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Tenner – Ever Since Frankenstein IAH 206 Sept. 8, 2008
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Reminder The question we are in the process of trying to answer is this: What should our attitude be towards technology? Techno-optimist, techno-pessimist, techno-realist. Clicker question: Currently, which view do you endorse? a. Techno-optimism b. Techno-pessimism c. Techno-realism d. None of the above
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What is technology? We must know the difference between technology and nontech. in order to assess the interplay between technology, society, and the self Technologies are not just ARTIFACTS, i.e. human made objects .
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What is technology? A comprehensive definition of TECHNOLOGY: “the organization of knowledge, people, and things to accomplish specific practical goals” (Morton Winston, ‘Children of Invention’) On this definition, many technologies are systems of elements working together, e.g. the interstate roadway system, the power grid, Michigan State University, the U.S. government
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The elements of technological systems Take for example Michigan State University. Its elements include: 1. Resources and materials
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2008 for the course IAH 206 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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