CptS 401 Adam Carter. 7.4. Quiz Question. The term “Luddite” refers to people who are generally in favor of technological progress. people who generally oppose technological progress.
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The term “Luddite” refers to
See p. 377, middle of page.
As noted in the text, in response to the observation that computers improve access to information, Neil Postman has argued that
See second bullet point on p. 378:
“If families break up, children are mistreated, crime terrorizes a city, education is impotent, it does not happen because of inadequate information.”
Is this a fair critique of technology, according to the textbook author?
Is this a fair critique of technology, according to you?
According to the textbook author, the fundamental difference between the world views of supporters and opponents of technology can be characterized as
(See top paragraph of p. 379.)
How do you see it?
According to the textbook author, the argument that computers have an “insidiously corrupting” effect on their users
See first paragraph of p. 381: “[The argument] displays a low view of the judgment and autonomy of ordinary people.”
What do you think? Do computers have an “insidiously corrupting” effect on their users? Why or why not?
According to the textbook author, the conflict between humans and nature that is commonly used to frame debates about the environment
See next-to-last paragraph of p. 381.
In your view, what is the primary standard of moral value?
Which of the following best characterizes your stance toward technological progress?