Uses of modern technology in classroom teaching shouldn’t be complex or difficult. More recently, modern works of science fiction such as those by Philip K. Dick and William Gibson and films such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell project highly ambivalent or cautionary attitudes toward technology’s impact on human society and identity.
It has helped develop more advanced economies (including today’s global economy ) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products known as pollution and deplete natural resources to the detriment of Earth’s environment Various implementations of technology influence the values of a society and new technology often raises new ethical questions.
Until recently, it was believed that the development of technology was restricted only to human beings, but 21st century scientific studies indicate that other primates and certain dolphin communities have developed simple tools and passed their knowledge to other generations.
Still, it must be said that very rich cultures predate modern technology by centuries, and modern communications technologies may have reached a tipping point where what is authentically created and shared is overshadowed by market-driven, corporate-generated content that is sold or imposed.
Along with this years edition we celebrate also the fifth anniversary of the scientific journal Challenges of Modern Technology that contains papers submitted mostly for the conference and critically reviewed by two members of the Journals Scientific Board.