Have you become extremely dependent on some technologies? Some people no longer write down telephone

Have you become extremely dependent on some technologies?
Some people no longer write down telephone numbers anywhere; instead, they
simply program them into their cellphones. Some people feel helpless in a
foreign country unless they have a calculator in hand to compute currency
conversions. Many people rely on their email archive or cellphone to hold
essential information, such as addresses and appointments. When any of these
technologies fails us, we can feel lost.

Make a list of technologies that have become indispensable
to your life. Imagine the consequences if any of these
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Have you become extremely dependent on some technologies?
Some people no longer write down telephone numbers anywhere; instead, they
simply program them into their cellphones. Some people feel helpless in a
foreign country unless they have a calculator in hand to compute currency
conversions. Many people rely on their email archive or cellphone to hold
essential information, such as addresses and appointments. When any of these
technologies fails us, we can feel lost.

Make a list of technologies that have become indispensable
to your life. Imagine the consequences if any of these technologies should fail
you. What can you do to protect yourself against such failure?

Write down what you think are the advantages and
disadvantages of social networking (for example, Facebook). Keep this list, and
revise it after you have finished the course. What has changed on your list?

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