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Lecture Notes - decided now • Allowing the free flow of...

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Intro 3 Views 1. Skeptical o Computers are (or are about to be) destroying human skills and  relationships o We are becoming (or will be) dependent on technologies which we  neither like nor understand 2. Optimistic o More information and knowledge will be available to all o Greater access by more people enhances democracy 3. Social Issues Information overload o Technological solutions? The information rich and the information poor New social groupings? o Nation states o Multinational organizations o By interests o By attitude Is there a threat to existing power structures? This depends on a wide range of constraints – some of them are being 
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Unformatted text preview: decided now. • Allowing the free flow of info is a threat to those who hold power by controlling that flow • Many organizations would like to control the flow of info • We probably approve of motives such as reducing crime, and preventing the circulation of pedophiliac material • We might not approve of the suppression of criticism of governments, particularly if those governments merit criticism. ← History of Computers • Modern Marvels Movie ← Education Instructor vs. Student Perspectives ← Does the internet expedite education? ←...
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