Technology makes the world go ’round – and the more sophisticated our world becomes, the more we can’t live without it. But technology in the wrong hands (Lex Luthor, anyone?) can crash the entire system. Project Socrates concluded that technology exploitation is the foundation of all competitive advantage and that declining US competitiveness was from decision-making in the private and public sectors switching from technology exploitation (technology-based planning) to money exploitation (economic-based planning) at the end of World War II.
In the education sector computers are revolutionary technology and you can’t avoid its importance in schools. Encyclopædia Britannica articles are written in a neutral objective tone for a general audience. Technology is helping the amount we read because of how readily available everything is through the Internet.
The latest products from Microsoft are built to bring students and school districts into its infrastructure. Get the table of contents of every new issue published in Journal of Information Technology. THe work-around to getting students prepared for college-level coursework is to enroll students in developmental courses at the same time the students are enrolled in program-based courses.
The way to resolve the conflict is to break down the barriers of dualistic thought that prevent a real understanding of what technology is… not an exploitation of nature, but a fusion of nature and the human spirit into a new kind of creation that transcends both”.
MathSciNet also provides active links from reviews to the full text of more than 119,000 online articles in over 190 journals. The reason is that people need to recognize that there are people who are affected by the science and technology. The way to solve the conflict between human values and technological needs is not to run away from technology.