Sunday, August 28, 2011

HU121: Unit 6 Discussion Question

Discussion Question:

2001: A Space Odyssey examines the benefits as well as the hazards of technology. This film was groundbreaking in its day; many films with a similar theme have followed it, including Star Wars (think of the Death Star), The Terminator films, and I, Robot. How do you feel about the current advances in technology, specifically in robotics and computers? Do you see these advancements as completely beneficial or not? Why?

Discussion Answer:
When considering the modern advancements of technology, specifically in robotics and computers, it is very exciting and frightening at the same time. Exciting because the advancement in medicine, crime investigation and mobile technology are extremely beneficial to the world by saving lives, solving crimes and improving communication. Frightening, because we could create something that would work so well that it would eliminate jobs or even worse a weapon that would destroy are planet. Most advancements benefit society, but occasionally we create something that destroys us.

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