Thinks Its Technologically Secure?

  1. Authors Sean F. Johnston, Michael Huesemann and Joyce Huesemann would think that if consumers picked technological fixes they would fail to recognize the problem. In Sean F. Johnston article he states “Engineers consequently have important responsibilities regarding technological fixes. Designers need to pay close attention to the scope of their analysis and longevity of their solutions” (Johnston, P. 54). Douthwaite believes technology can buy people more time. In Huesemann and Huesemann’s Techno-Fix they understand that the application of science and technology is unavoidable and unpredictable. They also believe that at any time at any place the negative side effects of experimental technologies could occur in unpredictable ways. (Huesemann and Huesemann, P. 15). All three of these authors would critique Johnstons argument on technological fixes.   
  2. Technological fixes are too short and insufficient. The fact that some of the negative repercussions are the unforeseeable in both social and environmental systems kinda explains this notion. Huesemann and Houemann really expand upon this by expressing “Because the negative consequences of science and technology often occur in unanticipated forms and in distant locations, and sometimes after significant time intervals, they are often not perceived as related to their causes” (Huesemann and huesemann, p. 7). I don’t think unintended consequences should prevent us from finding another technological solution to our problems. It’s all trial and error. We as a society find what works and doesn’t work. If the solution doesn’t work it shouldn’t mean that we should stop and give up. We find better ways to improve the solution.    


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