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  • Nature In Reference To Technology
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    Technology and its dangerous effects on nature and human life as perceived in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and William Gibson's Neuromancer Science fiction is the search for a definition of man and his status in the universe which will stand on our advanced but confused state of knowledge (science) 1 At first glance this topic could seem rather irrelevant having in mind that the two works are separated by more than a century. During this lapse of time, humanity has witnessed profound changes at a...
  • Technology
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    To say technology is a function of history or vice versa, one runs immediately into a problem of endogenatity. Irrespective of time, technology pervades culture (even the most primitive) and it is difficult if not impossible to claim that one directly affects the other. From the discovery of fire to the advent of space travel, technology profoundly impresses the world around it, for better of worse. Most recently, society has chosen to fixate mostly on technology negative aspects, not because of...
  • Technological Conquest Man And Nature
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    Does Technology Help Us To Live More Rewarding And Meaningful Lives? Name: Howard RennisCourse: Philosophy 1 D 03 E T.A. : David Rondel Student number Assignment number: 2 Word count: 1679 Date: March 30, 2005 "Technology might be described as a further step in applied science by means of the improvement of instruments"{4}. Technology was developed initially to conquer / subdue the environment (non-human nature) as a means of allowing man to live a more comfortable life. Technological developmen...
  • Knowledge Of A Technological Nature
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    Summary of The Whale and the Reactor by Langdon Winner (pp. ix-39, 99-200). Winner states implicitly that he wishes to add his book to a surprisingly short list of works that can be characterized as 'philosophy of technology' (which includes Marx and Heidegger). His book will deal primarily with the political and social aspects of this philosophy, pertinent since as he notes the world is changing because of tech., no longer comprised of national entities -- a global economy, etc. In this context...
  • Technology And Nature
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    Forbidden Planet Comparison to Shakespeare's The Tempest On first glance, Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many other works relating to technology, nature, or both. One of the most obvious parallels is, of course, to Shakespeare's The Tempest, the story of a man stranded on an island which he has single-handed ly brought under his control through the use of magic. Indeed, the characters, plot, and lesson of Forbidden Planet mirror almost exactly those of The Tempest, with the exce...
  • Biological Justification For Traditional Heterosexual Gender Identities
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    Of Androids and Fossils: (Re) Producing Sexual Identity in Blade Runner and Jurassic Park With the shift from industrial to postindustrial capitalism, our culture has become increasingly concerned with the problem of how to represent subjects in a world. Traditionally, dominant conceptions of the subject have relied on Western metaphysics; naturalized monolithic categories arranged in hierarchic binary oppositions: male / female, human / machine, subject / object, etc. In this system, the discou...
  • Human Nature And Disney's Technological Nature
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    Disney Techno-Nature Like most Disney material, nature themes were incorporated into the earliest parks, including Adventure land, Frontier land, Nature's Wonderland, and the newest, Animal Kingdom. Disney carefully edited these "natural" settings that show the less wild side of the wilderness. However, how does the tourist comprehend the illusions? How are the plants and animals adapting to reflect the illusion, and how are they accented by the interactions with both human nature and Disney's t...
  • Base For Technocracy
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    To answer this question one must first understand that every politico-economic ideology, like every religious belief, proclaims that it has the one true doctrine and that all others are entirely different or at opposite ends. In most instances individuals join in voluntary association to act upon those opinions, ideas or beliefs which they hold in common. These opinions, ideas or beliefs may or may not be based on facts and hence most end with disastrous results. However once ideas have crystall...
  • Technology
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    Nature vs. Technology The ideas expressed in Michel Montaigne's "On Cannibalism" are still greatly valid in today's society. Technology has made life easier, and as the saying goes, "The more you have, the more you " ll want". We are a fast-paced society that does not give much thought to the world around us. Not only do we not seem to notice the beauty of nature, but we have started destroying it without a second thought. I am living in a society that does not place great emphasis on the marvel...
  • Science And Technology
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    Technology is the systematic study of techniques for making and doing things; science is the systematic attempt to understand and interpret the world. While technology is concerned with the fabrication and use of artifacts, science is devoted to the more conceptual enterprise of understanding the environment, and it depends upon the comparatively sophisticated skills of literacy and numeracy. Such skills became available only with the emergence of the great world civilizations, so that it is pos...
  • Balance Between Technology And Nature
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    Balance: We Are Codependent Humans have never lead lives purely connected to nature. We have always integrated forms of technology into our daily routines to either aid in tasks or provide alternative recreational activities. Though we choose to take paths to break away from our bonds with technology, humans will never be able to sustain the advancement of the society without interacting with technology. Carolyn Guyer states that "the simple thing to realize is that there is a balance between te...
  • Technological Advances
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    "Of course, it's illegal to discriminate- "geno ism" it's called- but no-one takes the laws seriously" Vincent Freeman is known as a faith birth, a godchild, a de-gene-erate but worst of all, an in-valid. From the day he was born, Vincent was discriminated against. The film Gattaca is set in the not-to-distant future yet the technological advances have already allowed a whole new form of prejudice. While technology has greatly advanced, it seems that we as humans have not. Gattaca shows that man...
  • Things Shape Technology And Human Beings
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    Jonathan Gey mont Society & Technology September 9, 2002 In the first chapter of Technically Speaking the emphases were mostly put towards technological literacy, which is the basic understanding of nature and history of technology. Technological literacy is said to provide citizens with the tools needed to interact in the world today and years to come. Technology is the process which humans modify nature to meet their needs and wants. Technology is also a combined product of engineering and sci...

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