Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st  Century and Beyond PART I: History of Technology
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st  Century and Beyond <ul><li>The Great Leap Forward   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wh...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st  Century and Beyond <ul><li>“ George”   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AKA- Homo Habil...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st  Century and Beyond <ul><li>“ NEW GEORGE”   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>His life be...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21st Century and Beyond <ul><li>Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones . . . </li></u...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21st Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Energy   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun, ...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21st Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Ecology   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st  Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Climatology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st  Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Ethics   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wha...
Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st  Century and Beyond <ul><li>Conclusion…………   </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st Century and Beyond PART I: History of Technology
  2. 2. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st Century and Beyond <ul><li>The Great Leap Forward </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When do we become human? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homo Sapiens? Homo Erectus? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When do we acquire human characteristics? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Domesticated animals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Farming techniques </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metallurgy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What happened and when? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did technology have anything to do with it? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st Century and Beyond <ul><li>“ George” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AKA- Homo Habilis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hunter/Gatherer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subsistence existence </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes the hunter… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes the hunted… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How does he change into the dominant hunter? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is it technology? Is it the use of technology? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st Century and Beyond <ul><li>“ NEW GEORGE” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>His life before technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bare survival! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His life with technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drawbacks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the “New George”… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a better or more complicated world? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21st Century and Beyond <ul><li>Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones . . . </li></ul><ul><li>. . . But Bronze and Iron Can Create a Civilization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paleolithic Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies of the Homo Sapiens </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mesolithic Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tools adapt to climate/environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neolithic Age? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21st Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Energy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun, Wood, Wind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Renewable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plentiful? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coal, Oil, Nuclear Power </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Costs (Economic, Political, Social)? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21st Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Ecology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Ecology? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study of the distribution and abundance of living organisms and how they’re affected by the environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s an Ecologist? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aristotle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humboldt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Darwin </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The global importance of Ecology </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Climatology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The study of climates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edmund Halley </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sunspot and Solar System research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wladkmir Koppen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Koppen Climate System </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Milutin Milankovic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Milankovitch Cycles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ice Age Theory </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st Century and Beyond <ul><li>The History of Ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The study and evaluation of human conduct in light of moral principles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hard part: who sets those moral principles? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Socrates? Aristotle? Plato? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First real inquiry: Motivation is the key </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rousseau: Conscience should be our guide </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mill and Locke: Ethics the result of experience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics and technology? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>End justifies the means dilemma? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Technology and Society: Issues for the 21 st Century and Beyond <ul><li>Conclusion………… </li></ul>

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