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through the Internet Saves time Saves energy (telecommuting) Creates learning communities Cons Computers are outdated so fast that old computers are adding a tremendous amount of toxic waste to our environment (landfills) Crimes can be committed much easier (identity theft)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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