This article was originally published in the Fall 2000 issue of the CFT’s newsletter, Teaching Forum. Original research articles published in the journal must show new catalytic discoveries that are a significant advance on previously published work, bringing conceptual advances, or molecular insights to catalytic processes, and where appropriate, demonstrate the relationship between synthesis, structure and performance of catalytic systems.
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.
Landerholm, Karr, and Munshi (2000) created a three year program in Chicago with four specific goals to help parents: become involved in the school community and become comfortable on campus, enjoy reading and writing alone and with their children, understand science and computer technology, and improve their own literacy.
Unless we wake up to the damage that the gadget-filled, pharmaceutically-enhanced 21st century is doing to our brains, we could be sleepwalking towards a future in which neuro-chip technology blurs the line between living and non-living machines, and between our bodies and the outside world.
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.