Social Impact of Technologies in Education. Chip Bruce University of Illinois. Laws. Moore: # transistors/chip doubles every two years Metcalfe: network value increases as the (# users) 2. Pivot Points. Digital libraries Multimedia Collaboration systems Ubiquitous computing
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X-Files: on-line forum to discuss show’s direction
Science fiction itself has remained the same. We have caught up to it...We are a science-fiction generation.
We can’t think far enough ahead anymore.
We are taught to view the political and the technological as separate spheres, the former having to do with values, ideology, power, and the like, the latter having to do with physical artifacts exempt from such vagaries of social life.
–L. Suchman (1988)
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
Deep Blue not programmed to accept draw