One controversial theory of technology puts forth the idea that some technical things, or artifacts, have
Put another way: oftentimes, introducing new technologies into different cultures require their people to adapt or change their lifestyles, including the sphere of life we might call the political (that is, how and where they work, how they think, how they live, how they form organizations and institutions, etc.).
For this assignment, consider whether or not some technology (of your choice)
In your write up, be sure to:
1. Describe the relevant factual details of the case you will be discussing (i.e., the technology, where it was first developed, how people are using it in another country, etc.).
2. Take a position on whether or not the technology possesses
3. Take a position on whether or not it was ethical to introduce the technology into the country you chose.
4. Give an argument for how you reached your conclusions and defend your position appealing to the theories of technology discussed in class and readings.
Please do not use GMOs, Uber/Lyft (
Write an essay that addresses the questions above. When you respond to these questions, you should be specific and cite specific details from the readings, class lectures, and your own research. You may provide references
Higher credit will be given for responses that show evidence of a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the topics involved.
You are encouraged to review the rubric for this assignment and make sure that you answer each question in detail and with specifics.
Correct use of English is a fundamental requirement for your papers to be graded. If errors in English make it difficult for a grader to understand your sentences, or excessively slow down the grader to mark your technical errors, your paper will be returned to you for further work on its English, and your grade for the paper will be deferred until it is resubmitted with corrected English. If your assignment is returned for an excessive number of grammatical errors, you will be allowed to rewrite and resubmit it within two weeks of the original return date. If not resubmitted by the date set by your instructor, you will receive a zero (0) for the writing assignment.
Standard font, preferably Arial in either 11pt or 12pt.
MLA, APA, or any other format is acceptable provided that it is consistent through the entire paper. Please, no cover sheets.
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