Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - Lecture8:Alternative/AppropriateTechnologies...

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Lecture 8: Alternative/Appropriate Technologies ONE: Definitions a) Alternative(intermediate) Technology Technologies that included both indigenous experience and modern concepts. Use  technology in novel ways. b) Appropriate Technology Use existing technologies that are suitable for local conditions; change/modify  technologies as conditions change Technological blending - Combination of old and new technologies - Apply technologies to market oriented, small scale activities Appropriate Technology: car size; energy sources Technological Blending Used in country development Cell Phone in Africa c) Developing countries Developing countries - Definition changes - based on economic / social/ political indicators - face pressing problems  of quality of life that technology has ability to solve. TWO: Technological Transfer a) Within a country or between countries of equal levels of development. Transfer of technology from military to civilian use: Internet, aviation, etc
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course STV 100 taught by Professor Campbell during the Fall '08 term at Waterloo.

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