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  • Use By Shelley Of The Modern Prometheus
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    Frankenstein: Technology In Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research... Shelley's novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today. Learn from me... at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and h...
  • Overlords And Overmind
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    Two Paths Diverge In Human Progress An Interpretive Paper on Childhood's End Can man go any further without assistance This is the underlying question in the book Childhood's End. From the very start we are introduced to the Overlords who have come to earth in order to save man from self-destruction. Childhood's End is of human progress. In some way or other man journeys to contact with the unknown, and comes face to face simultaneously with the possibility of transcendence and the limits of his...
  • Science And Technology
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    Advancement of Technology and Science and Its Influence On Science Fiction Novels The rapid pace of technology and the advancement of scientific understanding in the past one hundred years are at the backbone for the distinctly twentieth century genre -- science fiction. Such rapid advancement in these fields of technology have opened up literally worlds of possibilities for the future. One hundred years ago the possibility of simply flying from city to city may have seemed nothing more than a d...
  • Impact Of Science On Society
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    In the grim days of the Cold War, with the threat of global nuclear war hanging over us, who could have imagined that Communism would undergo a total collapse, that the Soviet Union would disintegrate, and that Russia would rapidly become a poor country controlled by gangsters. Our world now has an immediacy of contact never experienced before. Technology has brought all of humanity together, and nearly everything can be watched live-war in the Middle East, ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, and people...
  • Science In Order For Things
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    Science is a method of understanding how things work. It is important because we need science in order for things to work and to develop new technology that is used in every day life. It is personally important to me because I really want to become a vet when I get older and I would need to do really well in science. Even though science isn't exactly my best subject, I am willing to put in the hard work and determination so I may eventually get better and learn what I need to know. Science affec...
  • Embassy Of Sweden's Science And Technology Office
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    History, Science and Technology, Justice, and Environmental Issues of Sweden During the seventh and eighth centuries, the Swedes were merchant seamen well known for their trade. In the ninth century, Nordic Vikings raided and ravaged the European Continent as far as the Black and Caspian Seas. During the 11th and 12th centuries, Sweden slowly became a united Christian kingdom that later included Finland. Queen Margaret of Denmark united all the Nordic lands in the 'Kalmar Union' in 1397. Frequen...
  • Scientology Places On The E Meter
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    Technology "The E-Meter sees all, knows all. It is never wrong". -L. Ron Hubbard, Electro psychometric Auditing Operator's Manual, 1953.78 The Hubbard Electro-psychrometer, or E-Meter, has become an indispensable part of Scientology. The E-meter is a device which measures the changes in electrical conductivity of the skin that occur at moments of even slight excitement or emotional stress. 79 It is similar to the machine used in giving lie detector tests. The rather crude device consists of two ...
  • Modern Science With Its Medical Technologies
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    Why is Modern Science Nihilistic What is nihilism Nihilism comes from the Latin root for nothing. Nihilism represents a belief that existence is senseless and useless. It also refers to sacrifice of meaningful existence defined by spiritual values, struggle and pain, in favor of pleasurable, comfortable and secure life. Post-modern writers such as Updike, Nietzsche and Heidegger argue that modern society is nihilistic. These writers claim that since modern science causes nihilism by destroying h...
  • Science As Being
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    Are You A Man or A Monkey A Disturbing Movement of Anti-Intellectualism in America Its more valuable to see with the eye in ones heart, rather than see with the eye in ones head. The epic crusade of science and technology versus theology, both religions of sorts dating back in time more years than any of us can begin to comprehend. Maybe that is why, as a whole, we have such a difficult time discerning between the two, or rather, why we fail to see clearly the true meaning that lies behind the p...
  • Technology Being The Villain In His Writing
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    Outline Thesis: Technology is the villain in Kurt Vonneguts works because of his hatred of corporate insensitivity and his awareness of the destructive social impact of science and technology. I. Kurt Vonnegut has a great awareness of the destructive social impact of science and technology. A. Contraptions that Vonnegut calls social transplants replace contact with the awful real relatives and friends with synthetic ones. 1. Computers minimize human contact even better than TVs and CD players wi...
  • Feminist Critique Of Science And Technology
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    What has feminism contributed to the analysis of science and technology, and in what way is Donna Haraway's concept of the cyborg part of a feminist critique of science and technology? Introduction A feminist critique of science and technology springs out from the Foucauldian insights of the intimate relations between knowledge and power. Knowing the world is, through naming it, a way to control it, and it has real effects of oppression and control. Representations work on the represented, and t...
  • Implementation Of Surveillance Technologies
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    As a direct result of the September 11 terrorist attacks, both government and law enforcement officials have implemented surveillance technologies designed to deter future terrorist attacks. Officials continue to scrutinize whether the implementation of these technologies will in fact prevent another national tragedy. As a nation, we are now faced with the reality of having to sacrifice individual rights and liberties to facilitate the Government's use of surveillance technologies. Proponents of...
  • People Science And Technology
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    Repeatedly, it is also heard that we are so dependent on Science and Technology that we who create it are nothing but mere puppets. How can we be the slaves of this great resource? In fact, it would not be wrong to term Science as a friend of Humanity. This faithful friend has come through many a times. We have reaped innumerable benefits out of this friendship. In return, the sacrifices we had to make constituted just a small price in return. This price can be termed as a small token of appreci...
  • Francis Bacon And Jonathan Swift Writing
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    Through out the years of human existence there have always been issues that come from the study of science and technology. The human race has to make important decision about these issues. The ways these decisions have been made through the years has varied. The two English writers, Francis Bacon and Jonathan Swift, discussed some of these issues. Bacon's approach to discussing these problems was through a very structured method. He did this in his essay Ovum Organism where he describes the four...
  • Curator Of The Science Fiction Experience
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    Clarke's Three Laws The context of Arthur C. Clarke's third law can best be analysed in the context of his first and second and then to look at the impact of his words in a popular context. To take a cynic's approach, maybe Arthur C. Clarke should have written his third law as follows; "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic to those unfamiliar with that technology", as Dewdney has said. Especially with his argument of there are many examples, throughout history, of...

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