Technology and Society - Modified January 2008

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Unformatted text preview: Technology, Information, And Society And An Introduction To The An Impact Of Technology (And Information) On Societal Fabric The Plan The 3 Great Moments In Human History Technology: Progression and Shock A Lesson From History: The Automobile The Current Example: IT Final Thoughts (and Homework) Questions and Answers 3 Great Moments In Human History Great First wave – Agrarian Revolution • Wealth is the land (exhaustible/exclusive) Second wave – Industrial Revolution • Wealth is the land, labor, and capital (diminished/exclusive) • Centralization and standardization (massification) Third wave – Information Revolution • • • Wealth is the knowledge (non-exhaustible/non-exclusive) Demassification What you have isn’t nearly as important as what you know Technology: Progression And Shock Technology: Future Shock – Alvin Toffler (1970) 0 – 1750 AD 1750 1750 – 1890 AD 1750 1900 – 1950 AD 1900 Tech Knowledge 2x Tech Tech Knowledge 2x Tech Tech Knowledge 2x Tech In last 50 years, there’s been more technological In progression than in the previous 10,000 years progression Technology: Progression And Shock Technology: Turn of The Century (Toffler’s FS Gen) • • • • • • • • Horse and Buggy / Foot / Bicycle Automobile Airplane / Train Mass Transit Jet Space Flight Shuttles Space Stations Technology: Progression And Shock Technology: July 20, 1969 – where were you? Technology: Progression And Shock Technology: April 12, 1981 – where were you? Technology: Progression And Shock Technology: January 28, 1986 February 1, 2003 Where were you? Technology: Progression And Shock Technology: 0 – 1750 AD 1750 1750 – 1890 AD 1750 1900 – 1950 AD 1900 Tech Knowledge 2x Tech Tech Knowledge 2x Tech Tech Knowledge 2x Tech In last 50 years, there’s been more technological In progression than in the previous 10,000 years progression "At the rate at which knowledge is growing, by the time the "At child born today [~1970] graduates from college, the amount of knowledge in the world will be four times as great. By the time that same child is fifty years old, it will be thirty-two times as great, and 97 percent of everything known in world will have been learned since the time he was born." - Dr. Robert Hilliard, Former FCC Educational Broadcasting Specialist Dr. Technology: Progression And Shock Technology: Who is the true Future Shock generation? A Lesson From History: The Automobile The Americans measure distance in minutes, not Americans miles miles Isolated wasteland becomes choice property Swelled the duties and fees of village Swelled constables constables Enriched the American vocabulary with words Enriched like “flivver,” “skid,” and “jaywalker) like Captured American hearts, imaginations, and Captured pocketbooks pocketbooks Written in 1923 A Lesson From History: The Automobile The Today it serves as a status symbol A mini “home away from home” Extended sense of privacy Emigration to the suburbs (social mobility) Altered cities into undefined metro areas Spawned numerous support and complementary Spawned industries industries Destroyed the notion that a major purchase had to be a Destroyed permanent commitment (in 1970 3 ½ year owner) and … permanent Contributed greatly to the idea of a “disposable” society The Current Example: IT The Blurring the lines of home and work life Changing the image of community Demassification Blurring lines between producer and consumer Blurring and changing the old world view of the “shopping experience” “shopping Shifting product to service Changing images on property Business philosophy – 5Ms + I Business Final Thoughts (And Homework) (And The Human Factor “Excitement so thick --- you could cut it with a knife Technology, high --- on the leading edge of life” Technology, (Countdown, Rush 1982) Homework • Interaction / Dependency Interaction Questions And Answers Questions ...
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