ERIC Number: ED241431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
The Computer and Society: Our Servant-Our Master? A Unit of the Social Education Materials Project, "People and Change."
Brownlow, David; And Others
Arranged in three sections, this resource for secondary school students provides an introduction to the computer's impact on society. The first section surveys historical methods of recording and storing information: clay tablets, papyrus, and books. The second section describes how computers work and ways they can be used. Also considered are the effects of computer technology on medicine, space travel, shopping, traffic control, and money. The final section discusses some of computer technology's potential problems, such as invasion of privacy, depersonalization, development of a police state, computer crime, and a machine-controlled society. A glossary of computer terms is included. (LP)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computers, Futures (of Society), Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Social Environment, Social Influences, Social Sciences, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Curriculum Development Centre, P.O. Box 52, Dickson A.C.T. 2602, Australia ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).; Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Developed by the Tasmanian Social Education Materials Project Team. Photographs and charts printed on dark background may not reproduce clearly.