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Humans are naturally inquisitive and have always asked questions about the world around them. Many questions could not be answered due to a lack of available technology, but many others could be answered through the process of trial and error. Over time, the way humans ask and answer questions about the natural world was developed and shaped into what is now call the scientific method. It allows scientists to conduct research in a systematic, organized fashion.

As humans make new scientific discoveries, they are able to develop additional technologies. For example, historically people used the bark and leaves from the willow tree to treat fevers and pains. This was a traditional medicine that people shared with one another via word of mouth. As technology advanced, the materials from the willow tree could be analyzed in a lab and the components could be studied to see which natural chemicals were responsible for reducing the fevers and pain. Research showed that the willow tree contained a form of salicylic acid and that this was what gave it its healing powers. This scientific research led to the development of the aspirin we use today which is now mass produced (and that you have probably taken at some point in your lifetime).

You depend on many technologies throughout your day that make your modern life possible. In this assignment you will look at some of these technologies and the scientific discoveries that made them possible. You will evaluate both the negative and positive impacts of these discoveries. You will also broaden your scope to look at how different cultures with different levels of access to technology approach the same problem - health care.

Part I Science in your personal and professional life

Think about your day from the time you wake up to the time that you go to sleep.

  • List four technologies that you rely on and would find it difficult to get through your day/night without. Do these technologies have any negative impacts on your life? Why or why not?
    • Think about your day from when you wake up to when you go to sleep. Describe one scientific discovery that makes modern life possible.
    • List as many negative and positive impacts you can think of that this scientific discovery and the technologies that it allowed to be developed may have. Evaluate and discuss if the positives outweigh the negatives overall, or whether the negatives outweigh the positives.

Part II Science and technology in a multicultural world

Many research programs around the world focus on the discovery of cures to ailments from cancer to mental illness. Modern society invests a great deal of money, and time while pushing the boundaries of modern technology to develop new cures, and improve existing treatments.

Review the following Unit 9 Assignment Resources

http://extmedia.kaplan.edu/genEd/SC200/1605A/SC200...

  • Describe one advantage and one disadvantage to the westernized high tech research approach to medical treatment.
  • Describe one advantage and one disadvantage to using traditional medicine as an approach to medical treatment.
  • Are there benefits to having multicultural approaches to medical treatment? Explain your answer.
  • Could these two cultural approaches both be improved by drawing upon the other? Why or why not?
  • Discuss any challenges there may be in combining these two different cultural approaches to treatment that have a very different level of reliance on scientific research and technology.

Basic Writing Expectations:

  • At least 1000 words not counting the title or reference pages.
  • Include a title page, double space, font size 10 or 12.
  • Use a minimum of five sources (with at least one from the Library).
  • Include a highly developed viewpoint/thesis, purpose, and exceptional content.
  • Free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.
  • No evidence of plagiarism.
  • Use the APA style for all citations.
  • Be original and insightful with no more than 10% taken verbatim from any outside sources

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Beckylynn
School: Duke University

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Running head: TECHNOLOGIES

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Technologies
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TECHNOLOGIES

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Part one: science in your personal and professional life
List of technologies
There is no doubt that we are living in an era where scientific innovation and discoveries
have become so numerous. This has made life to become simple and enjoyable. Modern
technologies have boosted the operations in banking sector, education, medicine, transport and
communication and even agriculture (Baldauf et al., 2009). There are four good examples of
technologies which I always enjoy in my daily life, these include; the smart phone and the
tablets, emails and social media platforms, computers and laptops, and electronic banking like
the use of PayPal. These are just a few technologies that are frequently used by almost every one
the world.
Technologies also have their negative impacts on our live and therefore, we should be
cautious while we are using them. Personally, I am very much addicted to my iphone which I
always use in communication (Harrington, 2009). I use it in accessing twitter, facebook, emails,
and even getting the latest news updates. I also use it in entertaining myself through listening
music. I usually experience pain around my neck and head regions which could be attributed to
bending while I am using laptop and smart phones. My privacy has also been affected especially
when my social media accounts are hacked. Isolation is another effect of social media whereby
most of the times we tend to get so attached to t...

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