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Tracking the Future just got better

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Tracking the Future is a news syndication hub where we explore the rapid advancement of technology and its long term impact on society

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Social Impact of Technology

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This is a blog that a CAFS teacher has set up specifically for this topic. Explore the links for some interesting topics, definitions and ideas. 

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Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
 

 

I don’t have to tell anyone who reads Beth’s blog about the value of storytelling.

Few would deny that storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring action and influencing thought leaders, donors, and decision makers. However, few of us working in the social impact spa
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Serving the needs of the poor and vulnerable, these blog entries discuss the role of digital storytelling for social impact. 

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Home - Young and Well

Home - Young and Well | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting website dedicated to the well being of young people. If you take the time to scroll through and explore there are references to technology and the way in which young people interact, and the effect on their well being. 

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Modern take on ancient tradition educates Indigenous students

Modern take on ancient tradition educates Indigenous students | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
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Storytelling has been a tradition in our Indigenous communities. Developments in technology has allowed this tradition to continue. In the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg in southern Queensland, a group of young people has been training in mobile journalism, using smart phones and smart techniques to tell their stories

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i-Disorder: the psychology of technology

i-Disorder: the psychology of technology | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it

This is a podcast. You can download the audio or read the transcript. 

 
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Psychology of technology researcher Dr Larry Rosen warns that our technology is causing us to develop symptoms of disorders such as narcissistic personality disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. He points out the warning signs of what he calls 'i-disorders' and suggests some strategies to maintain our humanity.

 

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Reproductive Technology Council - RTC

Reproductive Technology Council - RTC | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
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This is the website for Reproductive Technology Council which contains links of value on the left hand side of the page. Use these links to explore the issue further. 

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Reproductive technology Edited by Justin Healey (2000)

Reproductive technology Edited by Justin Healey (2000) | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it

This book is available in the College library. Use your daily College login details to log in to OLIVER and reserve this book.

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Although published in 2000, this book will give an historical perspective to the topic of IVF technologies. It explores Infertility and reproductive technology, Ethics and debate, and Surrogacy. 

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Social impacts of digital media edited by Justin Healey

Social impacts of digital media edited by Justin Healey | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it

Available in our College Library as both an e-book and a physical book. You will need to log in to OLIVER to access this as an e-book

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This title is available both as an ebook and as a physical title in our College Library. Topics explored include "Will too much screen time destroy your brain?", "Childhood obesity : computer games to the rescue!", "Social media - barrier or tool for inclusion?" and so on. Along with facts and statistics, this title explores issues surrounding wellbeing and technology.  Students who would like to access the ebook need to log in to our OLIVER system. 

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Week 12: The Future of the Internet

Week 12: The Future of the Internet | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
This week we will look at the internet in the future. First we will summarise the history of the development of the internet thus far, creating the context for discussion on its future development....
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This article looks at the historical evolution of the Internet and what the future for it may be. 

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Technology can have positive or negative impact on social interactions

Technology can have positive or negative impact on social interactions | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
Many people are involved in an abundant number of relationships through technology, but sometimes the quantity of these associations leaves people feeling qualitatively empty.
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This article examines social media, broadcast television and similar technologies and their effect on communication between people. 

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Future

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Mind blowing videos of excellent thinkers and amazing technologies. Explore the rapid advancement of science and technology and the long term impact on society and the future of humanity! Share if you like! Welcome!
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This Pinterest Board has links to video and other content exploring future rapid advancements in tecchnology. 

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Technology geared toward the very young presents promise and pitfalls - San Jose Mercury News

Technology geared toward the very young presents promise and pitfalls - San Jose Mercury News | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
Technology geared toward the very young presents promise and pitfalls San Jose Mercury News As app developers and gadget makers compete to corner the youth market, with mere babes devouring more and more online media while being baby-sat with the...
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When is it considered too young to be exposed to technology? What impact does technology have on the very young?
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Social Impact of Technology

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This is a blog that a CAFS teacher has established exploring various types of technology and posing questions about the impact of these types of technologies on the well being of individuals. 

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The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses

The Dangerous Impacts of Social Media on Mental Illnesses | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
Research has shown that young adults with a strong Facebook presence were more likely to exhibit narcissistic antisocial behavior.
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A blog discussing the negative aspects of technological impacts on mental health. There are links to the PEW Report and the World Health organisation. 

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Wearables can track workouts, but can they save lives? - talk.unicef.org

Wearables can track workouts, but can they save lives? - talk.unicef.org | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7th 2014 - UNICEF concluded its fourth Activate Talk by bringing together tech companies and social innovators to discuss the social impact that is possible through wearable technology. While wearables have in recent years played a significant role in promoting health and wellness, there are even greater opportunities to apply the technology to improve the lives …
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This UNICEF talk discusses the social impact of wearing technology for health and wellness. 

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Screen-addicted children may have newest mental illness

Screen-addicted children may have newest mental illness | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
Children addicted to using electronic devices 24/7 will be diagnosed with a serious mental illness if a new addiction, included as ''internet-use disorder'' in a worldwide psychiatric manual, is confirmed by further research.

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An interesting article about the impact of technology addiction on children. Some concerning issues raised. 

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Are smartphones making us less intelligent?

Are smartphones making us less intelligent? | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it

This was broadcast on January 27 2014 on the 7.30 report ABC1 so is quite recent. Watch, listen, or read.

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Technology is meant to make our lives easier but health experts are warning that excessive amounts of screen time also affects childhood development, and parents should limit the use of smart devices.

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Cash for comment in the YouTube generation

Cash for comment in the YouTube generation | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
Videos of young girls talking about new products are producing the internet's next wave of mini-moguls.
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Young girls are using technology to endorse products. They film themselves offering tutorials in beauty secrets and some are being paid. What social impact is this having on these girls? is it cash for comment? 

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Department of Health | Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Report

Department of Health | Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Report | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
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Although this report and its appendices were published in 2007, there is the opportunity to gauge an historical perspective to the whole issue of Assisted reproductive Technologies. It is published by the Australian Government department of Health so will be a credible and relevant source. 

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Assisted conception edited by Justin Healey

Assisted conception edited by Justin Healey | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it

This book is available in our College Library. You can log in to the OLIVER system via this link, and reserve it. 

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This title was published in 2010 and discusses many issue surrounding the technology associated with Assisted Conception. Some of it deals with ethics, but there is a chapter titled "Infertility and reproductive technology", and also "Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand". Log into the OLIVER system using your normal College login details to reserve this book. 

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The Future of the Internet in 2014

The Future of the Internet in 2014 | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
In 2014 the dominant discussions about the future of the internet cover some topics which have been discussed in previous posts and others have newly appeared or experienced significant development...
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A very comprehensive set of resources contained within this post  exploring the Internet from 2014 and the effects it is hoped to have on our society. 

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Week 1. Technology and People at Work

Week 1. Technology and People at Work | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
Last Updated January 2013 This week we are looking at the impact that technology is having and will have on people at work. We know that technology is an increasing part of how most people work, fr...
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This appears to be an online course for students at a university but it contains links to interesting reports, and has embedded clips relating to the topic. 

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trackingthefuture

trackingthefuture | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
Potentials and questions of the centuries ahead
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A blog about future technology. Reveals some interesting background material. 

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Tracking the Future just got better

Tracking the Future just got better | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it

Dear Friend!

 

Tracking the Future is a news syndication hub where we explore the rapid advancement of technology and its long term impact on society

I'd like to invite you to explore the magazine with the upgraded category filters.

Thank you for following and spreading the message!

 

You can follow Tracking the future on other platforms too:

 

the video board on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/trackingthe/future/


the tumblr page: http://trackingthefuture.tumblr.com/


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on google plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104526639588787227921/posts

 

on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trackingthefuture

 

or you can follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/szabolcs_kosa

 


Via Szabolcs Kósa, Margarida Sá Costa
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Follow the links to further information on the future impact of rapidly developing technology on society.

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What's technology doing to our health

What's technology doing to our health | Technology and its impact on society | Scoop.it
What kind of impact does online technology have on our social lives and our brains, now and in the future?
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Body and Soul magazine hosts this report by a freelance journalist about the effect on society of the rapid recent growth in technological advances. 

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