ERIC Number: ED132116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Technology and Ecology: Technology's Crossroads. An Occasional Paper on Man/Society/Technology.
Bammel, Eugene C.
This seminar paper investigates the relationship between technology and environment to determine the impact of technology on the individual's personal and physical environment. It deals with the consequences for individuals living in an environment shaped by modern technology. The main focus is that technology has acted as a leveling force--a destroyer of unique differences of regional diversities and national identities, and of environments that complement an individual's life-style. Modern technology has created environments with characteristics of mass production, mass distribution, and mass consumption. Illustrations of environments that have been altered by technology are cited. Using urbanity as its vehicle, technology has created an environment containing technological problems which man can barely control. It is man's responsibility to solve these problems in order to regain control over his environment. The use of technology has become a moral issue, involving values and choices of technological advance versus survival in changed environments. Although man has used technology to better his life, he has not controlled technology. Thus, man has become the victim of technology and his resultant environment. He must correct the problems it has created before his environment is destroyed. (ND)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Controlled Environment, Cultural Differences, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Ethics, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Human Living, Humanization, Life Style, Social Responsibility, Technological Advancement
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Coll. of Human Resources and Education.
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