Appropriate Technology I

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MMGT 1012 Appropriate Technology Part I
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Appropriate Technology Defined A technology that solves social problems without many adverse negative effects.
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Are computers appropriate technology? Pros Allows free communication through the Internet Saves time Saves energy (telecommuting) Creates learning communities Cons Computers are outdated so fast that old computers are adding a tremendous amount of toxic waste to our environment (landfills) Crimes can be committed much easier (identity theft) Children's exposure to inappropriate people or items.
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What are some of the key issues when determining if a technology is appropriate during technology transfer? The need for the technology The business environment to support the technology How the technology is transferred & operated
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Unformatted text preview: • Negative side-effects of the technology • The effects of the technology on culture, politics & society What are some renewable energy sources? • Solar (thermal) • Solar (photovoltaic) • Wind • Biomass (wood, biogas & ethanol) • Ocean (wave, thermal & tidal) • Hydroelectric • Geothermal • Which two are used the most? – Hydroelectric – Biomass What are some of the disadvantages of renewable energy? • May occupy a great amount of space for the amount of energy produced (solar farm) • Intermittent (not always available) • Storage of energy due to intermittent production is very inefficient (20% loss) Watch Energy Sources • http://www.teachersdomain.org/app/search/run – ID (tollison) – Password (88**)...
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