LAS432_Midterm -w answers
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Grading Summary These are the automatically computed results of your exam Date Takeni 292014 Grades for essay questions and Time Spent 1 h 58 min 23 secs comments from your instructor are points Received 194 200 97 in the quotDetailsquot section below Question Type Of Questions Correct Multiple Choice 10 9 Essay 3 NA Grade Details All Questions Page 1 2 Question 1 Question TCO l A characteristic of the Neolithic revolution was the movement of people to villages because Student Answer in cooperation was required to maintain the new technologies numbers were necessary for defense if more workers were needed for the factories if only the priests knew how to make fire if Instructor See the Week 1 Lecture Explanation Points Received 5 of 5 Comments 1642610645 MultipleChoice l 2 True o 1642610645 MultipleChoice l 2 Question 2 Question TCO 1 According to Cowan the preCivil War railroad system did not constitute a technological system because Student Answer all the railroad lines were owned by the same company different gauge tracks prevented integration as a network there were too many eastwest trunk lines it it had sustained too much damage from the war if Instructor See the textbook page 42 Explanation Points Received 5 of 5 H 1642610642 i MultipleChoice 5 i True o 1642610642 MultipleChoice 5 Times are displayed in Gler 700 Mountain Time US amp Canada 1quotquot Grading Summary These are the automatically if computed results of your exam Date Taken 292014 Grades for essay questions and Time Spent 1 h 58 min 23 secs comments from your instrult are Points Received 194 200 97 in the quotDetailsquot section below Question Type Of Questions Correct Multiple Choice 10 9 Essay 3 NA Grade Details 5 All Questions V 42610639 MultipleChoice l 8 True 1 2 Flag l uestionl Lug 6 o639 l MultipleChoice l 8 You must complete all three essays These essays are worth 50 points each so please take the time to think through your answers and review them before submitting These essays should be a minimum of five paragraphs in length each T I should contain a clear thesis statement in the first paragraph an ver to the question Make sure your explanation is clear and that you provide specific examples Any quotes from the readings or r rnal materials must include quotation marks and an intext citation aner to identify quoted material could result in a O for the exam and a formal academic dishonesty charge If TCOs 1 amp 2 Why does Cowan believe it is important to examine technologies in the context of technological systems What advantage 3 this broader perspective give to planners Give a specific current technological example not it the reading in support of your answer Student Answer Cowan believes that it is important to examine technologies in the context of technology systems become of the increasing complexity of life With this complexity gained interdependencies of many other technologies other than the basics That being nature or the technology by itself we no I 1642610638 I MultipleChoice longer has one Itelrgilsg has bloomed mto a dependent on other Initilllllillgi x rllWHII Exitinillcd we as a WhOlC haVC become I 0 I 4642610638 ii lEb39B39etchlg leil iIlOa large and complex network Losing all independence and now has to rely on technology and others The it advantages of boarder perspectives provide interdependence of the contents and the in uence each on another We then can work together to generate a plan for a major disaster These planners have the capability to look over mass amounts of data to find risk These risks can be found in specific technologies these technologies could cause massive risk to humans or work ow The way to think about it is like the internet once a network fails it has an inversed back up network These planners need to think th 1viihat ifs not lhd eto s The current technological example I network infrastructure As I stated above there is a hieratical pattern of redundancy that must be thought of before fully implementing a network With this redundancy you have a manual that will also provide assistance encase of a catastrophic event This would be like a server crash s in 8 different countries or if the CCNP has died in a horrible accident aka an act of god There should be some type of contingency plan 1 quot lve any of the major malfunctions or issues that would stop the technology from functioning properly In every event a smart ner should have all the angels covered with remote servers Lll39aL they can activate Or have based as a cloud based ifgfrastructure As stated in the first question Cowan does prove 39 we as a society have massively shifted from a self dependent species To a unified mass that without one thing such as the 1 net or communication between the worlds We would simply just freak out and not know what to do I would like to provide an example for a scare involving technology The millennium bug this was a simple programing error that no one thought about This bug could have potential wiped out bank accounts credit cards and financial sustainability completely Before this bug hit someone thought of what if planner and executed the solutions But we still remain dependent on technology not technology is Qtlldent must do more than quote Cowan He or she must demonstrate an 1642610637 MultipleChoice l o 1642610637 M tlt i misfl dependent on us Tnnf1 1nfnv l 16 gggtirLMultlpleCh039CncErle anding by plpvaEth an example that is not in the reading 0 1642610636 Wr me 0 399 39 a39lroad can be made Points Received 50 of 50 Comments 1642610631 Essay F1 False o 1642610631 lv Essay 1 ifquot nitquin n 9 Hquinn 39 I 391642610635 I Mu39tip39eChOice thQDS 4 amp 8 ldeglntilfy fwo authors from your readings and compare o 1642610635 Student Answer I r I 139 ulltVlgfgwincen fr nology on a culture To what degree 093 each authcr see the technology affecting social change Were there special interests involved in the decision making concerning the development and use of the technology Provide specific examples Standard accounts of the history of technology tend to emphasize F ntion and innovation as the key events for understanding the impact of technology on society British historian of technology id Edgerton however disagrees with this approach and argues that the way to understand the true impact of technology society is to look at technology in use At this point David 39 Uerton has a very strong hold on the correct idealism of how technology is impacting our society His main focus being in the 1F luction based idealism He puts forth a good example of outsourcing common trades like sewing In many countries sewing machines continued to be used in homes to make clothes for the family and in India Mohandas Gandhi revived the spinning wheel as an alternative to mass produced thread But the dominant trend throughout the latter half of twentieth century was toward mass produced globally distributed consumer goods produced by workers in low wage countries Edgerton Edgerton presumably thinks that in technology the old masters are as lmzpzortant as thr EIlVEl lt garde it is Edgerton39s View that we should quotquott quot 39quotW quot M mm quot gments to old and new technology ilwi39g39tffgh ce sleigh technologies disappearing and then reappearing At the moment our understanding of technology is driven by an obsession with glamorous innovation which systematically narrows our Vision and obliterates any comprehensive account of technology39s past We are blinded by cliches when we turn our mind to technology Joy is clearly no Irvu dite but in this reading he issues a stern warning about the dangers that lie ahead for humanity if we continue down the tment technological path toward creating superintelligent self A icating machines When the potentials of contemporary biotechnology and nanotechnology are examined Joy thinks we 1 quot the prospect of enabling the creation of weapons of mass destruction that could threaten the very existence of life on earth 5 all understand this point of perspective that we might be acting as god ourselves As Joy stated this is almost a double edged sword in the long run when it comes to technology We are starting to emulate specific nanobots that can self replicate and 1642610634 MultipleChoice o 1642610634 VI 1642610633 I MultipleChoice 39l 26 39 True 1642610633 MultipleChoice 26 r Lible cure aliments in the human body But let s think of the DOOK 1984 do we really want technology to be able to do this 1 h tainly the technologies underlying the weapons of mass sewruction WMD nuclear biological and chemical NBC were powerful and the weapons an enormous threat The r hine could tell me for an example of solving problems Joy has realized that the big advances in information technology itquot e not from the work of computer scientists computer architects or electrical engineers but from that of physical scientists Science they recognize grants immense powers In our time how much danger do we face not just from nuclear weapons but from all of these technologies Otherwise we can easily imagine an arms race developing over GNR technologies as it did with the NBC technologies in the 20th century Instructor Look for an understanding that context is important Cowan Landes and Explanation Winner are pretty clear choices Wajcman is more challenging but very I 1642610632 I MultipleChongoe blgO Could easrljl mg a critique of determinism into this one o 1642610632 MultipleChoice l 30 Points Received 49 of 50 Comments 1642610630 Essay 6 l False o 1642610630 Essay 6 Question 3 Question Student Answer TCOs 3 amp 4 How have changes in technology affected the recording industry and our understanding of what it means to be a professional musician How have changes in technology affected our access to recorded music and the control exercised by traditional distributors How will all these changes affect cultural trends and our expectations of music as an art form Provide specific examples This question to me still feels like a massively loaded question The changes in technology that have affected the recording industry and our understanding of what it means to be a professional musician is very simple That simple answer is talent according to an article in Time Magazine producer Rick Rubin says Right now if you listen to pop everything is in perfect pitch perfect time and perfect tune That s how ubiquitous Auto Tune is This has changed people s expectations of artists because they expect to hear perfect vocals when singers perform live Of the half dozen producers Instructor Explanation interviewed for the Time Magazine article none of them could recall a time recently when a pop artist did not use Auto Tune This leaves us with a pretty or handsome face that can dance around like a monkey They have no understanding what it is to be a true musician and feel they are entitled to this title With synthesizers having the ability to hook a microphone directly to it on the off side someone is playing the perfect tone for every pitch for these dancing monkeys This leaves the true legacy of real musicians pondering and starching their heads to American Idol and other soulless reapers The changes in technology affected our access to recorded music and the control of exercised by traditional distributors is another simple answer This is a point of evolution of technology We can kindly thank a 15 year old from Scotland for learning how to decrypt CD s for ripping purposes But as technology increase we look for less overhead aka what we have on hand Let s look at the evolution of recording in general We started with DAC tape aka real to real this was slowly transformed into a record The record was a huge advancement because of storage and sound quality As we continue forward we get into eight tracks into a tape from a tape to a cd from a cd to mp3 It is the evolution of space and accessibility as technology grows we demand direct access As for the second part of the distributors of these albums runs in the same format as recording accessibility We have turned from owned specific items like a record store now is all digital due to 24 hour access Now it has turned into the fact that you do not have to own the full album but yet parts of the album and pay a small fee per song Making the marketability of this concept vastly more lucrative in the long run for both recording studios and musicians These changes affect cultural trends and our expectations of music as an art form by almost turning the music world into an A sexual based being On one side all pop music is written and created by someone who is truly talented in the since of writing and composing Not in the since that they are sexy and provocative As for access ability to these talentless hacks is all turning digital We will no longer have the ability to just get a CD we will download content consistently These trends are already forming in movies music and art We as a culture want instant gratification and have access to that gratification 24 hours a day Students can explore all sorts of things from auto tuning to sampling They can mention democratization of the industry by using different avenues of distribution YouTube iTunes and CDs Trends Standards Professionalism Ownership Points Received 50 0f 50 Comments Well argued 1642610629 Essay 8 k False l o 1642610629 Essay 8 page 1 2 Times are displayed in GMT0700 Mountain Time US amp Canada
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