  8. 8. 2010 breakthroughs<br />BP oil spillhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill<br />J Craig Venter – first artificial cell<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOPkECdzTY0&feature=related<br />Hans Keirstead – stem cells for spinal cord<br />http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6948484n<br />Google breaking news links<br />
  9. 9. Understanding our current predicament<br />Gregory Bateson: <br />“The roots of ecological crisis” <br />Bateson documentaryAn Ecology of Mind<br />Kevin Kelly – What does technology want ?<br />

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