Knowledge and Technology

You can use any or all of the resources linked below with attribution when appropriate

I only worked through this unit once and did a poor job. You can find the work I did and some of my ideas linked in the folder below.

You can download all the resources linked here in this One Drive folder

Web Resources on Knowledge and Technology

Here is a collection of web resources I have collected connected Knowledge and Technology

Quotes on Technology

“I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

  1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
  2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
  3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

-Douglas Adams

“The real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology.”

-E. O. WIlson

Useful websites:

MIT Technology Review

Electronic Freedom Foundation

Driverless Cars

Another real life situation that is really compelling for students is the issue of driverless cars. Despite being driven automatically, the program running the vehicles will have to be programmed by humans who will have to make moral judgments about various dilemmas the car may face; dilemmas similar to the trolley problem.

There is an MIT website that allows you to look at different scenarios to decide what you think a driverless car should do. You can have students complete this on their own or make a handout with the scenarios

Download Driverless Cars Handout