Technology and human values


Articulate at least FIVE values that you believe are important to evaluating technology in your everyday life; 2) provide at least THREE examples of technology that you use in your everyday life and discuss the extent to which the examples serve to foster or hinder the values that you have put forth as important; and 3) offer and discuss at least ONE reference to an evidence-based study or scholarly article for each of your examples that supports your evaluative claim about the technology (e.g., an evidence-based research article on how social media promotes expanded and positive interactions). Note that it is not sufficient to provide only anecdotes of your experiences with technology; you must support your assessment of the technology with evidence described in rigorous

In the first section of the paper, you should describe and elaborate on the core values that guide your life (say why they are important for you, what they mean for how you conduct your everyday life, how the value came to be key in your life, etc.)

In the next section, you should focus on one example or class of technology (e.g., books, microwave, radio, TV, computer, smart phone, car) and discuss whether and how this sort of technology fosters or serves to undermine your core values. For example, if I said that a core value of mine was to be healthy and I was evaluating the role of TV in my life, I might say that excessive TV watching has kept me from being as active as I want to be, undermining my value of being healthy. In the same section, I want to indicate evidence-based support for the idea that excessive TV watching can hurt one’s health. I might reference (and cite in the appropriate place in the text) a survey indicating that those who watch more than 6 hours of TV a day tend to have poorer health outcomes.

In the next section, I would examine my next example in the same way.

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