HW10

HW due Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017       Information, Computing and the Future

Directions: This course is being used as part of the department's accreditation renewal effort. We would like students to be able to think about technology's impacts. Please answer the questions thoughtfully, but concisely (that is, briefly).


Your name:___________________

1. For the technological topic of your choice, say what it is, give a present-day impact on individuals, and your opinion about whether it is good, bad, or whatever you think.



2. For the technological topic of 1 above, give five more present-day impacts on individuals. One of the five should relate to your career path. For each, give a good reason why the impact exists.

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3. For each of the 6 impacts of questions 1 and 2, extend to past impacts and one possible future impact. Conciseness is acceptable...no need to write a book about this.

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4. For each of the 6 impacts, give a second alternative possible future impact on individuals.

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5. For the technological topic of your choice, give a present-day impact on an organization, such as business, government or others, and your opinion.

6. Give 5 more present-day impacts on organizations. Of these 5 and the 1 you just discussed above, at least one impact should relate to business, one to government, and one to some other type of organization. For each of the 5, give at least one good reason.
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7. For each of the 6 impacts of questions 5 and 6, extend to past impacts and one possible future impact. Conciseness is acceptable...no need to write a book about this.

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8. For each of the 6 impacts, give a second alternative possible future impact on organizations.

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9. For the technological topic of your choice, give a present-day impact on society, and your opinion.


10. Give 5 more present-day impacts on society. For each of the 5, give at least one good reason.
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11. For each of the 6 impacts of questions 9 and 10, extend to past impacts and one possible future impact on society. Conciseness is acceptable...no need to write a book about this.

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12. For each of the 6 impacts, give a second alternative possible future impact on society.

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