LAS 432 Complete Week DQ Pack-DeVry
LAS 432 Complete Week DQ Pack-DeVry
LAS 432 Week 1 DQ 1 Latest
The Role of a Thesis (graded)
A thesis statement plays an important role in the research process. Baase states in her prologue that “Computer technology is the most significant new technology since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.” In doing so, she had to back up this argument with solid scholarly research. To evaluate the strength of her argument, consider for a moment whether she accomplished this goal. How did she do in convincing you of her claim? What were the arguments she used to support her point within Week 1’s reading? Were they enough to convince you that she was right in stating this?
LAS 432 Week 1 DQ 2 Latest
Science and Technology (graded)
If the scientific test of a scientific theory is accepted by the community of men and women who are called scientists, does that mean that anything is acceptable as long as enough of the right people agree with it? Does that mean there is no such thing as scientific truth? How, if at all, does science differ from politics, art, or religion?
LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 1 Latest
Technology and Social Change (graded)
In what way or ways is the current knowledge revolution a child of the Industrial Revolution? Is this a new revolution or simply an extension of the 18th-century revolution? Given the history, is it perhaps more appropriate to call the current revolution a communications revolution?
LAS 432 Week 2 DQ 2 Latest
Historical Impact (graded)
Your online lesson this week details the events of the Protestant Reformation, a historic turning point for Western civilizations. Please discuss the specific role that the Protestant Reformation played in laying the groundwork for the advancement of communication techniques and technologies within Western culture.
LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 1 Latest
The Politics of Technology (graded)
Freedom of speech and censorship, in light of the modern digital landscape, are important concepts to consider, especially given the dubious ways in which technology can be utilized sometimes. Superior expertise about how technologies work does not guarantee superior judgment about how they should be used, regulated, or governed. As technology becomes more sophisticated, how can citizens and political leaders judge and understand whether a given technology offers great perils or great promises? When great technological projects, such as venturing farther into the galaxy or developing new life-extending medicines, are proposed, how should government officials make decisions about how tax dollars should be spent?
LAS 432 Week 3 DQ 2 Latest
Considering the Fourth Amendment (graded)
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution secures the right of privacy. It protects American citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. Advancements in technology have raised issues regarding this protected right. Explain the reasons for governmental surveillance of electronic communications, and the fear associated with these actions.
LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 1 Latest
Technology and Art (graded)
We normally think of the arts as very different from technologies in spite of the fact that art (with perhaps a few exceptions) is practiced with the help of technology. This practice creates interdependence between technology and art. To what extent does art respond to, or is shaped by, the technology that enables it? To what extent have advanced and accessible digital technologies, such as websites, digital photography, and YouTube, changed the relationship between art and technology? Are these technologies reshaping our attitudes toward artists?
LAS 432 Week 4 DQ 2 Latest
Globalization and the Threat to the Environment (graded)
Before we decide what to do about the environment globally, let’s see what we can do locally. What environmental problems are you aware of in the area where you live? What solutions do you think would be most appropriate to solve these problems?
LAS 432 Week 5 DQ 1 Latest
Technology, Morality, and Ethics (graded)
This week, we will explore the concept of ethical thought. As your lecture points out, there are many different ethical arguments, but two large groups of thought are deontological (largely associated with the work of Immanuel Kant) and telelogical ethics (largely associated with John Stuart Mill). The first believes that we should judge our ethics based on the idea of universal understandings. For example, it is logical that all persons do not wish to be harmed, so ethically we can establish a principle based on this. So, under this line of thought, if it is ethically wrong to harm a person, then the death penalty must be ethically wrong, because it violates this principle. If you follow this ethical approach, all ethical questions must be evaluated in accordance to these universal principles. In contrast, telelogical ethics, which utilizes utilitarian thought, looks to the outcome of the action and weighs if it is good based on its impact on the majority. For example, in considering the idea of the death penalty again, one must weigh whether utilizing the death penalty benefits the majority of the population. If the majority is helped, then the action is viewed as ethically sound; if the majority is hurt, it is not. In understanding these thoughts and approaches, what do you think about cloning? Is there a universal thought it may violate? Or can it be considered as good for a majority? What are your thoughts, and what are the different questions that can be raised behind them?
LAS 432 Week 5 DQ 2 Latest
What is Reality? (graded)
The concept of a computer obtaining consciousness is not new. It has been the inspiration for sci-fi writers for years. However, the larger question at play here is whether artificial intelligence can actually be achieved. And if so, what are the ethical implications concerning this advancement. Take a moment to explain the Turing test (discussed in Chapter 1) and its use in determining computer intelligence. In doing so, please address the philosophical idea of the singularity (discussed in Chapter 7) and assess why conscious computers may be essential to the singularity.
LAS 432 Week 6 DQ 1 Latest
Technology and Modern Culture (graded)
What are some of the ways that the ease and simplicity of our current technological devices have led us to surrogate our daily responsibilities onto these devices? How do these make us vulnerable to errors, risks, and/or failures? Please include examples, and be as specific as possible.
LAS 432 Week 6 DQ 2 Latest
Technology’s Impact (graded)
Cell phones have become a part of Americans’ daily lives, as well as that of other cultures around the globe. Over the past decade, reports that reflect a danger associated with this technology have emerged, although some experts say there is not enough evidence to support these claims. In considering both arguments, assess whether there is causative link between cell phones and brain cancer. Or is it just a coincidence?
LAS 432 Week 7 DQ 1 Latest
Employee Monitoring (graded)
Consider the reasons given in Figure 6.1 that list why employers monitor employee communications. Of the examples provided, for which do you think it is appropriate to have regular, ongoing monitoring for all employees, and for which do you think an employer should access employee communications only when a problem occurs? Explain your reasoning.
LAS 432 Week 7 DQ 2 Latest
Technology and the Job Market (graded)
Technology has had a direct and distinct impact on the job market. Although the fears of the early Luddites were never fully realized, with all employment being automated, it is clear that technology has limited some occupational fields and also opened up new avenues for employment. Take a moment to discuss some of the areas impacted by this occurrence. How do you see this continuing in the future?