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    PROS AND CONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

    Biotechnology aimed at introducing any alteration of genetic material (DNA or RNA) of an organism through mating or recombination. This genetic modification contributes to important societal value like contributes to important societal values like sustainability, biodiversity and health. Examples of the application of biotechnology include micro-organisms engineered to produce hydrogen gas organic waste; plants engineered to make biodegradable polymers; molecular machines based on plant photosynthetic proteins to harness energy from the sun; bacteria engineered to break down environmental contaminants rapidly. The environmental applications of biotechnology are often overlooked and underfunded, yet the sustainability of our planet in the face of an increasing population is an issue of utmost importance Biotechnology…

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    POLITICAL AND SOCIAL PHENOMENA OF OUR TIME

    Democracy, and cyber-technology which has become the political, and social phenomena of our time, where Internet is alleged to provide greater “openness”, “empowerment”, “choice”, and access to information. If we argue that the Internet provides an open forum in which ideas can generally be communicated freely and easily. Others can focus on note that the Internet empowers certain groups by giving them a “voice”, or say in some matter that they had not previously had. Others can still suggest that the Internet empower individual by giving them more choices and thus greater freedom. Some points out that the Internet has provided greater access to information at a lower cost. Value…

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    RECENT FRIENDSHIP AND COMMUNITY

    Social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram have gone from being driven by special interest group of becoming basic social necessities of everyday life. ‘If you do not exist online you simply do not exist’. Virtual friendship exists on the internet and is seldom or never combined with real life interaction whereas traditional friendship involves substantial real life interaction. Only the latter can merit the label ‘genuine friendship’. How do we go about our social exchanges in this technological age without virtual friendship? Or can we say that there are no genuine friendship in this age? Or should we make virtual friendship or traditional friendship or both…

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    TECHNOLOGY: THE DIVISION BETWEEN CULTURE AND NATURE

    It is often thought that a culture can be defined and assessed by how successful that culture is at controlling nature through technology. Culture is thus opposed to nature, and technology is the means by which this opposition is maintained. When culture is understood, it is opposition to nature, technology itself can be viewed as unnatural. For many, no matter how well intentioned human cultural activities and technological innovations may be, no matter what the consequences of such activities and innovations, they are always artificial, and thus have a value that is fundamentally different from that of natural processes. The culture is understood as a disruption of the natural and…

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    PRACTICAL ISSUES IN CYBER-TECHNOLOGY

    The Internet and privately owned computer networks, such as wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs), are perhaps the most common and well-known examples of cyber-technology. However, cyber-technology represent the entire range of computing system, from stand-alone computers to privately owned networks to the Internet itself. Practical issues in cyber-technology are not limited to the Internet; they also include privately owned computers networks and interconnected communication technologies. It is the technologies that we refer to collectively as cyber-technology. Hence, ‘cyberethics’ captured the wide range of practical issues involving cyber-technology. ‘Cyberethics’ is more accurate than ‘computer ethics’. The term ‘computer ethics’ can connote practical issues associated with computer machines,…

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    CAN TECHNOLOGY REPLACE NATURE?

    Imagine the designated garden you’ve been visiting every summer for years is not garden at all. The grasses and trees are synthetics, the birds are clones, the mountains and valleys are man-made. The engineers who created this place did a fine job to create a perfect garden that gives you a wonderful experience. Their employers removed the natural resources in the area in order to make a profit, thereby destroying the original environment, and have replaced what was natural with a very good fake. For years you have enjoyed your time in what you thought was a pristine natural area. Only now you have learned that the garden was a…