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ERIC Number: ED259287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Human Response to Technological Development.
Ramey, Luellen
Technological development and our human potential are two of the greatest challenges facing humankind today. The appropriate response to technological development seems to be to shape it for positive and productive human uses. Just as America once shifted from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy, we are now shifting from an industrial economy to an information processing economy. The primary technologies which will deeply influence this post-industrial society are advanced computer technologies, telecommunications, robotics, and biotechnology. These technological developments will cause a considerable shift in jobs by creating a demand for specialized technicians and decreasing the demand for unskilled labor. As we progress technologically, personal adjustment problems become more prevalent. Whenever new technology is introduced into society, there needs to be a counterbalancing human response; counselors and other helping professionals will be sought for their assistance in this response. There are three significant areas of constructive coping: the emotional level, the physiological level, and the behavioral level. By discovering our potential as human beings through taking charge of our own lives, through achieving balance in our lives, and through constructive coping, we participate in the evolution of the human race and develop the inner knowledge required to guide our exploration of technology. (NRB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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