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Technology has an impact on society and on individuals even if we don’t realize it because we’re so immersed in our technology-centric society. This assignment gives you the opportunity to reflect on and explore the role of technology in our lives.

Imagine you have been asked to submit a peer-reviewed paper for a technology journal.

Select 2 of these technologies that you have experience with:

Smartphones
Video games
SIRI or Alexa Artificial Intelligence
Self-driving cars
Smart cars
Google or Apple Maps
Mobile banking
Uber or Lyft ride sharing apps

Note: If none of these technologies apply to you, work with your instructor to find two technologies that do.

Write a 700- to- 1,050-word reflection on the two technologies you selected (350 to 700 words per technology).

Assess each of the technologies as it applies to you and include the following:

What are the issues the technology causes for our society?
What opportunities does the technology provide for our society?
What are the ethical questions the technology presents for our society?
How can and does the technology influence human activities?

Determine your stance on each technology after you have assessed the technologies. Do the positives of each technology outweigh the negatives?

Implications of Technology Reflection