Directions: Using your textbook and at least two additional resources (Wikipedia sources are not permitted), write a four to five page paper addressing the following prompts. Your submission should comply with APA guidelines for formatting and citations.Be sure to list each resource used at the end of paper in the reference list section. Please remember that you may utilize LIRN to help you search for resources. You can visit the Academic Resource Center for a guide on how to utilize LIRN successfully.
1. Neil Postman, author of Technology: The Surrender of Culture to Society, states that “every technology is both a burden and a blessing: not either-or, but this and that.” What is your interpretation of this quote? Provide three examples from readings or lecture that support or counter the premise of Neil Postman’s statement.
2. What are the two major considerations pertinent to ethical decision-making when using technology?
3. List and describe four ethical choices that should be considered when developing new technologies?
Use Internet resources to prepare a paper on whistle blowing or cybercrime. This essay should be at least one page in length.
Using the course textbook and Internet resources, write a paper about a case that illustrates the lack of ethics or social responsibility. There are many examples that you can select: Love Canal, Exxon Valdez, Chernobyl, The Columbia, The Challenger, Three Mile Island, etc. Be sure to include sociological theory, terms and concepts from the required readings and outside sources. Be sure to cite your sources using APA style format. This report should be at least one page in length.