Please read Chapter Two of Society and Technological Change: Winners and Losers: The Differential Effects of Technological Change.
Once complete, please reflect upon, and craft a response to the following: (this is a two part discussion)
Technological advancement has often undermined established business and economic models. Most recently, the rise of internet-based e-commerce businesses has destroyed numerous brick-and-mortar retail firms, and continues to threaten others. Can you think of other business enterprises that the internet may damage or even destroy?
Should anything be done to prevent this from happening? Is the overall positive effect greater than the negative? Should anything be done to support those displaced by technological advancement?
Please allow for sufficient time in reflecting upon these questions. Craft your response and provide narratives to support.
These discussions will begin the process of thinking and reflecting upon technology in both a critical and analytical manner. Begin to look beyond the ideas of good vs evil, right vs wrong, and begin to consider the construct and nature, the system and process, of technology
Text book: Volti, Rudi. Society and Technological Change, 8th ed. Worth (2017).